Our business advisors assist owners and managers across every aspect of your business management, operation, and expansion. Other public and private sector resources are brought in when needed to address specific needs and issues. Our approach is to surround you with the help that you need, when you need it!
Our primary services include customized one-on-one advising designed to assist and inform business owners and managers to help them make better informed business decisions to grow and sustain their businesses. Other services include training and advisor assisted gathering of critical market intelligence.
The Virgin Islands SBDC network maintains offices throughout the territory. Most businesses are within one hour of their local SBDC office.
We take the time to get to know you and your business to ensure you get the assistance you need. Typical advising sessions include financial topics, access to capital, growth planning, marketing and sales, employment issues, government procurement, e-commerce, and more.
Your advisor(s) will take the time to learn about your business and you as an owner/manager. This approach is part of the long-term relationship with your business that is designed to help ensure you have the knowledge, tools, and processes you need to take the business wherever you want it to go. In short, we help you find what you need to make a better-informed business decision now and into the future.
Your confidentiality is mandated by federal law. The fact you are working with us and the information you provide will be held in the strictest confidence and will not be released to any parties outside of the Virgin Islands SBDC network without your written permission. Your information will never be sold, shared with other organizations, or used for the commercial advantage of any of our advisors or staff. In fact, our employees are forbidden to get ANY benefit from their relationship with our clients.
Our advising services are delivered to you at NO-COST. They are paid for by the U.S. Federal Government and the University of the Virgin Islands. We have strict conflict of interest policies that prohibit our advisors from receiving any benefit from assisting you, thus keeping our focus where it belongs, on your business. However, minimal fees may apply for specialized training, outside services (such as research), or materials.