Meet Vandy Jones

Longwood SBDC Eastern Region Director Vandy JonesAsk Longwood SBDC Eastern Region Director Vandy Jones why he developed an interest in helping small business owners, and you’ll get an unexpected answer.

“You might say a tornado brought me to it,” Jones says with a smile.

On the surface, Jones’ resume doesn’t read like a whirlwind career.…

Meet Dr. Vince Magnini

Dr. Vince Magnini

Dr. Vince MagniniDr. Vince Magnini has an extensive background in retail and restaurant management. He also knows how to market those businesses.

The former college professor who taught marketing at Longwood University is one of three new specialized consultants for the Longwood Small Business Development Center (SBDC).…

Meet Michael Duncan

michael duncan at deskMichael Duncan came to the Longwood Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for advice when he was starting his sixth business in 2005. Now an SBDC consultant, Duncan’s the one giving the advice.

Duncan started working for Longwood SBDC in 2014, initially specializing in financial projections for small businesses.

Meet Michael Scales

Michael ScalesMichael Scales, business analyst for the Longwood Small Business Development Center Western Region, knows business from the ground up. The Martinsville native owned and operated a family construction business for over 30 years.

Scales, who will base his operations in the Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) Dalton IDEA Center located at 26 Fayette Street, Uptown Martinsville, is looking forward to building relationships with SBDC clients.…

Meet Sherri Moore

Sherri MooreSBDC Associate Director Sherri Moore knows finance. Part of her job at the Farmville office is to manage the budget for SBDC offices in Danville, Martinsville, South Boston, Petersburg and Farmville.

A native of Farmville, Moore went to Longwood University where she received a degree in business with a concentration in finance.…

Meet Jennifer Baldwin

jennifer baldwinAre you a Longwood SBDC client? Then chances are you’ve met SBDC Operations Manager Jennifer Baldwin.

At SBDC since 2010, Baldwin greets clients at the front desk in the Farmville office. In between she attends to countless other details.

“I manage inventory and take care of ordering supplies for all five offices,” Baldwin said.…

Meet Lin Hite

Lin HiteLin Hite is a man who enjoys his work.

“I haven’t had a bad day,” Hite said of the last year and a half he’s served as South Boston’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) director. “At SBDC we look out for our clients — everyone pitches in to help with special problems or concerns.”…