Small Business Owners: Your Input Is Needed! 

Owners and key financial decisionmakers of for-profit businesses - please share your recent experiences. Did your business seek financing such as loans or lines of credit in the last 12 months? How would you rate the financial condition of your business?


The Virginia SBDC Network is partnering with the Federal Reserve to conduct a Small Business Credit Survey. By taking the survey, you contribute to data that directly informs the Fed, federal government agencies, service providers, policymakers, and others—ultimately benefitting your business and other businesses like yours. Take the 10-minute survey now.


The survey is open to businesses currently in operation, those recently closed, and those about to launch. All responses are confidential.


The survey closes Friday, November 4, 2022. 


Questions? Contact Grace Guynn at

Take the Survey

"Entrepren-You Are! Business 101"

with Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center 

The Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center will now be offering free group online webinar sessions called "Entrepren-You Are! Business 101". These sessions will help entrepreneurs with the essential foundational elements to start and build a successful small business. They will cover validating your idea, business plan basics, managing your money, funding options, licensing and legalities. Classes are FREE! 


Business 101 - Class Schedule

Monday, 10/24 - 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, 10/26 - 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, 11/10 - 6 – 7:30 p.m.

 Thursday, 12/1 - 8 – 9:30 a.m.


There is also an ongoing “Founders Education Series” which is intended to be a more intense focus on specific business topics essential for growth. These sessions are hosted in collaboration with the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center. Start-ups can prepare to launch with greater confidence, while existing businesses will appreciate the “business health check” as they move into expansion mode.


Take all sessions or drop into topics. Registration is $5/session; scholarships available.


Founders Education Series

Tuesdays 4:30-6:30 P.M.


10/18: Industry Trends, Your Customers, and Market Fit

 10/25: Pricing, Costs, and Launch Preparation

11/1: Marketing, Sales, and Your Brand 

11/8: Business Models, Telling Your Story, and Risk Planning 

11/15: Money and Recordkeeping


Kick off your holiday season in charming Smithfield & Isle of Wight County at the annual Holiday Open House on Saturday and Sunday, November 5 & 6. Enjoy fabulous sales and specials at local merchants plus a cheery welcome at restaurants. Check the website for updates as participating merchants are added.


For Sale: Restaurant/Retail Building

13162 Carrollton Boulevard

7,800 square-foot restaurant/retail building zoned General Commercial (GC) and located on 2.7 acres on Route 17/Carrollton Boulevard is available for sale (investment or owner/user). Formerly the South of the Border convenience store, 5,400 square-feet of the building is currently occupied by Dock of the Bay seafood restaurant. The seller currently occupies the remaining 2,400 square-foot retail space on a temporary basis. Located in the fastest growing area of Isle of Wight County in close proximity to Newport News Shipbuilding.

For more information, contact Mark Pendleton, The Breeden Company, 757-486-1000 or

Search the County's available properties database for more commercial or industrial properties. If you own or represent a commercial property in Isle of Wight County that is available for sale or lease, please CONTACT US, and we will add it to our database.

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