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"The RU Small Business Development Center has helped me to have a sense of confidence and empowerment particularly in the business management of my company. As a medical professional, schooling did not include business courses. The SBDC director is a confidant - someone to bounce questions and ideas off of.  He creates a comfort level for discussing tough business matters in strict confidence."

Kathy Stewart, Owner
Professional Rehab Associates
Montgomery County, Va.

"Through the Balanced Scorecard process we were able to focus on our specific objectives for the year and communicate them in a way that clearly connects them to our overall goals for the company. The response from our staff was great! Thanks!"

Nanci M. Hardwick, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Blacksburg, Va.

"The RU Small Business Development Center has been invaluable to us. They have changed the way we do business. With their guidance we were able to undertake and complete a feasibility study on accreditation. Their expertise is helping us set up an in-house financial aid program for our students. They have been an excellent liaison between us and other experts in the small business field. They obtained assistance for us and helped us work with decision-making consultants, collections agencies, appropriate small business marketing firms, and interns. We highly recommend them for their expertise and for obtaining the assistance we needed to improve our business practices."

Victoria Stone, Fred Mignone, Nancy Mignone, and Jeff Tiebout
Owners of the Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga