As we collectively navigate the uncertainty of the recent health crisis, Opportunity SWVA is committed to supporting our Southwest Virginia startups and small businesses during this time. This situation is fluid and changes day by day. We have compiled a list of resources below to keep you informed and help your business stay strong.
Small Businesses & Startups
Virginia SBDC: Virginia SBDC
Facebook: Small Business Grants
Hello Alice: COVID-19 Business Support Center
Startup Space: COVID-19 Coronavirus Resources and Support
Co-Starters: Recovery Guide
NE Tennessee: Resource Page
Bristol TN/VA: Resource Page
Disaster Relief Funds
SBA: Disaster Assistance
Kiva: Small Business Loans
Virginia 30 Day Fund: Forgivable Loans Program
Wefunder: Emergency Funding
Intuit: GoFundMe for Small Businesses
US Travel Association: Resource Page
United Way of Southwest Virginia: COVID-19 Relief Fund
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation:
U.S. Economic Development Administration:
U.S. Department of the Treasury:
Thanks to all of you for the work you do every day advocating for entrepreneurship and sustaining Southwest Virginia’s economy. The work we do together is more important now than ever.
If you have a resource or story to share on what you are doing to support entrepreneurs in this challenging time, we hope you’ll share them with us so we can spread the word.