Business Insights & Resources

The 3 Essential Resources You Need to Grow Your Business in Lynchburg

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Feb 22, 2018 9:38:44 AM

Whether you’re a small company or a large-scale corporation, there are always new opportunities to grow your business in Lynchburg. Our community is rapidly growing, which creates new needs for development. If you are planning on expanding your business soon, then you are choosing the right time in a great city! Here are 3 essential resources and tools you need to get started.

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Topics: Business

What Every Entrepreneur Should Know Before Starting a Business in Lynchburg

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Feb 6, 2018 12:54:44 PM

Lynchburg is the city of opportunity. We welcome anyone who wishes to start a business, and aim to provide them with the resources necessary to be successful. However, starting a business can be exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. If you are looking to start a business in Lynchburg, read below to learn how to get started.

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Topics: Entrepreneurship, Business

Meet Your Spring CO.STARTERS Facilitators

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Jan 10, 2018 2:21:30 PM

CO.STARTERS is a nine-week program that equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn business ideas into action and turn a passion into a sustainable and thriving business. Each week, the group of entrepreneurs will tackle another aspect of building a business - from creating a lean canvas business plan, to driving marketing and sales and learning how to scale.

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Topics: Business Retention, Technology, Entrepreneurship, co.starters

Why Artisans and Organizations Need to Attend Create Lynchburg

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Jan 3, 2018 3:15:00 PM

Ready to turn your creative idea into a thriving business? If you are a local artist or maker with a desire to start a creative business, then Create Lynchburg is an event you do not want to miss. Read below to discover why you need to attend this year’s event.

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Brownfields Grant Gives New Life to Lynchburg Properties

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Dec 20, 2017 3:30:46 PM

The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Brownfields Program provides grants to communities, states and tribes to assess, clean-up and reuse contaminated properties. This program, which the City of Lynchburg has participated in since 2015, works to sustainably repurpose buildings that have or potentially have hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants, controlled substances, petroleum or petroleum products, or lives on mine-scarred land.

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You Don't Need A Four-Year Degree

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Aug 15, 2017 10:31:00 AM

The Lynchburg Beacon of Hope and The Region 2000 Workforce Development have partnered with Leadership Lynchburg for a series of videos. Together, we are raising awareness of rewarding jobs that don’t follow typical pathways of education. The Region 2000 Workforce Development’s mission is advancing a workforce to meet business and job seeker needs.

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Topics: Education

Meet Your New CO.STARTERS Facilitators

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Aug 9, 2017 12:07:14 PM

CO.STARTERS is a nine-week program that equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn business ideas into action and turn a passion into a sustainable and thriving business. Each week, the group of entrepreneurs will tackle another aspect of building a business - from creating a lean canvas business plan, to driving marketing and sales and learning how to scale.

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Topics: Business Retention, Technology, Entrepreneurship, co.starters

Want to Start a Business in Lynchburg? Hear From Some of our Leading Entrepreneurs.

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Jul 26, 2017 10:49:00 AM

Lynchburg’s expanding businesses are making a big impact in Central Virginia. Lynchburg has over 3,100 businesses that boast a combined $2 billion in annual sales from a quarter of a million local and visiting consumers. Additionally, nationally acclaimed businesses such as Pacific Life, Genworth, and Frito Lay, all have sizable local branches that operate here. With this growing commerce, many of our forward-thinking residents, now successful entrepreneurs, are contributing to the regional marketplace. Read below to learn from our profitable local business owners and their stories of success as well as their advice for future entrepreneurs.

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Topics: Business

The Top Industries in Lynchburg

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Jun 7, 2017 2:01:09 PM


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Lynchburg Innovation Event: Lynchburg Maker Faire

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on May 17, 2017 9:32:20 AM

The Lynchburg EDA proudly supported the recent Lynchburg Maker Faire as a Lynchburg Innovation Event. On Sunday, March 26th at Randolph College, this free event included family friendly with activities for all ages of children and adults. “The Maker Faire is really a celebration of making. We felt like it fit really well with SciFest - with what they already do with the hands-on learning,” explained Elise Spontarelli, Executive Director of Vector Space in an interview with Living in the Heart of Virginia.

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Topics: Entrepreneurship