General Resources

Sometimes the amount of information available to small businesses can be overwhelming, so we’ve compiled a handful of local and state resources that can directly benefit your business.



Downtown Hopewell Guidelines

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Find a list of allowable businesses in the Downtown district along with qualifying design and sign guidelines for the historic district.

Virginia Business One Stop

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A great resource for new or expanding businesses that will make your life a lot easier. If you are starting or expanding a business check out this great resource.

Crater Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

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The HDP has consistently relied upon the people at our own SBDC for help with business plans, funding, and numerous business seminars ranging from using e-mail marketing to accounting software. More information and a list of upcoming free seminars can be found on their website.



HPG Chamber

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Hopewell is lucky to have a great Chamber of Commerce which provides many resources to our local businesses.



Hopewell Department of Economic Development

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The City’s economic development office may have resources and incentives that benefit your business.


CNU E-Commerce Technical Assistance

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Virginia Electronic Commerce Technology Center at Christopher Newport University (VECTEC) offers e-commerce services to small and mid-sized Virginia businesses including: e-commerce consulting; web site design and development; shopping systems and custom database development; e-government assistance; nonprofit assistance; and education programs.



Virginia DBA

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Provides resources for funding and start up assistance along with a list of other resources to help Virginia businesses.



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