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Small Business Workshops March 25th & April 22nd

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Starting a Business in Southern Virginia: Building the Foundation for Your New Business

If starting a business in Southern Virginia is your dream, we can help you make it a reality. With our business workshops, you’ll find the practical knowledge and skills you need to succeed at starting and running a small business.

Starting a business in Southern Virginia requires planning and consideration. Choosing your legal structure, writing a business plan, securing funding, and other steps help you build a solid foundation for your business.

About This Business Workshop

Building the Foundation for Your New Business is one of many free classes offered by the Longwood SBDC for those considering starting a business in Southern Virginia.

Cost: FREE

Potential new and existing business owners will learn how to:

  • Evaluate your entrepreneurial abilities
  • Choose a legal form of organization
  • Prepare and present your business plan
  • Find financial resources
  • Create marketing strategies

No matter where you are in your entrepreneurial journey, you’ll benefit from this practical, focused information. You’ll leave this free workshop with business insights and actionable strategies to help you launch, build, or grow a Southern Virginia-based business.

**IMPORTANT**

Scheduled workshops may change due to inclement weather, scheduling conflicts, etc.

Your pre-registration enables the Longwood SBDC to keep you updated on changes or cancellations as quickly as possible.

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CDBG Planning Grants

DHCD offers planning grants through the CDBG program to increase the potential for project success and impact. These grants aid in developing clearly articulated strategies for addressing a locality’s greatest community development needs following meaningful citizen participation. For more details, see the Planning Grant Fact Sheet.

Get the details here: https://www.dhcd.virginia.gov/cdbg-planning-grants

US Small Business Administration

SBA Proposes rule to eliminate regulations that exclude faith-based organizations from seven SBA programs

Source:Brunswick Times-Gazette

Excerpt:

Public Comments Due by February 18, 2021

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration invites public comment on a proposed rule designed to remove regulatory provisions that exclude certain faith-based organizations from seven business loan and disaster assistance programs. These programs include the Intermediary Lending Program (ILP), Business Loan programs (7(a), Microloan and 504 programs), Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan (MREIDL) program and Immediate Disaster Assistance Program (IDAP).

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