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As the premier agency for business development, SBSD has in its toolbox resources ranging from Outreach Services and Financing to Certification for both state and federal programs that support the growth and sustainability of small businesses.  The agency’s subject matter experts are professionals that have years of experience and training to assist small businesses in navigating state government successfully.  In addition, SBSD has access to collaborative partners that share in the same value system of investing in the advancement of small businesses.

The agency provides support through Business Development and Outreach Services as well as technical assistance.  The Business Development and Outreach Services (BDOS) division of SBSD supports economic development in Virginia by working with both new and existing small businesses. The BDOS team serves as a one-stop for facilitation of licensing and registration for small businesses through the Business One Stop Portal (BOS),

The division offers a variety of business development training including a StreetWise MBA, called Scaling4Growth, which is a national program that takes qualified businesses through an intensive seven-month program to scale their business to the next level.  The division hosts a variety of other development programs across the Commonwealth.  For a listing of upcoming trainings/events see below:

Selling to the Commonwealth
This is most often a three-hour workshop with an overview of the Commonwealth’s electronic procurement system, electronic Virginia, or eVA.  Key in this session is a demonstration on finding a targeted market for a specific commodity or service; which agencies most often purchase that commodity/service and the dollars historically spent in those categories as well as identifying opportunities for businesses to sell their products/services.  In addition, key information on the Commonwealth’s SWaM certification is offered with an overview of the marketing advantage of the SWaM and Micro business certifications and steps needed to apply for these certifications.

Entrepreneur Express
This is a half-day workshop targeting individuals researching a business start-up or small business owners who have been in business less than three years.  Some of the topics covered are business plans; marketing your business; financing your business and an invaluable overview of additional government resources available to small businesses.


Growing Sales Conferences
These are half-day events targeting a more mature small business audience. These events offer three time slots for workshops and each time slot offers anywhere from 3-5 different topics. By event’s end, each business owner will have attended 3 workshops out of 12-15.  In addition, key business resources will be exhibiting, providing added benefit for attendees.

Regional Connect Events
These events are a prime networking opportunity for state buyers and small businesses to have one-on-one conversations about what the buyers are purchasing and how best to navigate this process.  These events are intended to be limited in size to allow for meaningful one-on-one conversations.  Generally four events are held each year and are held throughout the state.


One-on-One Business Counseling
Another vital service provided by the BDOS team is the one-on-one business counseling sessions.  Through a local Business Services Manager, small businesses are able to set up a one-on-one appointment to go over the individual business growth plan.

The SBSD BDOS team connects the small businesses, government procurement officials and the economic development community
throughout Virginia as well as other resources vital to small business owners.
Virginia Business Information Center handles contacts with business owners by phone and email.
Email: or call the Hotline: 804-786-6585.

SBSD Business Services Manager Advocates for Agencies.

Agencies needing to contact their SBSD Business Services Manager Advocate, can search by Agency Code, Agency Abbreviation or Agency Name.

