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For entrepreneurs interested in starting a business in Montgomery County-Blacksburg-Christiansburg, a range of resources exist to help in your new venture.


The Business One Stop tool will ask a few simple questions about your business, then produce a customized list of the licenses, permits and registrations you need plus suggest resources that can help. To begin, just click on the icon above.

If you have questions before, during, or after the Business One Stop process, contact:

The Virginia Business Assistance Center
Toll Free:  1-866-248-8814 
Email: vbic@vdba.virginia.gov 

Local Business Licenses

Which area(s) of Montgomery County will you be conducting business?

Radford University Small Business Development Center

The RU Small Business Development Center offers a number of services for new as well as existing businesses, including:

Business planning assistance 
Loan packaging assistance
Sources of business financing
Marketing assistance 
Census, economic and business data 
Financial analysis 
Small business training workshops 
Business consulting

For more information, visit http://bac.asp.radford.edu/SBDC/.

VT KnowledgeWorks

VT KnowledgeWorks is a regional business acceleration center serving technology-based enterprises at all stages of the corporate lifecycle. With conference and incubation facilities located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, VT KnowledgeWorks encourages and supports entrepreneurs, executives, and investors as they plan, launch and grow companies to financial independence.

Programs for Members are divided into two categories according to the evolutionary status of the member company: Pre-Launch and Enterprise.

  • Pre-Launch category – addresses start-up or re-start issues because success or failure of a venture is quite often determined by decisions and assumptions made well before the business is formally launched.
  • Enterprise category – designed for operating companies and seasoned business leaders to share vision, experience, and insight.

For more information about membership and services, visit www.vtknowledgeworks.com

Need a place to start a business?

Check out CRE.YesMontgomeryVA.org, a multiple listing website for commercial real estate in Montgomery County-Blacksburg-Christiansburg, Virginia.  Search for available sites and buildings suitable for a variety of commercial uses, including: office, industrial, lab, hotel/motel, retail and restaurant.   

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