The VCC Way: Partnership, Expertise, Innovation
Our advisory services team builds partnerships to improve community-based projects and build capacity to promote an enhanced quality of life for Virginians. We connect business owners and community organizations with important partners, provide knowledge and experience with complicated projects, and seek to develop innovative solutions to challenges.
VCC works to strengthen the capacity of the community development industry in Virginia by:
• Supporting community initiatives
• Connecting resources
• Building partnerships
VCC provides advisory services, technical assistance, and professional workshops in areas of small business, clean energy, affordable housing, and grocery and healthy food access. These services and specialized sessions help business owners build the skills needed to grow and sustain a successful enterprise. Examples of workshop topics include:
• Building a Successful Business
• Marketing & Social Media
• Technology in Business
• Credit & Financing
VCC provides one-on-one assistance to support the unique and complex needs of startups, existing small businesses, and not-for-profits such as:
• Strategic business planning
• Financial health analysis
• Pre-lending support
• Sales growth
• Resource referrals
Small Business Resources
We’re here to help and work alongside you. Along with our incredible partners from the public and private sectors, VCC provides resources for businesses and not-for-profits to thrive. Use our templates and links to supplemental resources to support your business needs.
- One-page Business Plan
Create a guide for developing your business.
- 90-Day Goal Planning
Use this sheet to help plan your goals and set a plan in motion.
- Communications Plan
Strategize what your main message is and how and when to share it with your audience.
- Breaking Even
Calculate your fixed and variable costs in order to determine what your business needs to break even.
Community Impact Programs
Investments from VCC partners in the public and private sectors allow us to support community development programs such as healthy food access, affordable housing, or expanding small business opportunities to enhance the quality of life for Virginia residents. Some of our programs have particular areas of focus or seek to benefit specific communities throughout Virginia.
- Greater Richmond Region Small Business Program (Richmond)
- Housing Catalyst Loan Fund (Statewide)
- Thompson Foundation Program
- Virginia Fresh Food Loan Fund (Statewide)