As business consultants, we know the importance of customer discovery, testing assumptions, tracking progress, and having a strategy in place. CV SBDC client, Vistaly, makes it easier to put it all together!

Vistaly offers a software product to visualize, collaborate, and continuously use data that matters. CV SBDC advisors have worked with Vistaly to refine pitch decks, provide actionable feedback, and connect them with resources at different stages of their growth.

Learn more about Vistaly:
Looking for Entrepreneurial Legal Consult?
Rahul Keshap and Pamela Rosen, instructors for the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic at UVA School of Law, are offering Startup Legal Consult to local founders.

Available Fridays, 12:30 - 1:30pm, February through April.

Batten Venture Internship Program
The Batten Venture Internship Program (BVIP) provides Darden students the opportunity to pursue summer internships with startups and venture capital firms.

Businesses can utilize Darden students between their first and second years as qualified interns to help support their operations.

Virginia Tourism Corporation is pleased to announce that grant applications for the 2023 rounds of the Marketing Leverage Program and Special Events and Festivals Program are now open.

The online application portal, instructions, terms and conditions, FAQs, and a webinar can be found at

Programs close on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 5 p.m.
Reach out for virtual or in person meetings in our Charlottesville & Culpeper offices.
Founders' Education Series

Are you ready to launch with confidence or evaluate an existing business? The Founders' Series is a 5-week series to prepare a solid foundation to start or expand.

Classes offered Feb 7 - Mar 7
All classes will be held via Zoom on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 - 11:00am

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

There is a $10 administrative fee for each session of the Founders' Series. Email [email protected] for more information.
Starting Your Business
Thinking about starting a business?
Started, but could use some advice? This workshop is for you!

Get ready for the steps for a successful start, registrations and regulations, the components of sound business planning and meeting other founders! $10 fee.

Feb 8 | 9:00 - 11:00am
CBIC Tech Night Takeover
February 9 | 5:00 - 7:30pm
CODE Building - Irving Theater, 225 W Water St, Charlottesville
Everything You Never Knew About Financial Crimes And How to Level Up
Your De-risking Game

This professional lineup of subject matter experts will not only describe and demystify the most prevalent types of financial crimes you might witness or experience, it will reveal red flags to spot them, and share how to create, adapt, or update your crime-stopping infrastructure to protect against widespread sources of crime.

Held in partnership with Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC), Central Virginia Small Business Development Center (CV SBDC) and CODEbase Coworking
Marketing to the Federal Government
February 21 | 12:00 - 1:30pm
HYBRID event: online or at 300 Preston Ave, Charlottesville
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.

Presented by Lisa Wood, Director, Virginia PTAC

2023 Government Contracting Series is presented jointly by
Central Virginia SBDC and Capital Region SBDC
Let's build your business TOGETHER!
Having challenges with setting goals, making decisions, or enhancing your professional network? Consider CIC's Mentoring Program! We'll connect you with an experienced business owner who can provide honest, informal feedback, offer ongoing support, and expose you to new theories and practices to execute in your business. Commit for six months and gain the insight and encouragement you need!

To apply or for more info:
Happening in the Community
CvilleBioHub Presents:

January 31 | 5:30 - 7:30pm
InBio: 700 Harris St, Charlottesville
The Chamber's 2nd Annual State of the Community
Friday, February 17, 11am-1:30pm at Darden School of Business
Central Virginia SBDC

Your Partners in Business:

Supporting Small Business - from Startups to International Expansion

Serving the City of Charlottesville and the Counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Rappahannock.

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