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Norfolk's Business Cafés provide new and existing businesses with the information, guidance, and resources needed to move forward and achieve success. They offer financial, marketing, management and technical assistance to new and existing small businesses. Services are offered at no charge to Norfolk residents interested in starting a new business or expanding an existing firm. Business Cafés are held in Ocean View, Park Place, Southside, and Huntersville.

A Military Biz Cafe, held December 7, highlighted the small business resources available to the military community. This included identifying skills obtained through military service that translates into profitable businesses.

For additional information about the business cafés contact Aleea Slappy at (757) 664-4338 or email .

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Norfolk Department of Economic Development Mission

Generate wealth for the City of Norfolk through business expansion, enhancement, and new business development complementary to our neighborhoods.

Contact Info

(757) 664-4338
999 Waterside Drive
Suite 2430
Norfolk, VA 23510

Staff Details

George Homewood, FAICP,CFM
Interim Economic Development Director 

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