Small Business Development Center Records *JMU Papers*

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Creator:
JMU Small Business Development Center
Creator:
Virginia SBDC Shenandoah Valley
Title:
Small Business Development Center Records
Collection No.:
UA 0009
Date:
1980-2004
Extent:
8 boxes, 2.48 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English
Abstract:
The Small Business Development Center Records documents the creation and growth of the Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center. The collection comprises of financial budgets, proposals, donations, outreach programs, and articles that cover the growing success of the Shenandoah Valley SBDC at James Madison University.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #], Small Business Development Center Records, 1980-2004, UA 0009, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

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Admin History

The Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC) was established in 1989 at James Madison University. Originally named the James Madison University SBDC, the Center for Entrepreneurship in the College of Business established the center as a satellite office in 1987 in order to support the success of local businesses based on the Center's programming. In 2002, the James Madison University SBDC became the Shenandoah Valley SBDC when a new office was opened at Blue Ridge Community College. Today, The Shenandoah Valley SBDC is a not-for profit partnership between JMU, the US Small Business Administration, and the cities and counties in their service region. It is currently one of 29 centers throughout Virginia. The mission of the Shenandoah Valley SBDC is to advise, train, and inform small business in order to help them achieve success by offering consulting services to new and established businesses. Their region covers the counties of Augusta, Bath, Highland, Page, Rockbridge, Rockingham, and Shenandoah as well as the major cities located within these counties.

The nationwide Small Business Development Center (SBDC) focuses on client education and is the federal government's largest and most successful management and technical assistance program for small businesses. In the 1940s Congress was first introduced to the idea of establishing a university-based business extension service. By 1953 the Small Business Administration was established. This reflected the federal government's recognition of the need for small businesses within the economy. Advancements for the Small Business Administration continued when President Carter signed the Small Business Development Center Act into law in 1980. This program strove to nationally help and support the development and operation of small businesses by providing them with management development, technical information, product planning and development, and domestic and international market development. In addition, the program assists established businesses as well as aspiring entrepreneurs. Virginia was added into this network during the years 1988-1990; by 1991 every state in the country was involved in the Small Business Development Center program.

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Scope and Content

This collection covers the years 1980-2004 for the Shenandoah Valley SBDC. The records document financial information, proposals, meeting minutes, correspondence, journals, photographs, articles, annual reports, and pamphlets from various colleges. The collection is arranged into four series.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged in four series: Series 1: Financial Records, 1980-1999 Series 2: JMU SBDC Planning and Development, 1986-2003

Subseries 1: Proposals, 1986-2003,

Subseries 2: Annual Reports, 1984-2003 Series 3: Subject Files, 1982-2004 Series 4: Digital Media and Slides, 1987-2003

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Administrative Information

Revision Description

Updated by Selena St. Andre May 2018

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. Staff have taken special care to identify and remove sensitive materials found within this collection. However, in rare instances, including those already documented within this Finding Aid, privacy protected information may be revealed during use of this collection. Researchers agree to make no notes or other recordation of privacy protected information if found within this collection, and further agree not to publish or disclose such information for any purpose. Researchers agree to alert Special Collections staff if potentially privacy protected information is found within this collection. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Acquisition Information

Given to JMU Special Collections by Rosie Riggleman, Office Manager of the Shenandoah Valley SBDC, in April 2014.

Processing Information

Most duplicate items found within the collection have been discarded.

Location

Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

880 Madison DriveMSC 1704Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807library-special@jmu.eduURL: https://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/

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Index Terms

Genre and Form

  • Financial Records
  • Annual reports
  • Proposals
  • Photographs
  • Floppy Discs
  • Serials (publications)

Personal Name

  • Rosie Riggleman

Subject

  • Small business -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg -- Planning
  • Small business -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg -- Management
  • Small business -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg -- Finance
  • Community development -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg

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Bibliography

James Madison University. "Small Business Development Center." jmu.edu. https://www.jmu.edu/cob/centers/sbdc/index.shtml. Accessed May 24, 2018.

Virginia SBDC Shenandoah Valley. "About Us." valleysbdc.org. http://www.valleysbdc.org/about/. Accessed May 24, 2018.

U.S. Small Business Administration. "Small Business Development Center." sba.gov. https://www.sba.gov/tools/local-assistance/sbdc. Accessed May 24, 2018.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Financial Records, 1980-1999

Arranged chronologically.

Series 1: Financial Records, 1980-1999 contains information and documents pertaining to the financial status of the Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center. It contains proposals, grants, contracts, and budgets, including the original proposal to establish the Center.

Title/Description Instances
Requests for Petty Cash, 1980, 1990-1992

Privacy protected information may be revealed during use of this file. Researchers agree to make no notes or other recordation of privacy protected information found within this file, and further agree not to publish or disclose such information for any purpose.

box 8 folder 1
Center for Entrepreneurship Course Proposal Information, 1984-1985 box 1 folder 1
CIT 50,000 Funding, 1986-1988 box 1 folder 2
"Original" 50,000 Proposal, 1987-1989 box 1 folder 3
February 1988 to January 31, 1989 CIT $50,000, 1988-1999 box 1 folder 4
Requisitions and DPO's, 1988-1991 box 1 folder 5
Account #14408 Foundation Account, 1989-1990

Privacy protected information may be revealed during use of this file. Researchers agree to make no notes or other recordation of privacy protected information found within this file, and further agree not to publish or disclose such information for any purpose.

box 8 folder 2
SBDC Recovery-1st Contract, 1989-1990 box 1 folder 6
Funkhouser Entrepreneurship Research B14408, 1989-1991

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box 8 folder 3
F.E.R.F. Par Forms, 1990 box 1 folder 7
SBDC Miscellaneous Financial Documents, 1990-1991, 1993-1994 box 1 folder 8
1991 Deposits/Financials, 1991 box 1 folder 9
Center for Entrepreneurship, 1992-1993 box 1 folder 10
Romanian Grant Proposal, 1992-1993 box 1 folder 11
JMU SBDC Budget (Folder 1 of 3), 1999 box 2 folder 1
JMU SBDC Budget (Folder 2 of 3), 1999 box 2 folder 2
JMU SBDC Budget (Folder 3 of 3), 1999 box 2 folder 3

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Series 2: JMU SBDC Planning and Development, 1982-2003

Arranged in two subseries: Proposals, 1986-2003 and Annual Reports, 1984-2003. Arranged chronologically with each series.

