Business Planning Assistance for New Business

Whether you are thinking of starting a business or growing your business, a business plan helps you get to where you want to go. A business plan will be required for any financing, and it’s just smart business. One great free resource is SCORE.org where you can find business plan templates and sample plans. Others sources of free assistance are listed below.

Radford University Small Business Assistance Center free business planning assistance.

Anthony Byrd at (540) 831-6056 or rbyrd@radford.edu


Roanoke Small Business Development Center free business planning assistance.

Bart Smith 
Director bsmith@roanokechamber.org
 or 540.983.0717 x242


Virginia Tech occasionally certain faculty and his classes may help with marketing plans or certain aspects thereof.

Contact is Reed Kennedy at kennedyr@vt.edu.


Floyd County | Lydeana Martin is available to review business plans and/or provide local data as well as encourage business-to-business linkages in the community.

lmartin@floydcova.org or 540 745-9300