Our mission is to enhance the economic vitality of our region through effective client-oriented counseling, business information and training.
The Central Virginia SBDC provides training and free one-on-one confidential counseling for small businesses in the City of Charlottesville and the Counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson and Orange.
Both established businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs can access an experienced small business consultant for help with feasibility studies, strategic planning, SWOT analysis, business and growth planning, commercialization planning, debt and equity financing, marketing, and more. A variety of seminars and training workshops are offered that range from QuickBooks and How to Start a Small Business to special international trade and retail programs.
The Central Virginia Small Business Development Center, hosted by the Community Investment Collaborative, is partially funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. The CVSBDC program and financial supporters include the City of Charlottesville, the Counties of Albemarle, Greene, Louisa, Nelson and Orange, the University of Virginia, and the Mason Enterprise Center at George Mason University.