Assistance and Advice for Entrepreneurs
To compliment your hard work, entrepreneurship, and ingenuity, your new business needs access to the resources and information that help create an environment of success. Whether you’re still in the dreaming stages or pursuing product development and financing, the partners and resources below can provide the assistance and expertise you need.
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Our Navigrid Download quickly answers your questions about which organizations, departments and programs can offer assistance. Below are several local resources that can help your business grow.
The Small Business Development Center at Central Virginia Community College (SBDC at CVCC) is an effective provider of customized counseling and education for small businesses in the region. You can meet in private with a certified business analyst to discuss your specific issues. Additionally, you can attend small-group trainings for in-depth presentations on critical management topics.
The Greater Lynchburg SCORE provides free business counseling services to new and existing businesses. These services are provided by retired executives and business owners, so you can be confident that you are receiving sage advice.
The Lynchburg Business Development Center provides hands-on guidance with writing business plans, learning how to market your products and services, and other business management skills that will help to ensure your success. Contact the center for information about financing and available space.
Other connections for startup success include the various departments and organizations below:
- Virginia’s Business One Stop
- Lynchburg’s Utilities and Taxes
- Department of Minority Business Enterprise
- Virginia Department of Business Assistance
- Virginia Department of Taxation
- State Corporation Commission
- City of Lynchburg
If you are starting a business, you’ll definitely want to download a copy of Lynchburg’s Guide to Starting a new business. Inside, we have detailed structure options, registration, licensing, tax IDs, business planning, financing, and marketing.