What Customers Want Survey Results Phase 3

The Business Resilience Task Force recently surveyed the community to find out how they feel about a variety of topics related to public health and what influences the decisions they make about the places they visit and patron. These valuable…

Jon Henry General Store in New Market, VA Named Future of Shopping Small Grant Recipient!

The Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center has been pleased to work Jon Henry General Store throughout their development and are so happy to congratulate them on this terrific success.  Article reposted with permission from…
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What Customers Want – Survey May 2020

Re-opening Small Business: What Customers Want Harrisonburg-Rockingham, Virginia From April 23 to May 3, 2020, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham COVID-19 Business Assistance Taskforce distributed a “Customer Feedback Survey on Businesses Reopening”…

U Fit: A New Kind of Work Out for Rockingham County

As someone with years of experience working in gyms, Dawn Flowers has always enjoyed giving private workout sessions. It was this passion for personalization that ultimately inspired her to open her own, small-group training facility. At first…

BoBoKo Indoneasian Café: What’s Cooking Competitor Turned Successful Restaurant Owner

Prospective restaurant owner Hotiman Ridwan had been developing his dream business for quite some time when he joined – and won – the Shenandoah Valley SBDC’s “What’s Cooking” Business Concept Plan Competition.  A restaurant manager…

Hawksbill Trading Company: Small Business’ Big Deal in Page County

It was mid-December 2015 when James (Jay) North learned that the vendor-based market where he sold his home décor and antiques was being shut down. He and the other vendors were facing the end of their small businesses. Not willing to accept…

Blossom Spas: When a Dream Blooms into a Business

This success story is dedicated to Paul Keppel III, Principal Broker of the ProRealty Group in Harrisonburg, VA .  Paul was extremely helpful in the leasing process with the SV SBDC and Blossom Spas.  Paul suddenly passed away one week after…

The Dayton Market: A Community of Commerce

A Shenandoah Valley landmark for over 25 years, the Dayton Market brings visitors and residents together in a casual, friendly setting. Located two miles south of Harrisonburg, the Town of Dayton is one of the oldest settled communities in…