Training and Events

The SBDC – Lynchburg Region offers training events to grow your business!

Export Academy
In an era of tariffs and trade wars, manufacturers with global supply chains need to be proactive by taking defensive measures while aggressively pursuing new foreign markets. Join the Virginia SBDC and Town of Bedford Economic Development for a one day program featuring private sector experts in legal, engineering, finance, and business development along with federal and state trade resources dedicated to your global success. Sponsored by Bank of the James.

Are you ready to move your business to the next level, but not sure how to get there? Get the business knowledge, management know-how, and networks you need to grow your small business. Think like a CEO to increase your revenue, create jobs, and positively impact your community.

Start Smart
Do you want to open your own business? Do you have an idea for a product or service and you want to bring to market? Maybe you have people ready to buy your products, or customers ready to sign up for your services, but you’re not sure how to start getting paid. You may have an idea what your concept is but you’re not sure if it will make a profitable company. We’ll cover the importance of creating a business plan, figuring out how to determine which licenses and permits you really need, and what other resources are available to launch your new venture. Sponsored by Bank of the James.

Lunch To Learn 
Join us for lunch and topics for your small business at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance.

Google Workshops
Learn to use Google to promote your business. Click to find and register for a workshop in your area.