Welcome to the Virginia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) network, where business comes to talk business.
We are an organization of 27 local SBDCs across Virginia providing professional business counseling, training and information resources to help grow and strengthen Virginia businesses. In 2019, over 5,553 business owners and managers received one-on-one counseling and training offered by a local SBDC. SBDC professionals assist with business planning, marketing, financial analysis, access to capital, business start-up and other specialized services as requested. And companies report successes and impact as a result of their SBDC relationship---over $37 million in loans obtained, $84 million in total capital formation, 5693 jobs created or retained, and an increase in sales of $86 million was reported in 2019.
The Virginia SBDC network is the most extensive business development program in the Commonwealth. The network is a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration, George Mason University-Mason Enterprise Center and premier local host organizations throughout Virginia. These vital partners include universities, community colleges, chambers of commerce, municipalities, economic development organizations and private companies.
We look forward to working with you to meet your business goals.