Business Advisor - NRV

Are you looking for an opportunity to share your business expertise and knowledge? Have you had experience owning, running, or working closely with start-ups and small business enterprises? Have you had experience in the advanced manufacturing, technology, or distribution fields? Would you find counseling, educating, and advising small business owners and entrepreneurs to be challenging and rewarding? Would you enjoy being an advocate for small business in the Roanoke Valley, New River Valley and Alleghany Highlands of Virginia?

Put your skills to work as a Business Advisor with the Regional Small Business Development Center. The SBDC is an organization whose mission is to provide counseling and educational services to both existing businesses and start-ups in the New River Valley. This is an NRV-focused position, working out of an office located in the NRV, with a significant amount of time spent in the field as well. Self-motivation and self-direction are essential, as you will be working independently as part of a small regional team. Knowledge of the NRV “landscape” and an existing network with partners and potential partners will be extremely helpful.

Applicants should be fluent with the Microsoft Office Suite. Familiarity with a CRM platform will be helpful as well. Experience working with business plans, P&L statements, financing, sales, and operations will be integral to your ability to succeed in this position.

As a team member of the SBDC you will be an employee of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce, the local host organization of the SBDC program. This is a salaried position with benefits, including health, dental, retirement-SEP, vacation, and personal time off.

Please respond via cover letter, with accompanying resume, to:

Keith Hartman, Director, at:


Regional Small Business Development Center

210 South Jefferson Street

Roanoke, VA 24011