Business Insights & Resources

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

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

Pacific Life and Lynchburg, VA

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Mar 24, 2017 1:53:03 PM

Offering insurance since 1868, Pacific Life provides a wide range of insurance products, annuities, and mutual funds, as well as a variety of investment products and services to individuals, businesses, and pension plans. Pacific Life counts more than half of the 100 largest U.S. companies as its clients.

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Topics: Business Retention, Business Attraction

City Hosts First Create Lynchburg Conference for Arts Entrepreneurs

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Feb 10, 2017 12:09:48 PM

The City of Lynchburg, in partnership with the Small Business Development Center at CVCC and the Academy Center of the Arts, hosted the first Create Lynchburg conference on January 27-28, 2017. The Create Lynchburg conference convened more than 75 arts entrepreneurs for a weekend of workshops, panel discussions and speakers.

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Topics: Business Retention, Arts and Culture, Entrepreneurship, Downtown, co.starters

Launched in Lynchburg – Developing Your Business Pitch

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Oct 15, 2016 2:15:57 PM

Whether you are talking to potential investors, colleagues, friends, distributors, or leads, learning how to condense your message and highlight what's important is a skill that every entrepreneur should master.

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Topics: Business Retention, Business Attraction, Entrepreneurship, Launched in Lynchburg

Which U.S. City is the best for startups?

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Sep 26, 2016 4:00:00 PM

When considering where to start a new business, many questions come to mind. How much will rent cost? How much will I need to pay staff? Are my prospects and suppliers nearby? Will I have a local support system?

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

Introducing Launched in Lynchburg

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Sep 18, 2016 3:09:08 PM

The Lynchburg Office of Economic Development and Economic Development Authority have recently released a new digital platform to inspire and educate local entrepreneurs called Launched in Lynchburg

Launched In Lynchburg is a web portal designed to inspire, educate and connect local entrepreneurs and professionals. All of the content is generated by the local business community, for the local business community.

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

City of Lynchburg Office of Economic Development Releases 2015-2016 Annual Report (Part 1/2)

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Aug 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Last year was a positive year for the City of Lynchburg's economy. The City's economic investments resulted in new opportunities for entrepreneurs and big businesses alike, a renewed Enterprise Zone, and several other notable accomplishments for Lynchburg, Virginia. To access the annual report, simply view the video above or take a look at the stats below. 

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Topics: Business Retention, Business Attraction, Entrepreneurship, Talent Development

The Craft Crucible woodworking shop to open in Midtown Lynchburg this fall

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Aug 10, 2016 3:36:35 PM

Randy Smith purchased the former Campbell Payne building on Thurman Avenue last November, and plans to open The Craft Crucible doors this fall.

In 2008, Randy Smith left the corporate world, where he worked as a mechanical engineer, to build beautiful handcrafted wooden furniture and the Kashiwa Woodworking brand. Flash forward eight years, and Smith is about to open the doors to a new Midtown-based workspace and lumber shop: The Craft Crucible. 

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Topics: Development, Business Retention, Redevelopment, Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Zone, co.starters

Lynchburg Innovation Week 2016 Draws Hundreds of Business Professionals

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Jul 11, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Between June 2nd - 4th, hundreds of local business professionals gathered downtown at the Riverviews Artspace to celebrate the city's first Lynchburg Innovation Week. The 3-day event featured a wide range of learning and networking opportunities. Hosted by the Lynchburg Economic Development Authority, Lynchburg Innovation Week was organized by Cities Reimagined, which develops innovative economic development strategies and programming.

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Topics: Business Retention, Business Attraction, TechHire, Redevelopment, Entrepreneurship, Downtown, co.starters