State AgencyAgency CodeAgency Abbreviation Business Services Manager advocateBusiness Services Manager advocate's email
General Provisions30GPCourtney
General Fund Resources31GFRESChris
Senate of Virginia100SOVRandy
House of Delegates101HDELCourtney
Legislative Department Reversion Clearing Account102LDRCACourtney
Magistrate System103MAGCourtney
Judicial Department Reversion Clearing Account104JDRCACourtney
Virginia Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation105VCICRamain
Division of Legislative Services107DLSChris
Virginia Code Commission108VCCRamain
Division of Legislative Automated Systems109DLASChris
Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission110JLARCCourtney
Supreme Court111SUPCTRandy
Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission112JIRCCourtney
Circuit Courts113CCVAngela
General District Courts114GDCChris
Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts115JDRCCourtney
Combined District Courts116CDCAngela
Virginia State Bar117VSBRamain
Virginia Coal and Energy Commission118VCECRamain
Lieutenant Governor119LTGOVRandy Brown
Office of the Governor121GOVRandy
Department of Planning and Budget122DPBChris
Department of Military Affairs123DMAChris
Court of Appeals of Virginia 125CABAngela
Department of Emergency Management127DEMChris
Virginia Veterans Care Center128VVCCRamain
Department of Human Resource Management129DHRMChris
Department of Elections132ELECTChris
Auditor of Public Accounts133APAAngela
Virginia Information Technologies Agency136VITARamain
Department of Criminal Justice Services140DCJSChris
Attorney General and Department of Law141OAGAngela
Virginia State Crime Commission142VSCCRamain
Division of Debt Collection143DDCChris
Commissioners for the Promotion of Uniformity of Legislation in the United States145CPULAngela
Science Museum of Virginia146SMVRamain
Office of the State Inspector General147OSIGCourtney
Virginia Commission for the Arts148VCARamain
Administration of Health Insurance149AHIAngela
Department of Accounts151DOAChris
Department of the Treasury152TDChris
Department of Motor Vehicles154DMVAngela
Treasury Board155TBRandy
Department of State Police156VSPChris
Compensation Board157CBAngela
Virginia Retirement System158VRSRamain
Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission160VCSCRamain
Department of Taxation161TAXChris
Department of Accounts Transfer Payments162DOATPChris
Virginia Management Fellows Program Administration164VMFPARamain
Department of Housing and Community Development165DHCDChris
Secretary of the Commonwealth166SOCRandy
State Corporation Commission171SCCRandy
Virginia Lottery172VALRamain
Virginia College Savings Plan174VCSPRamain
Secretary of Administration180SOARandy
Department of Labor and Industry181DOLIChris
Virginia Employment Commission182VECChris
Secretary of Natural Resources183SNRRandy
Secretary of Technology184SOTECHRandy
Secretary of Education185SOERandy
Secretary of Transportation186STORandy
Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security187SPSHSRandy
Secretary of Health and Human Resources188SHHRRandy
Secretary of Finance190SFINRandy
Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission191VWCRamain
Secretary of Commerce and Trade192SCTRandy
Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry193OSAFRandy
Department of General Services194DGSChris
Direct Aid to Public Education197DOE/ DAPEChris
Department of Conservation and Recreation199DCRCourtney
Children's Services Act200CSAAngela
Department of Education, Central Office Operations201DOE/COOChris
Library of Virginia202LVAChris
Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center203WWRCCourtney
College of William and Mary204CWMAngela
University of Virginia207UVA/ADCourtney
Virginia Tech 208VPISU/IDRamain
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University208VPISU/IDRamain
University of Virginia Medical Center209UVAHRandy
Virginia Military Institute211VMICourtney
Virginia State University 212VSURandy
Norfolk State University 213NSUAngela
Longwood University 214LURandy
University of Mary Washington215UMWCourtney
James Madison University 216JMUCourtney
Radford University 217RURamain
Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind218VSDBCourtney
Old Dominion University 221ODUAngela
Department of Professional Occupations and Regulation222DPORChris
Department of Health Professions223DHPRandy
Virginia Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Experiment Station229VPISU /CERamain
Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Research Services 234VSU/ CEARAngela
Virginia Commonwealth University236VCU/ADRandy
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts238VMFACourtney
Frontier Cultural Museum of Virginia239FCMV Courtney
Richard Bland College241RBCRandy
Christopher Newport University242CNUAngela
Online Virginia Network Authority 244OVNCourtney
State Council of Higher Education245SCHEVChris
University of Virginia's College at Wise246UVA/CWRamain
