Business Insights & Resources

If You're a Business Owner or Entrepreneur, This is Why You Need a Mentor

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Mar 22, 2018 4:40:43 PM

In our personal lives, we’re often not afraid to seek out help. We hire personal trainers to help us eat right and get in shape. We seek out financial advisors to help us maximize our investments. And, we look to therapists and mental health professionals to help us manage our day-to-day stresses. So, why wouldn’t the same concept apply to our business?

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Topics: Entrepreneurship, Launched in Lynchburg

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

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

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

RadioLab's Jad Abumrad Coming to Lynchburg

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Mar 24, 2017 12:34:31 PM

The Lynchburg Economic Development Association is proud to be a sponsor of RadioLab’s Jad Abumrad. He will appear at the Academy Center of the Arts on April 9 to present his one man show “Gut Churn”. This event will kick off a new speaker series where where Lynchburg professionals can share their stories, inspirations, and experience. Local NPR listeners, podcast fans, aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners will enjoy Abumrad’s presentation.

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Topics: Arts and Culture, Entrepreneurship, Talent Development

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: Ryan Ford, Seven Hills Food

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Nov 13, 2016 5:12:31 PM

Ryan Ford, president of Seven Hills Food Co., shares his story and lessons learned in the latest Launched in Lynchburgseries video. 

 

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Topics: Redevelopment, Entrepreneurship, Launched in Lynchburg

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