About Us

The Mission of the SV SBDC is to advise, train, and inform small businesses to help them achieve success.

We are one of 29 centers across Virginia providing professional business advice, training, and information resources to help grow and strengthen local businesses.

The Virginia SBDC Network is the most extensive business development program in the Commonwealth and part of America's SBDC - the nation's proven, cost-effective, and accredited infrastructure focused on small businesses - America's job creators.

The SV SBDC has served the Valley for nearly 25 years.

The SV SBDC was established in 1989 at James Madison University.  We offer no-fee, confidential consulting services, assist with feasibility studies and business planning, sponsor seminars and training events, and provide information and other services to new and established small and medium-sized businesses.

Our service area includes the counties of Augusta, Bath, Highland, Page, Rockbridge, Rockingham, and Shenandoah, and the cities therein. We maintain offices in Harrisonburg and Verona, but also meet with our clients in Monterey, Lexington, and Luray.

The SV SBDC is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions or services. SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.

We also receive programmatic and financial support from George Mason University and our host James Madison University, as well as the Cities of Harrisonburg, Waynesboro, Buena Vista, and Lexington, and the Counties of Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, and Rockbridge.