George Mason University 247GMUChris
Virginia Community College System260VCCSRamain
Virginia Community College System - Central Office261VCCS-CORamain
Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services262DARSAngela
Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired263VRCBVICourtney
Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences268VIMSAngela
Virginia Community College System - Shared Services Center270VCCS/SSCRamain
Eastern Virginia Medical School 274EVMSAngela
Eastern Virginia Medical School274EVMSChris
New River Community College275NRCCRamain
Southside Virginia Community College276SVCCRandy
Paul D. Camp Community College277PDCCCCourtney
Rappahannock Community College278RCCCourtney
Danville Community College279DCCRandy
Northern Virginia Community College280NVCCChris
Piedmont Virginia Community College282PVCCCourtney
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College283JSRCCRandy
Eastern Shore Community College284ESCCAngela
Patrick Henry Community College285PHCCRamain
Virginia Western Community College286VWCCRamain
Dabney Lancaster Community College287DSLCCRamain
Wytheville Community College - shared Services288WCCRamain
John Tyler Community College290JTCCRandy
Blue Ridge Community College291BRCCCourtney
Central Virginia Community College292CVCCRandy
Thomas Nelson Community College293TNCCAngela
Southwest Virginia Community College294SWVCCRamain
Tidewater Community College295TCCAngela
Virginia Highlands Community College296VHCCRamain
Germanna Community College297GCCCourtney
Lord Fairfax Community College298LFCCCourtney
Mountain Empire Community College299MECCRamain
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services301VDACSRamain
Virginia Economic Development Partnership310VEDPRamain
Economic Development Incentive Payments312EDIPChris
Virginia International Trade Corporation316VITCRamain
Virginia Tourism Authority320VTAAngela
Virginia-Israel Advisory Board330VIABRamain
Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity350DSBSDChris
Fort Monroe Authority360FMAChris
Jamestown-Yorktown Commemorations400JYCOMCourtney
Marine Resources Commission402MRCCourtney
Department of Wildlife Resources403DWRAngela
Virginia Racing Commission405VRCRamain
Virginia Port Authority 407VPAAngela
Virginia Energy409Ramain
Department of Forestry 411DOFCourtney
Commission on the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program413VASAPAngela
Gunston Hall417GHCourtney
Department of Historic Resources423DHRChris
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation425JYFRandy
Department of Environmental Quality440DEQAngela
Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs454SVDACourtney
Virginia Department of Transportation501VDOTCourtney
Department of Rail and Public Transportation505DRPTRandy
Motor Vehicle Dealer Board506MVDBCourtney
Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority 509VCSFAAngela
Department of Motor Vehicles Transfer Payments530DMVTPChris
Department of Health601VDHChris
Department of Medical assistance Services602DMASRandy
Virginia Board for People with Disabilities606VBPDChris
Department of Corrections - Central Administration701DOC/CARandy
Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired702DBVIChris
Central State Hospital703CSHRandy
Eastern State Hospital 704ESHAngela
Southwest Virginia Mental Health Institute705SWMHIRamain
Western State Hospital706WSHCourtney
Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents708CCCAAngela
Powhatan Correctional Center709PCCCourtney
Virginia Correctional Enterprises711DOC/CERamain
Virginia Correctional Center for Women716VCCWCourtney
Bland Correctional Center718BCCRamain
James River Correctional Facility 719JRCCRandy
Department of Behavioral Health720BDHDSAngela
Powhatan Reception & Classification Center721PRCCRandy
Southeastern Virginia Training Center723SEVTCRandy
Catawba Hospital 724CHAngela
Northern Virginia Training Center725NVTCCourtney
Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute728NVMHICourtney
Piedmont Geriatric Hospital729PGHRandy
Brunswick Correctional Center730BWCCAngela
Sussex One State Prison733SICCRandy
Sussex Two State Prison734SIICCRandy
Wallens Ridge State Prison735WRSPRamain
St. Brides Correctional Center737SBCCRandy
Southwestern Virginia Training Center738SWVTCRandy
Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute739SVMHIRandy
Red Onion State Prison741ROSPRandy
Corrections - Employee Relations and Training742DOC-ERTAngela
Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women743FWCCChris
Nottoway Correctional Center745NCCCourtney
Marion Correctional Center747MCTCCourtney
Hiram Davis Medical Center748HDMCCourtney
Buckingham Correctional Facility749BUCCRandy
Department for the Deaf and Hard-Of-Hearing751VDDHHChris
State Farm Correctional Center752DMCCCourtney
Deerfield Correctional Center753DFCCAngela
Augusta Correctional Center754ACCAngela
Department of Corrections--Division of Institutions756DOC/DIChris
Western Region Correctional Field Units757WRCFURamain
