• BizWorks Enterprise Center

    BizWorks Enterprise Center

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    Business & Trade OrganizationsBusiness Development ServicesNon-Profit Organizations

    About Us

    Formerly Jefferson Davis Enterprise Center, BizWorks was founded in 2001 as a project of the Jefferson Davis Association. BizWorks is a non-profit small business incubator offering office and warehouse space to new businesses and those transitioning from a non-traditional environment, such as their garage or dining room.

    Our management team consists of the board of directors working in conjunction with the BizWorks Executive Director and staff.

    Our Mission is to cultivate new and emerging businesses that contribute to the economic vitality of Chesterfield County through job creation and capital investment by providing:

    Synergistic environment
    Management guidance
    Customized advisory services
    Access to business resources
    Flexible office space and shared administrative services

    Highlights

    • Always looking for volunteers to help our members grow!
    • Always willing to speak with someone who has a business idea!
    • Working to support and promote small business!
    • Check out our B3 Program for aspiring entrepreneurs!
    • Don;t miss our Start Smart program

    Rep/Contact Info

    Isabelle Cabral
    Office Assistant
    • Phone: (804) 275-5190
    Doug Carleton
    Chairman BizWorks
    Kiva Duff
    Deputy Director
    • Phone: (804) 275-5190

  • “Relaunch Chesterfield” Aims to Reopen Chesterfield Businesses

    What?

    Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, Chesterfield Cabinet and Chesterfield County have united to support a coordinated relaunching of the Chesterfield economy.   Relaunch focuses on issues for businesses and elected officials around the county to consider as reopening plans are made. "Relaunch Chesterfield" is meant to work in conjunction with the Governors’ Covid-19 Business Task Force recommendations as they too begin the work of relaunching Virginia’s economy. 

    "Relaunch Chesterfield" will be developed in partnership with business leaders across a broad array of industry sectors and organizations around the county, including but not limited to the following sections:

    • Health and Safety First/Internal & External Customers
    • Retail
    • Restaurants
    • Hospitality
    • Arts & Entertainment
    • Healthcare Services
    • Personal Care Service Industry
    • K-12 Education & Childcare and Daycare

    "Relaunch Chesterfield" is meant to serve as a start to the conversation for returning more employees and businesses to work, rather than serving as a final, prescriptive set of answers or solutions.

    We are currently seeking participants to work and lead in these individual industry workgroups.  Please submit your information to be considered for an interested industry cluster workgroup by clicking here.    

    Why?
    Businesses are resilient in creating opportunities to thrive in challenging conditions.  Businesses ability to pivot their business model and allow others to learn from that change is important for the greatest number of businesses to relaunch. By joining efforts and bringing businesses and resources together we have the ability to make adjustments quickly and start commerce sooner. 

    When the Commonwealth is ready to open Virginia, Chesterfield will be ready to open.

    How?
    We are looking for 8-10 people for each industry workgroup indicated to develop a framework for success.  Models and examples are already available as a guide from across the Country.  Workgroups using best practices can have the best opportunity for a successful plan.