City of Lynchburg Office of Economic Development & Tourism
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900 Church Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504, USA

City of Lynchburg Office of Economic Development & Tourism

Entrepreneur Hub/Center


The Small Business Development Center – Lynchburg Region’s mission is to promote small business growth, entrepreneurship, and the strengthening economy by providing advising and training to our region’s small businesses. Training ranges from our Start Smart program which answers the most basic questions for those new to business to specialized training in industries like healthcare and early childhood education. The SBDC -Lynchburg Region is a free, confidential advising and training service. It is open to any small business in the region – no membership is required. All programs of the Virginia SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.

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Courses Offered


Our flagship offering is an accelerator-style program that helps you learn the fundamentals to take your business to the next stage of growth. This course is 10 sessions over 10 weeks.

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Checking Account

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We are not able to service these businesses at the moment:

  • Crypto Currency and Money Services
  • Privately Owned ATMs
  • Marijuana-Related
  • Gambling
  • Money Services Business
  • Business headquartered outside of the U.S.

At this time we are offering online business checking accounts through bank partners in these states:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Idaho
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Washington

Is your business in one of these states?