Louisa County Chamber of Commerce presents
"Good Neighbor" award to CV SBDC!
The Central Virginia SBDC team was thrilled to be awarded Louisa County Chamber of Commerce "Good Neighbor" of the Year Award at the annual meeting. We are proud to serve the small business community of Louisa County and are honored to have you as our neighbors and partners in business! Pictured (l to r): Jennifer Lehman, Bo Bundrick, Rebecca Haydock, Greg Dorazio, Mesa McMurtrey, Tracy Hale Clark.
Funding Opportunities
Many small businesses are seeking funding sources following the end of most COVID relief programs. In the for-profit business world, loans are the standard funding source but we have also compiled a list of grant opportunities available. Please check the affiliated websites and reach out to us if you have any questions.
Need help finding the right funding for your small business?
Contact us today to meet with a business advisor!
contact@cvsbdc.org | 434-295-8198
FY23 Minority Enterprise Grant Opportunity
The United Way of Greater Charlottesville and the Minority Business Alliance of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce are pleased to partner to provide the FY2023 Minority Enterprise Grant Opportunity.

Applications due by 12 noon, July 1, 2022.

From the Federal Trade Commission
Warning regarding EPS: The Federal Trade Commission has finalized an order against Electronic Payment Systems for allegedly opening credit card processing merchant accounts for fictitious companies on behalf of Money Now Funding, a business opportunity scam that the FTC previously sued. By ignoring warning signs that the merchants were fake, Electronic Payment Systems assisted Money Now Funding in laundering millions of dollars of consumers’ credit card payments to the scammers from 2012 to 2013.
Featured Upcoming Events
Intellectual Property Recognition and Acquisition Strategies
online or at 300 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville
June 23 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Intellectual Property overview for Small Businesses

Wondering if you can protect you brand and/or your invention or trade dress? Join the Central Virginia SBDC team to learn from Woods Rogers attorney Tim Bechen about Intellectual Property and how to protect your business’ assets.

Presented in collaboration with:
Cohosted by Venture Central
Selling to the Commonwealth: SWaM Certification
June 29 | 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Are you a small, women-owned, or minority-owned business who wants to do business with the Commonwealth of Virginia?

Small business owners who are looking to participate in Virginia’s specialized procurement and contracting opportunities are encouraged to become SWaM certified. The SWaM certification is a vehicle to promote economic growth of Virginia’s businesses.
Becoming SWaM certified is just the first step in doing business with the Commonwealth.

Presented by: Ramain Gohar, Business Service Manager, Virginia SBSD
Government Contracting: Capability Statements
online or at 300 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville
July 5 | 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Capability Statements are a critical tool for competing in and remaining successful in the competitive government contracting marketplace.

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 class offers tips and tricks on how to win Federal business.
Founders' Education Series

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

All classes will be held via Zoom from 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

There is a $5 administrative fee for each session of the Founders' Series. Scholarships available - email events@cvsbdc.org for more information.
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!

June 23 | 3:00 - 5:00 PM

July 12 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
More upcoming events and trainings:

Funding for Later-Stage Startups | June 16, 2:00 - 4:00pm Register THIS WEEK

Orange: Business Plan 101 | July 6, 9:00 - 10:30am | Register

Managing Your WordPress WebsiteJuly 11, 12:00 - 1:00pm | Register

Crowdfunding for Small Business | July 14, 10:00 - 11:30am | Register

Access the CVSBDC Events Calendar and statewide training offerings
Launch or grow your business this fall!
Apply for CIC's signature Entrepreneur Workshop!
Taking our 16-week workshop sets you up to be a successful entrepreneur. It's a hands-on course that enables you to determine whether your business is viable, develop an initial plan for launching or growing your business, and learn the fundamentals of how to act on that plan.

Applications close June 27th.
Happening in our community...
Entrepreneurs and Espresso
June 21 | 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

Apply for the Leaders Lab of Greater Charlottesville 2022 Cohort!
The Leaders Lab of Greater Charlottesville is a 9-month program for current and emerging leaders to build leadership skills and practice collaborative community problem-solving.

Are you ready to deepen your leadership skills? We invite you to apply for the 2022 Leaders Lab cohort! Apply by July 1. The first session takes place in September 2022.
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Charlottesville main office phone: 434-295-8198 | Culpeper direct phone: 540-727-0638
Culpeper office: 803 South Main Street, Culpeper, VA 22701