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From the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center

March 1, 2022
Business partners,

As we approach "the other side of the pandemic," we are now facing new factors with world events and continued inflation. Food and gas prices are expected to rise further while supply chain disruptions may continue, even as state and federal governments work to improve supply chain infrastructure.

In our entrepreneurship classes, we discuss the four quadrants of risk and encourage contingency and redundancy planning. These plans are increasingly important for the above reasons as well as potential rises in interest rates.

If you anticipate capital needs and/or would like to explore options to help your business get through this challenging time, we are here to listen, connect, and discuss solutions with you.

Yours in partnership,

The Central Virginia SBDC Team
"For established business or new business start-ups, help is close at hand. It’s a matter of just making an appointment and coming in and picking our brains. The SBDC program looks to foster Virginia small-business success and at the same time grow the Virginia economy. We want to be the resource of first choice for small business and we have experienced business and technical advisors standing by, ready to help."
Meet David Reardon
David Reardon is the Central Virginia SBDC connection to our northern counties. Based in Culpeper, David works primarily with clients in Madison, Culpeper, and Rappahannock counties. As a U.S. Army Veteran, David especially enjoys working with our Veteran clients and the many more businesses starting, growing and thriving in the northern central region.

David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Franklin Pierce University and has worked in accounting with major corporations and smaller businesses. He has been a trusted counselor with the Virginia SBDC Network since 2005.

Within the Central Virginia SBDC team, David is known for his startup, research, and accounting expertise, and is always willing and able to help when an advisor or client needs help finding challenging data.

Give David a call at the Culpeper office or send him an email!
540-727-0638 |
Featured Upcoming Events
Selling to the Commonwealth: SWaM Certification
March 8 | 10:00 - 11:30am

Are you a small, women-owned, or minority-owned business who wants to do business with the Commonwealth?

Small business owners who are looking to participate in Virginia’s procurement and contracting opportunities are encouraged to become SWaM certified. The SWaM certification is a vehicle to promote economic growth of Virginia’s businesses.

Presented by Ramain Gohar, Business Service Manager, SBSD

Success through e-Commerce
March 7 | noon - 1:00pm

Presented by Cameron Nelson,
Chief Digital Advisor,
Central Virginia SBDC

Starting Your Business

Thinking about starting a small business?
Have you started…but maybe missed some critical information?
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 and financial projections. This workshop is offered twice monthly.

March 9 | 5:30 - 7:00pm
Week 2 of Scottsville Community Business Launch program -
available for virtual attendance

March 24 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
Scottsville Community Business Launch

The Main Street Business Launch Series is open to everyone via zoom
(and counts toward the Entrepreneurship Certificate.)

All classes are available via Zoom from 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Additional information and registration can be found on each event page.
Blockchain Bootcamp (and NFTs)
March 23 | 12:00 - 1:00pm

What does blockchain mean for your business? Updated for 2022.
CV SBDC's Chief Digital Strategist, Cameron Nelson, will cover topics including:
  • Intro to Blockchain
  • How Blockchain can be used for Small Business
  • What are NFTs?
  • Looking towards the future of Blockchain Technologies
  • Industry Applications
  • Safety and Privacy Concerns
Access the CVSBDC Events Calendar and statewide training offerings
Funding Opportunities
With grant opportunities from COVID relief funds in the past, take a look at a list of potential grant opportunities to help support your small business.

Contact us to meet with an SBDC advisor to discuss access to capital. | 434-295-8198
Join the CIC Team!
Looking for a new opportunity?
Community Investment Collaborative (CIC) and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as CIC’s Financial Management Program (FMP) Participant Outreach Specialist for 12 months. 
The ideal candidate will have a flair for networking, recruitment, and coordination, with strong organizational and program development skills. A team member who will take pride in enhancing the client journey and maximizing the CIC experience is preferred. The position will remain open until filled. 

For more information or to apply, please visit

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