This page is by no means a complete or exhaustive list, it contains only some of the more commonly encountered steps to start a business.
Who it helps
The Helping Hands Loan Fund is targeted to help low-to-moderate income individuals attain self-sufficiency through entrepreneurship.
This fund has the potential to help individuals, especially women, develop self-sufficiency through micro-enterprise development, which then helps to boost the local economy. The Helping Hands Loan Program helps borrowers supplement their family income with a small or seasonal income business.
The NOVA Technology Loan Fund is designed to help minority/people of color entrepreneurs in the technology industry located in Northern Virginia who are suffering substantial economic injury because of the COVID-19 economic downturn. It is a revolving loan fund funded by the Freedom Bank and Northern Virginia Technology Council.
As a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), LEDC provides alternative microloan options to start-ups and existing businesses that have difficulty obtaining credit from mainstream financial institutions.