Southwest Business Assistance SBDC

Southwest Small Business Development Center

Does your business need assistance?

Services are confidential and there is no charge for counseling services. Please complete and submit the SBDC Client Registration Form and we will contact you to set up an appointment with our Program Manager.


What help is available?

Management SkillsProvides guidance and counsel to help businesses become effective and efficient by improving management skills and operational effectiveness.
Business InformationProvides access to a wide variety of economic and business data which includes federal, state, and private sector publications.
Business PlanningAssists the potential entrepreneur with identification and evaluation of the most important factors related to the success of his or her enterprise.
Productivity ImprovementEnhances competitiveness through training and technical assistance.
WorkshopsConducts workshops on a wide variety of topics related to starting and operating a business in Southwest Virginia.
Network AssistanceHelps in identifying sources of information and/or services related to small business.
Loan Application Assistance
Sources of Business Financing
Financial Analysis
Permits, Licenses, and Taxes

Informative Websites/Documents

Government Resources:

Other Small Business Development Centers:

Local Resources:

Women’s Resources:

Social Networking/Media Tools:

  • Blogging
  • Craigslist
  • Facebook
  • MySpace
  • Twitter
  • Group Text Messaging
  • YouTube