The Virginia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) located at Mountain Empire Community College offers free business consulting, affordable training courses, personal referrals to local resources, guidance, insights, and connections to help businesses succeed.
The Small Business Development Center at Mountain Empire Community College is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.
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MECC’s Small Business Development Center provides the following services:
- Management Skills: Provides guidance and counsel to help businesses become effective and efficient by improving management skills and operational effectiveness.
- Business Information: Provides access to a wide variety of economic and business data which includes federal, state, and private sector publications.
- Business Planning: Assists the potential entrepreneur with identification and evaluation of the most important factors related to the success of his or her enterprise.
- Productivity Improvement: Enhances competitiveness through training and technical assistance.
- Workshops: Conducts workshops on a wide variety of topics related to starting and operating a business in Southwest Virginia.
- Networking Assistance: Helps in identifying sources of information and/or services related to small business.
- Loan Application Assistance
- Sources of business financing
- Financial Analysis
- Permits, licenses and taxes
- Government Resources
- Other Small Business Development Centers
- Local Resources
- City of Norton
- Commonwealth of Virginia – Business Registration Guide
- Dickenson County Chamber of Commerce
- Lee County Chamber of Commerce
- LENOWISCO Planning District Commission
- Manufacturing Technology Center
- People Incorporated Financial Services
- Procurement Technical Assistance Center
- Scott County Chamber of Commerce
- VA Small Business Development Center Network
- Wise County Chamber of Commerce
- Internet Resources
- Small Business Incubators
- Women’s Resources