The Virginia SBDC is an organization of 27 local Small Business Development Center offices across Virginia providing professional business counseling, training, and business resources to help grow and strengthen Virginia businesses.

Thousands of business owners and managers received one-on-one counseling every year, and twice as many business owners attended a training program offered by a local SBDC. SBDC professionals assist with business planning, marketing, financial analysis, access to capital, business start-up and other specialized services as requested. And companies report successes and impact as a result of their SBDC relationship. See our most recent statistics here.

The Virginia SBDC Network is the most extensive business development program in the Commonwealth. The Network is a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration, George Mason University and premier local host organizations throughout Virginia. These vital partners include universities, community colleges, chambers of commerce, municipalities, economic development organizations, and private companies.

To grow Virginia's economy through small business success.
To be the most effective provider of consulting, education, and resources to Virginia's business community
  • Integrity: Demonstrate honesty, confidentiality, accountability, and conduct above reproach
  • Professionalism: Provide quality service, innovative approaches, practical advice, and objective guidance
  • Respect: Recognize the views and opinions of clients, stakeholders, partners and colleagues, and be responsive to their needs
  • Continuous Improvement: Expand our effectiveness through professional accreditations, increasing impacts, implementing effective and innovative programs, and developing the staff's skills and expertise

Virginia SBDC