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Early Childhood Education Business
Early Childhood Education is an important industry in our region. Learn to manage your center or day home with this program.
Start Smart
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.
Bedford Business Game Plan
Where can you find a plan to grow your business? The Bedford Business Game Plan is a multi week seminar designed to help owners and leaders of businesses make positive adjustments to their business as we move past a Covid-19 pandemic economy. Attendees will hear from professionals in various fields such as Legal, HR, Banking, Marketing and Finance, as well as advisors and coaches from the Virginia Small Business Development Center that serves the Lynchburg Region.
Create Virginia
Business Education for independent artists and performers. Create Virginia is an arts and business conference that gives artists and makers opportunities to learn from one another and from state and national experts about how to build and grow sustainable arts-based ventures.
Based on the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps™ program for Lean Startups, ICAP helps inventors and entrepreneurs take the right first steps in bringing new technologies and innovations to market
Craft Beverage Program
Craft Beverage Assistance services are designed to promote sustainable growth and resilience among Virginia-based producers, from start-ups to established and expanding companies.
Risk Mitigation for Your Small Business
A new training program designed to help you understand the potential threats from disasters, pandemics, or other interruptions to your small business.
Past Training & Events
Managing Your Business Remotely: A special Web Series developed in response to COVID – 19, these webinars are designed to help you manage your business in this difficult environment. Scroll down for the full list of topics.
A list of local, regional, state and federal level resources for small businesses.