Longwood SBDC Welcomes New Central Region Director Dana Knott

Dana Knott

Dana KnottThe Longwood Small Business Development Center (LSBDC), known for its three-decade-long commitment to nurturing entrepreneurship in Southern Virginia, is delighted to announce the appointment of Dana Knott as Central Region Director. Starting August 25, Knott will spearhead initiatives aimed at enhancing the economic growth of the small business sector located in LSBDC’s Central Region, which includes the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway and Prince Edward.…

$674,304 GO Virginia grant announced for Innovation Hub in Farmville

Farmville Innovation Hub Location

Farmville Innovation Hub Location

In December 2021 Gov. Ralph Northam announced a $3.6 million Growth and Opportunity Virginia (GO Virginia) grant that includes $674,304 for an innovation hub at Midtown Square in Farmville. Innovation hubs, like the SOVA Innovation Hub in South Boston established in 2020, provide space for community members of all ages to work, learn, innovate, create and connect to entrepreneurship resources.…

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.…

Longwood Small Business Development Center to offer FREE Confidential Small Business Health Checkups

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.…