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From the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center

March 29, 2022
“I love empowering solo business starters, rural businesses, and minority entrepreneurs. Helping a big company make a little more profit doesn’t interest me. I encourage real people to lean into their passions, figure out how to get traction, and change their lives. And we get to do it every day at SBDC.”
Meet Greg Dorazio
Greg Dorazio, CV SBDC Assistant Director, specializes in marketing and communications as well as strategy, solopreneurs, and rural businesses. Greg has worked in journalism, serving as editor in chief of a community weekly paper, as well as spending 8 years working in public relations for Louisa County and Richmond City schools.

Greg's private marketing company, Dorazio Communications, has been serving small business, organizations, and non-profits for the past 3 years. As a graduate of the CIC Entrepreneur Workshop, Greg is highly qualified to advise entrepreneurs both from personal and professional experience.

Since joining the Central Virginia SBDC team in 2020, Greg has served more than 200 clients, offering support for everything from marketing and social media plans to white boarding and strategic planning.

Contact us to set up a meeting with Greg!
434-295-8198 |
Featured Upcoming Events
Generating Leads with eVA
March 30 | 10:00am - 12:00pm

This hands-on session explores the public transparency tools available on the eVA website, including the Report & Resource Center and the new “power” search.

You’ll learn how to:
  • identify buyers who are buying what you sell,
  • determine prices being paid for goods/services,
  • identify who’s getting business (is it you or your competition).

Small Business Taxes and Bookkeeping Q&A
April 5 | 2:00 - 3:00pm

Join us for a hybrid Q&A session discussing taxes for small business owners.

You can have the opportunity to ask all your questions about filing taxes as a business owner, the implications on reporting business grants, and more. You can also get tips on how to be best prepared for next year’s tax season, how to use QuickBooks as a great tool for bookkeeping and for easy tracking of your business finances.

Fill out this survey to share what questions and topics you have questions on for the discussion.

Social Media Marketing 101
April 4 | noon - 1:00pm

Presented by Scott Hamler,
Technical 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.

April 12 | 10:00am - 12:00pm

April 28 | 6:00 - 8:00pm
Scottsville Community Business Launch - virtual attendance
There are 2 workshops of the Scottsville Community Business launch still available to the public via virtual attendance.

All classes will be held via Zoom from 5:30-7:00pm.

Additional information and registration can be found on each event page.
Access the CVSBDC Events Calendar and statewide training offerings
eVA: Account Updates Paused April 8
Tom Tom Festival is almost here!
Pitches and showcases are in the works. Are you coming?!
Tom Tom Festival returns for its 10th anniversary, April 20-24, with a variety of activities, two of which are hosted in partnership with CIC! On Thursday, April 22, 2022, at 6PM, meet us at The CODE Building for the 10th Annual Crowdfunded Pitch Night. Learn about new businesses, share ideas, and vote for your favorite contestants! If you're looking for treats or an opportunity to showcase your own, make plans to join us at the Farmers Market and Entrepreneur Showcase on Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 8am to 12pm. Enjoy the fresh air and walk away with goodies for the week! For the full schedule or more information on the events, click here. To sign up to showcase your products, click here. One way or another, we want to see you at the Tom Tom Festival! 
CBIC is hosting a WeFunder crowdfunding event

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