The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond is committed to supporting small businesses in the Fifth District. This web page highlights our programs and resources aimed at helping small businesses access the technical and financial resources they need. They are categorized by location: VA, MD, NC, SC and WV.
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.
A look at non-traditional financing for small business.
This video by The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, explores access to capital, regulatory challenges, risk management and other issues affecting small business growth and job creation.
This website focuses on data, initiatives and research related to small business issues such as job creation, economic development and small business financing.
This website serves as a clearinghouse of information on current trends within the small business and entrepreneurship sectors and the ways these sectors are supported and promoted by public, private and nonprofit organizations.
This semi-annual poll surveys small businesses in New York, New Jersey and Fairfield County, Connecticut, about their business performance and financial and credit experiences.
This article, by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, features a video of Chairman Bernanke addressing the needs of small businesses.
The Richmond Fed, in partnership with the Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Dallas, Kansas City, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and St. Louis Federal Reserve Banks, conducts an annual survey of small business owners. Read the 2015 Reports on Employer and Nonemployer Firms here. The 2016 Report on Employer Firms is forthcoming.