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COVID-19 News & Resources

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund opening dates have been announced! Find out more about that and other CARES Act Funding here.


eVA is going mobile

The new eVA Mobile app provides users real-time access to business opportunities with Commonwealth of Virginia State Agencies, universities, colleges, local governments, and other Virginia public bodies. The solicitations are publicly posted on eVA, Virginia’s innovative e-Procurement system. The App is available for iPhone, Android smartphones, Blackberry, iPad, and Android tablets. Download eVA 4 Biz […]

Growing Together – Pathways to business renewal & expansion

This series of four seminars is designed to strengthen the region’s economic vitality. With an eye toward revitalizing our industrial base, each workshop will feature technical and practical advice to help firms re-gain sales and profit and/or to expand to new levels of success. These seminars are free to all attendees thanks to the generous […]

We have a new look…

The new year brings a new look for the SV SBDC and our colleagues in the Virginia SBDC Network! We love this change, but our commitment to providing you the best services for business success has not changed. We’ve been serving the central Valley for 23 years and look forward to many more.  


5 Ways to Get Your Business into Shape for 2013

A new year is the perfect time to take stock of your business and make changes.  This article from Small Business Trends lists five simple things you can do to start the year off right. Retool your pricing and packages. Revive your workspace. Get your books in order. Set trackable goals. Focus on your customers […]

We’re sending wishes…

To all our friends throughout the Shenandoah Valley and beyond – our wish for you and yours is for a wonderful holiday season.  We love meeting and working with you, and we look forward to seeing you in 2013! Joyce, Rosie, Lee, Betty, Katrina, Sara, and Robin

Hobby or Business?

We often get questions about the distinction between hobbies and businesses: what can be deducted? what must be claimed? how to decide which you are? and who decides? This article in the recent Costco Connection magazine spells it out quite clearly. http://www.costcoconnection.com/connection/201212#pg24


Starting Smart

Thinking about starting a small business?  Maybe you’ve already started, but wonder if you’ve missed some steps?  Make sure your business gets off on the right foot with our Start Smart class! We review the steps to a successful start, including the registrations and regulations, plus the components of sound business planning, including financial projections. […]

Thankful thoughts…

At your SV SBDC, we are thankful for the entrepreneurs, the business owners, the business managers, and the employees who work every day to build strong businesses, serve customers, meet demands (and payroll), and bring innovation and passion to the main streets and side streets of our country. We are thankful for the customers who […]