Virginia Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Get no-cost individualized advising from the Virginia Small Business Development Center (SBDC), whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur or established business owner.

The Virginia SBDC is an organization of 27 local offices across Virginia providing professional business advising, training, and business resources to help grow and strengthen Virginia businesses. Thousands of business owners and managers received one-on-one advising every year, and twice as many business owners attended a training program offered by a local SBDC.

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“Lin Hite, Kelvin Perry, and Michael Duncan from the SBDC all taught classes…Lin, my mentor, helped me with a business plan and pitch for the competition. Throughout the whole experience I felt nothing but support.”

- Catherine Carter, The Dog-Eared Page

Benefits of Virginia SBDC

Access to Essential Business Services

SBDC members access to essential services like group health insurance, payroll support, and more at preferred rates.

A Range of Experts at Your Fingertips 

The Virginia Small Business Development Center professionals assist with business planning, marketing, financial analysis, access to capital, business start-up and other specialized services. SBDC-ICAP helps tech entrepreneurs with commercialization strategies.  SBDC-IBD helps exporters with marketing plans and international trade strategies. SBDC-Craft Beverage Assistance helps brewers, distillers and vintners with operations, marketing and sales, logistics and regulations.