Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Month
Throughout the month of May, we celebrate the culture and traditions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

CV SBDC Partner organization, SCORE will offer an event highlighting AAPI Business owners.
Website Jump Start
Deadline to apply for a FREE website designed by an expert developer is May 20.

Check out our Website Jump Start Portfolio to see examples great websites we've created with local businesses, and apply today for yours!
Featured Upcoming Events
Marketing to the Federal Government
online or at 300 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville
June 7 | 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Would you like to add to your business' portfolio and bottom line through a federal government contract but are struggling to make inroads?
Join us and learn marketing strategies and tips to increase your chances of success.

Join Lisa Wood, Director of the Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), for this informative presentation – a “must” for those who are considering the Federal Government contracting market and want to learn how to prepare for/navigate this huge potential market. This “beginners” class offers tips and tricks on how to win Federal business.

Founder's Education Series

Are you ready to prepare for launch with confidence or evaluate an existing business? The Founder's Series is a low-cost series to prepare a foundation to start or expand. 

All classes will be held via Zoom from 3:00 - 5:00pm

We encourage taking the session in order to complete an optional Entrepreneurship Certificate. More information about the Founder's Series can be found here.

There is a $5 administrative fee for each session of the Founder's Series. Scholarships available - email events@cvsbdc.org for more information.
Hiring Employees: Founder's Series Optional Session
Looking for guidance around hiring employees? Learn from the experts!

  • Are you unsure if you should hire employees or contractors?
  • Do you need help understanding the logistics of hiring and how to protect your business from common human resource mistakes?

In this interactive webinar you will learn how to avoid common human resource mistakes, gain access to tools and checklists, and become familiar with our regional and state resources to help you succeed in hiring. 

Starting Your Business

Thinking about starting a small business?
Are you in business but aren't confident everything is in order?
This workshop is for you!

In this workshop, we review the steps for a successful start, the registrations and regulations, and the components of sound business planning, including financial projections. This workshop is offered twice monthly.

May 26 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM

June 7 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Access the CVSBDC Events Calendar and statewide training offerings
Make Plans to Attend the
CIC Business Resource Fair on May 25th!
Don't miss out on your free consultations, register now!
The CIC Business Resource Fair offers local entrepreneurs free individual consultations with attorneys, accountants, insurance agents, social media consultants, marketing professionals, business productivity coaches, and human resources consultants. Register for a single time slot with one consultant for each topic you’re interested in: https://cicville.org/resource-fair/
Happening in our community...
Entrepreneurs and Espresso
May 17 | 8:00 - 10:00 AM
In person: Irving Theater at the CODE Building, 225 W Water St

Get inspired
Meet fellow entrepreneurs
Share lessons learned

Central Virginia Small Business Development Center | Visit our website
Charlottesville main office phone: 434-295-8198 | Culpeper direct phone: 540-727-0638
Culpeper office: 803 South Main Street, Culpeper, VA 22701