We Provide a Wide Range of Services

The Virginia SBDC is an organization of 26 local Small Business Development Center offices across Virginia providing professional business advising, training, and business resources to help grow and strengthen Virginia businesses.

Thousands of business owners and managers received one-on-one advising 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. 

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 AdministrationGeorge 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 advance Virginia’s diverse economy by providing small businesses the expertise and resources to succeed.
To be the premier business support provider and a leading partner in economic development across Virginia.


Our commitment to small businesses, the SBDC team, stakeholders and partners is to uphold these values:

  • Integrity: Demonstrate honesty, confidentiality, accountability, and conduct above reproach.
  • Trust: Provide quality service, innovative approaches, practical advice and objective guidance.
  • Respect: Recognize the views and opinions of all clients, stakeholders, partners and colleagues, and be responsive to their needs regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or national origin.
  • Continuous Improvement: Expand our effectiveness through professional accreditations, increasing impacts, implementing effective and innovative programs, and developing staff’s skills and expertise.
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