Small Business Assistance and Financing Available

Culpeper, Fauquier, and Rappahannock Counties have partnered with People Incorporated and the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development to give local small business owners access to affordable assistance and financing. This program stimulates economic development and job creation in the Northern Piedmont region and is open to new or expanding businesses.  It is specifically targeted to entrepreneurs who have been unable to obtain financing to expand or to open their own business and who will be creating jobs in the area.  Anyone with a small business idea or a desire to expand an existing business should contact People Incorporated.

Loan funds are available for building acquisition and renovation, fixed asset purchases, working capital, and other related costs for business startup and expansion. Extensive training and technical assistance for entrepreneurs is offered at no cost. Poor credit issues can be addressed and improved. This project is funded through a Community Development Block Grant from the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Housing and Community Development.

Current training courses include:

  • Business Basics
  • Customer Service
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Credit/Budgeting

Please contact Jenny Knox at 571-359-3897 or for more information.

About People Incorporated of Virginia

People Incorporated is a non-profit Community Action Agency and Community Development Corporation committed to providing opportunities for economically disadvantaged people to reach their goals in order to enhance their lives, families, and communities. People Incorporated develops programs and strategies that are designed to move people and communities into the economic mainstream. In Fiscal Year 2017, People Incorporated provided services to over 6,000 clients. For more information about People Incorporated’s programs and services contact the Abingdon office at 276-623-9000 or visit us at .


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