• Proud Partner of Virginia SBDC

    Proud Partner of Virginia SBDC

    Proud partner of the Virginia SBDC Network: an organization of 29 local SBDCs across Virginia providing professional business counseling, training and information resources to help grow and strengthen Virginia businesses.
    Link to: http://www.virginiasbdc.org/

  • Save the Date:  Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    Save the Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    Presented by the Longwood Small Business Development Center and The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy a day full of networking, motivational speakers, and numerous exhibitors.

  • Carolyn Bowman – The Farmer’s Daughter

    Carolyn Bowman – The Farmer’s Daughter

    “Once I found the SBDC I gained the practical info and business support I needed – for free – to successfully grow my business over the last eight years. It’s the best business decision I ever made.” Carolyn Bowman, The Farmer’s Daughter

  • Kelley Frakes – Star Factory, Cheer Stars

    Kelley Frakes – Star Factory, Cheer Stars

    “The SBDC helped us break down our business plan and growth timeline so that we could secure financing, hire staff and manage our growth in a realistic manner. They were our go-to people with all the answers who got us started off on the right foot.” Kelley Frakes, Star Factory, Cheer Stars

  • David Mosley – Carraway Glass

    David Mosley – Carraway Glass

    “The SBDC laid the groundwork so that we could hit the ground running. They helped me determine which areas of growth would be the most profitable. But the Greatest thing was, it didn’t cost a dime.” David Mosley, Carraway Glass

  • Financial Check-up

    Financial Check-up

    SBDC professionals use SageWorks ProfitCents Software to give you a straightforward comparison of your business to your industry, with easy to understand explanations of the data and suggestions for improvements.


Welcome to Longwood SBDC

Providing education, consulting, and economic research for potential and existing businesses throughout Southside Virginia

The Longwood Small Business Development Center is a non-profit organization that offers its services at no charge. The center is funded through Longwood University, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and local county and city governments where the Longwood SBDC maintains office locations.

The Longwood SBDC, a partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration, provides assistance and training to help small business owners and potential owners make sound decisions for the successful operation of their business. Part of a statewide network (Virginia Small Business Development Centers), the Longwood SBDC serves 20 counties and six independent cities in South-Central Virginia. The Longwood SBDC offers individual, one-on-one, confidential counseling and sponsors workshops, conferences and courses at various locations in its service area. Longwood operates five SBDC office locations throughout Southside Virginia: Farmville, South Boston, Martinsville, Petersburg, and Danville. Click on the office locations above to learn which location services your geographic area.

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Donate to SBDC Now!

Please consider giving back to the SBDC through the Longwood University Foundation Office. Donations from our clients and others help to fund resources such as database subscription software for market research that would not be available without such funding. To donate online, you will be directed to the Longwood University Foundation Office donation site. As you fill out your on-line form, you will be directed to choose how to allocate your donation after you enter an amount. Please be sure to direct your contribution specifically to the SBDC by clicking “other” and typing SBDC in the text field. Thank you for your support!


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