COVID-19 News & Resources

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund opening dates have been announced! Find out more about that and other CARES Act Funding here.
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10 Questions to Answer When Starting a Business

Hatching a great idea for starting a business? Here are 10 questions you need to sit on first.
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7 Reasons to Work with the Valley SBDC

Thinking of starting or need to grow your business? Here are seven reasons why working with the Valley SBDC is a smart idea.
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Creating Business Agility in Times of Disruption

What is business agility and why is it important in starting and growing a business? Veteran SBDC Business Advisors weigh in on how to know if your company is agile and what to do if you want to build more agility into your business operations.
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10 Business Podcasts to Follow in 2021

  Running on empty and feeling like you could use some fresh ideas to revitalize your business in 2021? Adding a couple inspirational and informative business podcasts to your personal routine may be the ticket to renewed enthusiasm.…
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Sales Skills: Your Selling Tool Inventory

Business advisor Don Crawford talks about taking an inventory of your business sales tools to create a proven and repeatable selling process.
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Never Enough Time for Social Media? How to Automate Effectively

  There is no shortage of advice on how to fit social media marketing into the busy schedule of a small business owner. Often it is difficult to carve out time to post, much less keep up with trends and skills needed to be effective.…

#SBDCDay is March 17, 2021

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 marks the 5th Annual #SBDCDay, a national, collective day to "celebrate and promote the impact America’s Small Business Development Centers have on the success of our nation’s dreamers, innovators, and doers." Nearly…
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Is an Online Marketplace or E-Commerce Platform Best for Your Small Business?

Whether you’re a seasoned small business owner looking to increase sales by adding an online store or a newbie just starting your business, having an ecommerce option for customers is more important than ever. Even though building a web store…
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International eCommerce Webinar & Accelerator Program

  Looking to take your ecommerce global? Take this webinar. Learn how to make your ecommerce strategy a gateway to global markets. Discover simple and incremental ways you can start selling online and go global by attending The…
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Food and Beverage Accelerator Program Taking Applications

The Virginia Small Business Development Center and Cureate Courses invite companies in the Charlottesville and Shenandoah Valley regions to apply for the inaugural cohort of the Food and Beverage Accelerator. This free, intensive 6-week program…
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Starting a Business? Quotes for Staying Inspired & Motivated

Do a web search of inspiration when starting a business, and you’ll realize there’s no lack of advice for entrepreneurs or strange metaphors for what starting a business is like. Yet sometimes nothing helps a small business owner navigating…