Karen Johnston has over 35 years of experience with the Hallmark brand. She began her career working in Eden, NC for Dee’s Hallmark Shop before coming to Danville in 1984 to work in the Hallmark Shop located on the first floor of the new Piedmont Mall. …
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.
When John Harville decided to explore the feasibility of turning his wine and beer making hobby into a viable business venture he came to the Longwood SBDC - Danville.
"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. "
Virginia SBDC Success Story - Joey Faucette
Charles “Mike “Chandler, owner of Chandler Construction of VA, Inc., started his Class “A” Contractor business in 1993. The company does commercial and residential construction and remodeling.
An occupational therapist by training, woman by birth, mother by choice and business woman by design, Kristin Springfield wears many hats.
Why would a successful conference center director and registered nurse want to buy a glass company?