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Small Business Development Center
3441 Mountain Empire Road
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
Phone: (276) 523-6529
Fax: (276) 523-8139

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.

Does your business need assistance?

Services are confidential and there is no charge for counseling services.  Let us help you save time with your business projects

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
  • Marketing
  • Permits, licenses and taxes 

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