Betty Hoge became Director of the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center (CV SBDC) in Charlottesville in September, 2014, after having served as a Certified Business Analyst for 3 years at the Shenandoah Valley SBDC in Harrisonburg. She has a background in small business ownership, including a pub-type restaurant she founded that was known as “the dog & pickle.” Her professional background also includes Operations, Marketing, and Risk Management in both franchise and corporate environments; entrepreneurial and business development consulting; executive training and academic instruction. Most recently, Betty taught Retail Marketing at JMU, and has 16 years previous experience teaching collegiate-level Business and Management courses.
Please tell us your favorite part about volunteering with CIC:
My favorite thing about volunteering with CIC is the opportunity to interact simultaneously with aspiring entrepreneurs and local business leaders. This fits in nicely with the mission of the CV SBDC, which is: to enhance the economic vitality of our region through effective client-oriented counseling, business information and training. The CV SBDC provides training and free one-on-one confidential counseling primarily for existing small businesses, but also for aspiring entrepreneurs, in the City of Charlottesville and the Counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson and Orange.