Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Contact Information

Joyce Krech, Director, SBDC

Contact Details


The Shenandoah Valley SBDC is a not-for-profit partnership between James Madison University, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the cities and counties in our service region. The Center offers no-fee, confidential consulting services to established and new business ventures. They assist in feasibility studies and business planning; market research and marketing; financial analysis, projections, and access to capital; operations and human resource assistance; and other specialized services as requested. The Center also sponsors workshops and a variety of training options to meet the needs of the business community, and they provide access to local, regional, and national resources for entrepreneurs, business owners, and managers of small and medium-sized businesses.

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Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Students, Involves Participants External to JMU


The Center was established at JMU in 1989.


Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Primary Focus of Program

Community and Economic development

Community Partner Name

U.S. Small Business Administration

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning


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