CIC is the host of the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center, offering free, personalized counseling, technical expertise, and resources for entrepreneurs in Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Fluvana County, and surrounding areas.

The Central Virginia Small Business Development Center, CVSBDC, is a great addition to the CIC family. CVSBDC advisors curate a specialized experience for each client, by conducting financial and market research and offering technical and professional training and access to a broad range of high value, vetted resources to help small businesses compete and succeed. CVSBDC is one of 28 centers across Virginia and an accredited member of America’s SBDCs. Supported by the Small Business Administration, local municipalities and a number of other business and education resource providers, CVSBDC offers entrepreneurs help to start, grow and thrive.

CVSBDC has a staff of 9 Business and Technical Advisors and additional affiliated Advisors that meet with entrepreneurs and their teams. Areas of expertise range from eCommerce and online marketing and business operations, to international trade, government contracting, cybersecurity and craft beverage manufacturing; also, free of charge. 

CVSBDC serves entrepreneurs in the city of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange and Rappahannock. If you are outside of this region, please visit to find the SBDC nearest you. Visit to learn more or see current programming on the calendar of events.

To schedule an appointment or for more information, please call 434-295-8198, email, or visit

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