300 Preston Avenue, Suite 205, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Our hours are 9:00 - 5:00 EST Virtual meetings only until further notice

Tools from the CV SBDC Sessions

Business Essentials Training Certificate

You can earn the Business Essentials Certificate by completing the homework and meeting with a SBDC Advisor. The goal is to have a business model developed, or be in a position to secure capital to start or expand your business. 

Founders’ (BET) Session 1:

Understanding Your Customers and Your Market

Session 2:

Pricing, Costs and Launch Preparation

Session 3:

Marketing, Sales, and Your Brand

Session 4:

Business Models, Telling Your Story, and Risk Planning

Quick Lessons in Financials

Some templates and online lessons for your convenience.

Accounting 101: covering basics

Basics of Balance Sheets (SCORE)

Cash Flow

Cost Benefit Analysis

Intro to Pricing Course (30 min)

Pricing Models Explored (30min)

Profit and Loss Statement

Sales Readiness (30 min)