Resources

There are a wide variety of organizations – both local, state, and federal – to help you start and grow your business. 

Local 

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Lynchburg Region can provide counseling for your business on topics ranging from getting a new business off the ground to marketing your established business. 
     (434) 845-5966, 300 Lucado Place, Lynchburg, VA 24504

Business Development Center can help with financing and business training.
     (434) 582-6100, 147 Mill Ridge Road, Lynchburg VA 24502

State

Virginia Small Business Development Center www.virginiasbdc.org
Virginia Department of Taxation www.tax.virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Labor and Industry www.doli.virginia.gov
Business One Stop, from the Virginia Department of Business Assistance bos.virginia.gov
Virginia Economic Development Partnership www.yesvirginia.org
Virginia Department of Business Assistance vdba.virginia.gov
Center for Innovative Technology www.cit.org
eVA Virginia Procurement eva.virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Minority Business Assistance www.dmbe.virginia.gov
Virginia Veteran Resource Center www.dvs.virginia.gov/veterans-resources.shtml
Virginia Tourism www.virginia.org
Virginia Department of Historic Resources www.dhr.virginia.gov

Federal

Small Business Administration www.sba.gov
Business USA business.usa.gov
Department of Labor www.dol.gov
Minority Business Development Agency www.mbda.gov
Internal Revenue Service www.irs.gov
Veterans In Business Portal www.vetbiz.gov
US Patent and Trademark Office www.uspto.gov
Export Assistance www.export.gov
Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer www.sbir.gov

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Stories Of Success

  • Black Box Network Services
    Jim Meade / Retired Vice-President
    Amherst was incredibly receptive and supportive of our relocation. We have a Network Operations Center that remotely monitors voice and data networks for our customers globally, and having guaranteed and reliable power and internet access is a must, for our customers success, as well as our own. Not only did we have access to stable and…
  • S & S Machine, T.R.U. Ball
    Ben Summers / Director of Operations
    Amherst County has given our company several advantages over the years, including a great selection of skilled employees, a centralized location in the United States, and the freedom and space to grow. Over the past 30 years, S&S Machine, Inc. has grown from a small two-man machine shop to an archery manufacturing business with 100…
  • Old Dominion Footwear
    Malcolm Sydnor / President
    We love doing business in Amherst County. The location is great, with quick access to US 460, US 29, and then to US 64. Old Dominion Footwear designs, manufactures, markets and distributes footwear throughout the United States, Canada and around the world. It’s easy to get our goods from the Norfolk port and distribute them…