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Greater Williamsburg Business Assistance

The Greater Williamsburg Partnership and our affiliates host business workshops, seminars, and roundtables to help educate the local business community, foster industry growth, and improve communication. Additionally, we partner with many regional and state organizations to provide support for our private business community.

Business Roundtables

The Williamsburg Economic Development Authority hosts monthly Business Roundtables for City of Williamsburg businesses.  These lunch events are designed to increase communication with existing businesses.  Topics vary each month, with various speakers invited and issues discussed.
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Small Business Support

Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center
The Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center is part of a statewide network that is directed by George Mason University. The organization’s mission is to contribute to the growth and development of the economy by providing management, technical and other assistance and information to the region’s small business community. LEARN MORE
Virginia Business One Stop
The Virginia Business One Stop connects private business with a single source of resources needed to establish their business and streamline processes related to the operation of that business. LEARN MORE
Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Training
Thomas Nelson Community College offers a range of courses in a variety of workforce fields. These include: Healthcare, Manufacturing & Trade, Professional Education, Technology, and Transportation & Licensing. LEARN MORE

Ignition Center
Ignition is a privately funded business accelerator and incubator founded and managed by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. Ignition has launched numerous businesses in their first five months of operation, generating more than $500K in revenue from among the 23 different startups and entrepreneurs who have started with Ignition at their side.  Ignition uses a mentor based model and provides direct investment, office space, consulting, mobile application and software development, design services, marketing, advertising, and other support needed to build and launch a business. Ignition's staff has the hands on experience and resources needed to aid prospective entrepreneurs in launching their businesses.  LEARN MORE