The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Longwood Small Business Development Center partnered to host the 2014 Small Business Community Showcase on April 30th at the STEPS Centre. The daylong event gave local businesses an opportunity to network and showcase their goods and services to each other and to the public.…
Do you really know how well your business is doing? Do you wonder how your business compares with other similar businesses in your industry? Start the new year productively with a “health checkup” for your small business.
The Longwood Small Business Development Center, as a service to support existing small businesses, is offering free, confidential, and personalized financial analysis consulting.…
Ms. Jones stressed that the biggest contributions that the Crater SBDC did for her company were:
• Resources that gave information on insurance options and how to grow money once the agency is stable.
• A wealth of ideas and information on how to be more effective in marketing efforts.
• Helpful and inexpensive training seminars that provided a foundation and sound structure in the business sense.
“While I had been a store manager for ‘McDonalds’ for over 20 years and knew how to run a business, Mr. Harris of the Longwood SBDC helped me to develop my business plan for a child care center in addition to encouraging me to continue to strive for my dream of opening a child care center in an area where it was most needed”.
ATM Motors, Inc. is a minority-owned used car dealership that opened in 2000 by Tanja and Albert Martin in Martinsville, VA. They have been a client of the Longwood SBDC - Martinsville since July, 2008.
"Crater Small Business Development Center worked with us to create an excellent business plan and presented us with the opportunity to sit down with a marketing professional. Although we were unable to obtain financing due to the state of the economy and unwillingness of lenders to work with start-up companies, the Crater SBDC worked diligently to help us by putting us in contact with non-conventional lending resources. "