We’ll help you get started, or you can download the Entrepreneur’s Planning Guide. More info

Financing to buy assets, replace other credit sources, or replace equities, our pros can help! More info

New markets, marketing strategies, customer relationships, and more! More info

Payroll & bookkeeping, strategic planning, managing employees – we’ll help! More info

Longwood SBDC Services for New and Experienced Business Owners

Longwood SBDC offers services for aspiring, new, and experienced business owners. We provide free classes, consulting, and personal consultations to help you get a new business idea off to a great start or revitalize an existing business.

Since 1989, Longwood SBDC has mentored, taught, and guided business owners into all aspects of how to manage a business. This includes the basics: business planning, marketing, sales, accounting, selecting legal registration for your business, intellectual property, and much more.

Personal assistance and consultations are available at any of the five Longwood Virginia SBDC offices listed in the sidebar.

Learn How to Manage a Business and Much More

Business owners wishing to learn how to manage a business or any other skillset can select from free courses, seminars, and workshops in the following topics.

Please see our Training Page for upcoming classes.

Business Startups

  • Business planning
  • Strategic planning
  • Business valuations

Accounting, Finance and Credit Management

  • Guidance on accounting systems
  • Credit information
  • Cash flow management tips
  • Capital access

Sales and Marketing

  • Marketing planning
  • Market research
  • Retail sales
  • Sales skills
  • Franchising

Basic Business Law

  • Guidance on legal structures
  • Intellectual property basics

Economic Development to Support Thriving Local Communities

A value-added service that we bring to your community includes economic development assistance. Previous projects have included market verification services for new business recruitment, consumer surveys, and economic impact assessments.

For more information, contact our Longwood SBDC lead center at 434-395-2086.