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People Incorporated

People Incorporated of Virginia, one of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s largest and most successful Community Action Agencies. People Incorporated offers over 32 programs designed to, “give people a hand up, not a hand out.” People Incorporated Financial Services offers loans, development services and financial products to small and emerging businesses. People Incorporated Financial Services works to strengthen local economies in 22-jurisdiction service areas including the counties of Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Floyd, Grayson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe and the cities of Bristol, Galax and Norton in Southwest Virginia and the counties of Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, and Warren in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

Virginia Small Business Administration

The Small Business Administration offers a variety of programs and support services to help you start and operate your business.

Virginia Small Business Financing Authority

The Virginia Department of Business Assistance works with existing businesses to foster growth and prosperity and assisting entrepreneurs in forming a lucrative business. They host a variety of educational events throughout the Commonwealth weekly. Topics range from selling to the state, social media, mobile marketing & eCommerce, iPad for business, accessing capital, and other business resources. To view a listing of upcoming events, go to

Virginia Community Capital

Virginia Community Capital (VCC) is a multi-million dollar non-profit, community development financial institution (CDFI) and banking entity providing innovative loan and investment solutions for affordable housing, small business, and economic development projects in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our mission is to be the first choice for innovative capital and collaborative leadership promoting vibrant local communities and enhanced quality of life. 

The Ninth District Development Financing

The Ninth District Development Financing provides funding for a diverse set of thriving tourist related businesses including arts, cultural, historical, outdoor adventure, and entertainment venues, Ninth District Development Financing, Inc. meets its objectives to create and retain jobs, promote the region's historical significance and cultural preservation, and attract tourists while supporting and expanding the tourism economy of the Ninth District.

Revolving Loan Fund - Cumberland Plateau Planning District

The Cumberland Plateau Planning District Commission offers a revolving loan program to assist plant expansions and new job creation by offering financing which may be subordinated to conventional bank financing for the Virginia counties of Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell.

Dickenson County IDA Revolving Loan Fund

The IDA Revolving Loan Fund is a loan program designed to provide micro-loans for the purpose of supporting the local entrepreneur of Dickenson County to accomplish a specific project and help increase the local tax base

Scott County EDA Revolving Loan Fund

The Scott County Economic Development Authority offers loans up to $25,000 to entrepreneurs and small businesses in Scott County. 

Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority Funding Programs

The Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority is a unique economic development organization that operates incentive and funding programs. VCEDA's mission is to help enhance and diversify the region's economy by encouraging new job creation.

Kiva Zip

Kiva Zip is a crowd funding option with easy repayment terms.