Highly qualified consultants with over 250 years combined experience

As a small business resource for 30 years, the Longwood Small Business Development Center’s (LSBDC) core mission is to provide education, consulting, and economic research to support potential and existing small business owners throughout Southern Virginia. The SBDC program at Longwood University is positioned as an economic development outreach program under the umbrella of the Office of Community and Economic Development. The center’s effectiveness is measured in the success of our clients. Results are measured in terms of client capital investment and jobs created.

Stressing client education, the SBDC program is part of the federal government’s largest and most successful management and technical assistance program for small businesses. The SBDC program is a partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration.


Education, consulting & economic research

US Small Business Administration partnership program

Client success measures our success

Longwood SBDC’s service area is comprised of 3 distinct regions:

  • Western Region: Serving the counties of Halifax, Henry, Patrick, Pittsylvania and the cities of Danville and Martinsville
  • Central Region: Serving Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward counties
  • Eastern Region: Serving Charles City, Dinwiddie, Greensville, Prince George, Surry, and Sussex counties, and the cities of Colonial Heights, Emporia, Hopewell, and Petersburg

map of all regions