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. 

Start Smart is currently on a hiatus for Summer 2023 as we are checking under the hood and updating a few things!

In the meantime, please check out some of the great resources and training across Virginia through the SBDC. Or, register for the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative via the Library of Virginia! Be sure to register for counseling (click Request Meeting above) for coaching as you work through the ELI program.