Central Region Correctional Field Units760CRCFUAngela
Baskerville Correctional Center761BACCAngela
Department of Social Services765DSSRamain
Virginia Parole Board766VPBRamain
Division of Community Corrections767DOC/ DCCChris
Keen Mountain Correctional Center768KMCCCourtney
Greensville Correctional Center769GVCCCourtney
Dillwyn Correctional Center770DWCCChris
Indian Creek Correctional Center771ICCCAngela
Haynesville Correctional Center772HCCCourtney
Coffeewood Correctional Center773CWCCCourtney
Lunenburg Correctional Center774LCCCourtney
Pocahontas State Correctional Center775PSCCRandy
Green Rock Correctional Center776GRCCRandy
Department of Juvenile Justice777DJJChris
Department of Forensic Science778DFSChris
River North Correctional Center785RNCCRandy
Culpeper Correctional Facility for Women786CCCWAngela
Grants to Localities790DBDHS/GLCourtney
Mental Health Treatment Centers792MHTCCourtney
Intellectual Disabilities Training Centers793IDTCCourtney
Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation794VCBRRamain
Department of Corrections--Institutions795DOC-IChris
Department of Corrections799DOCChris
Department of Corrections, Central Activities
Capitol Square Preservation Council820CSPCAngela
Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council834FIACRamain
Citizens' Advisory Council on Furnishing and Interpreting the Executive Mansion836CACFIEMAngela
Virginia Disability Commission837VDCRamain
Virginia Commission on Youth839VCOYRamain
Virginia Housing Commission840VHCRamain
Department of Aviation841DOAVChris
Chesapeake Bay Commission842CBCAngela
Joint Commission on Health Care844JCHCCourtney
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission845MLKMCChris
Joint Commission on Technology and Science847JCOTSCourtney
Indigent Defense Commission848IDCCourtney
Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission851TICRRandy
Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth852VFHYRamain
Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Committee858BBEDSAngela
Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission859VSACWCRamain
Commission on Unemployment Compensation860CUCAngela
Small Business Commission862SBCRandy
Commission on Electric Utility Regulation863CEURAngela
Manufacturing Development Commission864MDCCourtney
Joint Commission on Administrative Rules865JCARCourtney
Virginia Bicentennial of the American War of 1812 Commission867VBAWCRamain
Commission on Civics Education870CCEAngela
Autism Advisory Council871AACAngela
Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission872VWWCCRamain
Commission for the Commemoration of the Centennial of Women's Right to Vote874CCWRWAngela
Joint Commission on Transportation Accountability875JCTACourtney
Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council876VCIEACRamain
Commission on Economic Opportunity for Virginians in Aspiring and Diverse877CEOVADCAngela
Department of Veteran Services912DVSAngela
Veterans Services Foundation913VSFRamain
Interstate Organization Contributions921IOCRandy
Sitter & Barfoot Veterans Care Center922SBVCCRandy
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority934IEIACourtney
Roanoke Higher Education Authority935RHEARandy
Southeastern Universities Research Association Doing Business for Jefferson Science Associates, LLC936JSARandy
Southern Virginia Higher Education Center937SVHECRandy
New College Institute938NCICourtney
Virginia College Building Authority941VCBARamain
Virginia Museum of Natural History942VMNHRamain
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center948SWHECAngela
Central Capital Outlay949CCOAngela
9(C)Revenue Bonds950RBNCAngela
9(D)Revenue Bonds951RBNDAngela
Commonwealth's Attorney's Services Council957CASCAngela
Department of Fire Programs960DFPChris
Division of Capitol Police961DCPChris
State Water Commission971SWCRandy
Virginia Resources Authority972VRARamain
State Grants to Nonstate Entities-Nonstate Agencies986GNSARandy
Council on Virginia's Future987CVFAngela
Higher Education Research Initiative989HERICourtney
Appropriation Vetoes990AVAngela
Higher Education Cross-Cutting991HECCCourtney
Planned Reversions992PRRandy
Treasury Construction Financing993TD-CFRandy
Department of Treasury - Trust Funds 994TD-TFChris
Central Appropriations995CAAngela
Department of Treasury - Statewide Activities  996TD-SWAChris
Department of Accounts-Statewide Activities997DOA-SAChris
Department of Accounts - City/County Treasurers998DOA-CCTChris
Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority999ABCRamain
Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control999ABCChris

Business One Stop helps entrepreneurs determine the new business formation requirements for their specific business.
This electronic portal accelerates new business formation by minimizing confusing processes and duplicate paperwork.
BOS page
101 N. 14th Street, 11th Floor Richmond, VA 23219
1(804) 786-6585
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