Sources of Funding:
Capital Source provides an alternative funding source for capital needs to eligible applicants throughout Virginia. The company offers term loans, lines of credit, contract financing, commercial mortgages and business advisory services.
Timothy S. Hayes, Executive Director
2317 Westwood Ave., Suite 204 Richmond, VA 23230
Tidewater Business Financing Corporation (TBFC)
TBFC is a non-profit corporation certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide permanent financing for commercial and industrial projects through the SBA 504 Loan program. TBFC assists growing businesses in expanding, renovation or relocating in the Tidewater area by offering long-term fixed rate loans at market interest to finance the purchase of real estate, machinery and heavy equipment. The maximum amount TBFC can loan is $1,300,000 and the minimum is $50,000. A commercial lender selected by the borrower provides 50% of the project cost at a conventional rate and term. TBFC provides financing for up to 40% of the total cost of the project.
R. Patrick Gomez, Director
500 E. Main Street, Ste. 1226 Norfolk, Virginia 23510
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
The SBA provides financial assistance in the form of loan guarantees, rather than direct loans. The SBA does not provide grants to start or expand a business. SBA offers several basic types of business loans: SBA 7(a) Loan Guarantee, SBAExpress, Community Express, Certified Development Company Loans/504 Program and CAPLine.
L.A. “Andy” Keller, Jr., Loan Specialist
Richmond District Office Federal Building,
Suite 1150 400 N. 8th Street
P.O. Box 10126 Richmond, VA 23240-0126
Phone: 804-771-2400, Ext. 143
Virginia Small Business Financing Authority (VSBFA)
The Virginia Small Business Financing Authority is a statewide issuer of industrial development bonds and the conduit through which the Department of Business Assistance provides financial assistance to Virginia's businesses. VSBFA offers several types of financing: Industrial Development Bond Program, Loan Guaranty Program, Economic Development Loan Fund, Small Business Environmental Compliance Assistance Fund, Child Day Care Financing Program, Virginia Capital Access Program (VCAP), Virginia Community Reinvestment Program, New Markets Tax Credits Program
Scott E. Parsons, Executive Director
P.O. Box 446 Richmond, Virginia 23218-0446
Business Association Links:
Links to Government, Regional and Workforce Resources:
Commonwealth of Virginia
Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Virginia Department of Business Assistance
Virginia Department of Taxation
Virginia Department of Transportation
Virginia Port Authority
EXISTING BUSINESS PROGRAM
We’re committed to the retention and expansion of enterprises within the City of Portsmouth — office, industrial, retail, hospitality and others.
If you own a business, The Existing Business Program is your program.