Counseling, Education and Resources for your Business


Start

Get the help you need to

  • explore ideas
  • understand requirements
  • learn about resources

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Plan

Focus your ideas with

  • business plans
  • marketing strategies
  • financial projections

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Grow

Build your business by

  • thinking strategically
  • setting realistic goals
  • expanding to new markets

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News for Your Business

How Much Does it Cost to Start Your Own Business?

How Much Does it Cost to Start Your Own Business?

How much does it cost to start your own business? According to an estimate by the Kauffmann Foundation, the average business start-up ...

What's Cooking: Making Culinary Dreams Come True

What's Cooking: Making Culinary Dreams Come True

Food is not just a daily necessity, but a passion for many, especially for the people involved in the

It's a bird, it's plane, no.....it's a SCAM!

It's a bird, it's plane, no.....it's a SCAM!

According to recent news reports, several businesses have received official-looking letters from a fictitious organization called "The ...

IRS Tax Tips for the Self Employed

IRS Tax Tips for the Self Employed

Preparing federal tax returns can be frustrating at times, even for those most knowledgeable. If you are self employed, things can get even ...

Business Success Series: The Ice Cream Truck LLC

Business Success Series: The Ice Cream Truck LLC

The first time she experienced an ice cream truck at age 18, Elizabeth Irvin dreamed of bringing one of her own to her hometown in Luray, ...

Business Success Series: The Speech and Language Center

Business Success Series: The Speech and Language Center

Lora Nalberczinski initially came to the Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center just before opening her business back in 2007. ...

I Heard It Through the Grapevine

I Heard It Through the Grapevine

Infusionsoft, a private company that offers marketing and sales software to small businesses, recently conducted a study that found 62 ...

Business Success Series: Sue George Communications

Business Success Series: Sue George Communications

Sue George was a freelance professional editor and wordsmith who had been working with various national and international clients since ...

Doing Business With the Government

Doing Business With the Government

Each year, federal, state and local governments buy billions of dollars worth of products and services from businesses. In fact, many ...