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Grow your business or become a first-time entrepreneur. For established firms, emerging companies or aspiring entrepreneurs, the Virginia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is the place where businesses go to talk business. Counseling, training and information resources are the hallmarks of the SBDC program. Business owners and managers can count on professional guidance, experienced insight, practical solutions and respect for confidentiality when they work with a Virginia SBDC.

Small business owners know it takes hard work and long hours to achieve success.  Often it also takes good advice and help from a reliable mentor. The staff of the Radford University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will listen to your goals and help you find the best way to achieve them.

We are funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Radford University, George Mason University - Mason Enterprise Center, and the Community Colleges in Southwestern Virginia. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

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 - Mason Enterprise Center and premier local host organizations throughout Virginia. These vital partners include universities, community colleges, chambers of commerce, municipalities, economic development organizations, and private companies. The Virginia SBDC Network is accredited by ASBDC.

The RUSBDC serves as the Lead Regional Sub Center for Southwest VA SBDC's. Our sub-centers are:  Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce SBDC, Mountain Empire Community College SBDC, Southwest VA Community College SBDC, Virginia Highlands Community College SBDC, and Blue Ridge Crossroads Economic Development Authority SBDC.

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The RU Small Business Development Center offers a number of services for new as well as existing businesses.  Our services include:

We are funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.