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Successful entrepreneurs are the backbone of our local economy. We recognize that operating a business at any stage can be a combination of opportunity and excitement. From development to maturity, we’re here to help with a variety of resources, including customized counseling, research, and comprehensive resources.

Entrepreneur Development

The City has partnered with experts in the area to assist entrepreneurs in the growth of existing business. If you are an existing business and need help getting to the next level in your growth plans, or just need help with a current troublesome situation, learn more about our assistance programs here. These programs are at little or no cost due to grants from GO Virginia and other partners.

Grow Waynesboro

Grow Waynesboro is our program dedicated to finding and funding entrepreneurs for Waynesboro.  On this website, you will find out how to turn your business dream into reality by tapping into expert training, a vast array of resources, and encouragement from current business owners.

Road Map

As you plan your business, there are many stops, considerations, and decisions along the way, but careful evaluation of each step will pay dividends with a successful business.  We have developed a detailed road map to help you explore opportunities and challenges without hitting any detours or road blocks.  Take a tour on our interactive map, print your own copy, or request a printed version complete with a list of resources.

Research

Business planning is about finding the right opportunities in the marketplace. This page provides competitive intelligence data to help you make smarter business decisions.  Finding out about your business and how it fits in the Waynesboro marketplace is critical to your success.  Discover industry trends, customer profile and location, nearby competition, and financial tools specific to your business or industry.

Partners

The table below provides a number of local, regional, and state resources that are available to assist you with your business.  Not sure where to start? Contact us and we can help guide you.

Questions

A brilliant business idea may begin with an inspiration. We’re here to help you move it forward into reality, with a step-by-step guide to creating a business plan, finding the ideal location, building a marketing strategy, connecting with your customers, identifying local business incentives, and obtaining business licenses and registration.  We’d love to provide in-person assistance to leverage all our resources and partners.  Please let us know how we can help you get started.

Area Resources

Training
BRCC- Blue Ridge Community College www.brcc.edu (540) 234-9261
Chamber of Commerce of Greater Augusta www.augustava.com (540) 324-1133
SCCF- Staunton Creative Community Fund www.stauntonfund.org (540) 213-0333
SBDC- Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center www.valleysbdc.org (540) 568-3227
Finance
SCCF- Staunton Creative Community Fund www.stauntonfund.org (540) 213-0333
US Small Business Administration www.sba.gov (804) 771-2400
Virginia Small Business Financing Authority www.vabankers.org/VSBFA (804) 371-8254
Waynesboro EDA Loan Fund www.WaynesboroBusiness.com (540) 942-6779
State and Federal Regulations
Internal Revenue Service www.irs.gov/Businesses (800) 829-4933
SCC- State Corporation Commission www.scc.virginia.gov/clk/bussrch.aspx (540) 213-0333
US Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service www.USCIS.gov/portal/site/uscis (800) 375-5283
Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control www.abc.virginia.gov (540) 332-7800
Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity www.sbsd.virginia.gov (804) 786-6585
Virginia Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation www.dpor.virginia.gov (804) 367-8500
Virginia Department of Taxation www.tax.virginia.gov (804) 367-8037
Virginia’s e-Procurement www.eva.virginia.gov (866) 289-7367
VEC- Virginia Employment Commission www.vec.virginia.gov (540) 332-7750
Virginia New Hire Reporting Center www.va-newhire.com (800) 979-9014
Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission www.vwc.state.va.us (804) 205-3586
Waynesboro-Augusta Health Department www.vdh.virginia.gov/LHD/CentralShenandoah (540) 949-0137
Business Plan Development
SBA- Small Business Administration www.sba.gov (800) 827-5722
SBDC- Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center www.valleysbdc.org (540) 568-3227
SCCF- Staunton Creative Community Fund www.stauntonfund.org (540) 213-0333
SCORE- Shenandoah Valley SCORE Office www.shenandoahvly.score.org (540) 949-4423
City Departments
Waynesboro Building & Zoning Office www.waynesboro.va.us/131/Building-Zoning (540) 942-6628
Waynesboro Circuit Court www.courts.state.va.us/courts/circuit/waynesboro (540) 942-6616
Waynesboro Commissioner of Revenue www.waynesboro.va.us/137/Commissioner-of-the-Revenue (540) 942-6610
Waynesboro Economic Development Office www.WaynesboroBusiness.com (540) 942-6779
Waynesboro EDA Loan Fund www.WaynesboroBusiness.com (540) 942-6779
Waynesboro – General Information www.Waynesboro.va.us
Waynesboro – Zoning and Special District Maps www.waynesboro.va.us/161/GIS
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