New Faces and Places: SBDC Says Goodbye to Ephgrave, Welcomes New Model

Dick Ephgrave and Sheri McGuire
Dick Ephgrave with Sheri McGuire

Winds of change are blowing through the Longwood Small Business Development Center’s internal structure signaled by the retirement of Dick Ephgrave, beloved and longtime director of the organization’s Martinsville office.

As Ephgrave marks the end of a highly successful 12-year tenure, the SBDC is adjusting its traditional model for the western region.…

The 4 Components to Analyzing Business Opportunities

The Small Business Development Center has a new resource called the ESRI Business Analyst Online, which helps identify and analyze business opportunities.

The four components to analyzing business opportunities are:

  • Market Planning
  • Territory Design
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Marketing

Each component is designed to help you throughout the entire process of starting, enhancing, or expanding a business.…