Learn More About Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) & Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs

Learn more about the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs including eligibility, special rules, and the requirement to partner with a nonprofit research institution.

Tribute to Joyce Krech

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Joyce Krech, retired director of the Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center (SV SBDC). Over a stellar career that included 22 years with the Small Business Development Center, Joyce was a beloved mentor to many small business owners, offering guidance, inspiration, and encouragement at every step along the small business journey.
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Optimizing HR, Employee Benefits & Compliance for Your Business

Join us Nov. 30, 1-4pm for an informative session with local experts at Explore More Discovery Museum in Harrisonburg, VA. The workshop is tailored for businesses keen on elevating their HR strategies, compliance, and employee benefits.
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Global Women in Entrepreneurship Showcase

The Global Women in Entrepreneurship Showcase highlights female entrepreneurs. Browse, network, and enjoy light refreshments at this event.
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Pathway to Success: Childcare Business Informational Meetings

The City of Harrisonburg, the Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center, and Early Education Business Consultants have teamed up to offer special training and personalized assistance to new or existing in-home or center-based childcare providers located in the City of Harrisonburg.
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SBDCNet: Empowering Small Businesses for Success

Small Business Development Center National Information Clearinghouse (SBDCNet) serves as a valuable resource hub, providing small businesses with crucial market research, industry insights, and practical guidance.
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Valley Business Summit

The Valley Business Summit features VA Secretary of Labor Bryan Slater, a local delegate panel, and a Business Resource Fair.
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Tools to Boost Your Business: SEO Toolbox

SEO Toolbox is a comprehensive set of tools that can enhance a small business's online presence, improve sales, and maximize efficiency.
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JMU SWam Vendor Fair

The JMU SWaM Vendor Fair provides Small, Women- and Minority-owned businesses the opportunity to meet with JMU, state, and local buyers.

Shenandoah Valley SBDC Names New Director

Harrisonburg, VA (May 16, 2023). Allison Dugan was recently named Director of the Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center (SV SBDC). Dugan moved from her position as Assistant Director with the regional organization to take the reins…
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Tools to Boost Your Business: IBISWorld

Valley SBDC clients have access to tools like IBISWorld which offers extensive data and analysis to aid in business decision-making.
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6 QuickBooks Tips for Small Business Owners

Jonathan Schrag, owner of BC2 Bookkeeping Collective Inc, offers 7 QuickBooks Tips for Small Business Owners.