The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond began organizing a series of technical assistance programs for small businesses in 2010. We were motivated by small businesses who shared their challenges with finding sufficient credit during an economic downturn and from financial institutions that regularly interact with small businesses searching for credit. We partner with a variety of organizations, including nonprofits, government agencies, and financial institutions, as well as other Reserve Banks across the United States.
This forum addressed issues relevant to small and micro business service providers such as capital, education and technical assistance. Charleston, August 20, 2012.
This forum provided West Virginia small businesses with information on community-centered lending programs, public lending programs and small business lending projects. Wheeling, September 27, 2011.
West Virginia Chamber of Commerce – West Virginia’s business advocacy organization
West Virginia Small Business Development Center –a network that promotes economic development by providing assistance to existing small businesses and entrepreneurs
Center for Economic Options – Center that advocates for policies and practices that support sustainable business development
West Virginia Small Business Service Guide -an electronic publication that provides information and resources for starting and growing business in West Virginia