Supporting the Heart of Our Community
The Portsmouth@Work Small Business Center aims to connect entrepreneurs, soloprenuers, and new small business owners with the training programs and resources they need while learning how to start a business. We serve as an ally for small, minority, and women-owned businesses throughout our community. We connect small businesses to resources that help them thrive.
Our small business workshops help you develop the planning, management, and financial skills necessary to grow your business. By leveraging our resource partners, we are able to offer a wide range of high-quality workshops, conferences, seminars, and courses at no cost, or a nominal fee.
Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity
The mission of the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD) is to enhance growth opportunities for Virginia’s small businesses to prosper through increased revenue and job creation thereby raising the standard of living for all Virginians
Hampton Roads Small Business Devleopment Center
The Small Business Development Center assists entrepreneurs with the identification and evaluation of the most important factors related to the success of his or her enterprise.
Virginia Employment Commission
The VEC offers career assistance and employment opportunities for job seekers, employer services for businesses of all sizes, employment services for veterans, unemployment insurance benefits to eligible individuals, and other programs designed to assist with employment.
Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Virginia PTAC’s mission is to “Help business do business with government”, both federal and state/local. Our services cover the full range of information, from the very basics for newcomers (FAR, FBO, SAM, DSBS, and more) to WOSB, SDVOSB, GSA schedules application, 8(a) certification, and more. We help our clients understand how to analyze and respond to RFPs, the advantages of priming and subcontracting opportunities, and assist with more intricate company-specific challenges including pricing and compliance questions.
Hampton Roads Workforce Council
Hampton Roads Workforce Council oversees federally funded workforce development programs, which assist businesses in accessing qualified workers and jobseekers in finding suitable job openings and bolstering their earning power through training.