Series 2: JMU SBDC Planning and Development, 1982-2003 contains records documenting the establishment of the James Madison University SBDC and its development into the Shenandoah Valley SBDC. The Proposal subseries contains proposals for funding and projects as well as the 1998 strategic plan for the JMU SBDC. The Annual Report subseries includes annual and quarterly reports from the JMU SBDC, the Shenandoah Valley SBDC, and the Virginia SBDC. Reports from 1993, 1995, 1996, and 2000 are not included.

Subseries 2.1: Proposals, 1986-2003

Title/Description Instances
Proposals to Assist the Center for Innovative Technology, 1986 box 2 folder 4
Center for Entrepreneurship Proposal for Funding, 1987 box 2 folder 5
Project Proposal for the Center for Entrepreneurship (Folder 1 of 2), 1987 box 2 folder 6
Project Proposal for the Center for Entrepreneurship (Folder 2 of 2), 1987 box 2 folder 7
Center for Innovative Technology Project Proposal, 1987

Privacy protected information may be revealed during use of this file. Researchers agree to make no notes or other recordation of privacy protected information found within this file, and further agree not to publish or disclose such information for any purpose.

box 8 folder 4
Proposal for Business Development Center (Folder 1 of 2), 1987 box 2 folder 8
Proposal for Business Development Center (Folder 2 of 2), 1987 box 2 folder 9
Proposal for JMU Entrepreneurship Program, 1988

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box 8 folder 5
Proposal for Renewal Funding for Center for Innovative Technology Entrepreneurship Program, 1988 box 3 folder 1
Proposal for a Small Business Assistance Center, December 1, 1988 box 3 folder 2
Proposal for Small Business Assistance Centers, 1988-1989 box 3 folder 3
Application for Federal Assistance, 1990-1991 box 3 folder 4
Proposal to the U.S. Small Business Administration for the Continued Operation of the VA SBDC, 1991 box 3 folder 5
Miscellaneous Items Concerning the 1991 Report, 1992 box 3 folder 6
Miscellaneous Papers Concerning the Report of 1992, 1992 box 3 folder 7
Proposal to the U.S. Small Business Administration and Budget Information, 2003 box 3 folder 8
SBDC Proposal, Undated box 4 folder 1

Subseries 2.2: Annual Reports, 1984-2003

Title/Description Instances
Reports, 1984, 1985, 1989 box 4 folder 2
Final Report, 1987 box 4 folder 3
First Report for Appalachian Business Development Center, 1987 box 4 folder 4
ARC Final Report, 1987-1988 box 4 folder 5
Business Development Center Model for Rural Economic Development Final Report, 1988 box 4 folder 6
CIT Final Report Draft, 1988 box 4 folder 7
CIT Final Report, 1988 box 4 folder 8
Final Report to the Center for Innovative Technology, 1988 box 4 folder 9
CIT Final Report, 1989 box 4 folder 10
JMU SBDC Annual Report, 1990 box 4 folder 11
JMU SBDC First Quarter Report , 1990 box 4 folder 12
JMU SBDC Second Quarter Report, 1990 box 4 folder 13
JMU SBDC Third Quarter Report, 1990 box 4 folder 14
JMU SBDC Annual Report, 1991 box 4 folder 15
VA SBDC Annual Report, 1991 box 5 folder 1
JMU SBDC First Quarter Report, 1991 box 5 folder 2
JMU SBDC Second Quarter Report, 1991 box 5 folder 3
JMU SBDC Third Quarter Report, 1991 box 5 folder 4
JMU SBDC Annual Report, 1992 box 5 folder 5
JMU SBDC First Quarter Report, 1992 box 5 folder 6
JMU SBDC Second Quarter Report, 1992 box 5 folder 7
JMU SBDC Third Quarter Report, 1992 box 5 folder 8
VSBDC Annual Report, 1994 box 5 folder 9
VSBDC Annual Report, 1997 box 5 folder 10
Virginia SBDC Annual Report, 1998, 1999 box 5 folder 11
JMU SBDC Annual Report, January 1-December 31, 2001 box 5 folder 12
JMU SBDC Annual Report, July 1-December 31, 2001 box 5 folder 13
Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center Annual Report, 2002 box 5 folder 14
VSBDC Financial Audit, 2002 box 5 folder 15
SBDC Summary Annual ReportSBDC Summary Annual ReportSBDC Summary Annual ReportSBDC Summary Annual ReportSBDC Summary Annual ReportSBDC Summary Annual ReportSBDC Summary Annual ReportSBDC Summary Annual ReportSBDC Summary Annual ReportSBDC Summary Annual ReportSBDC Summary Annual Report, 2003 box 5 folder 16

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Series 3: Subject Files, 1982-2004

Arranged alphabetically.

Series 3: Subject Files, 1982-2004 contains documents and copies of articles and correspondence that have been published to promote or explain the SBDC program. This series contains news articles from JMU Entrepnews, photographs of professors, including Professor Moody, and others involved with the JMU SBDC as well as booklets that explain the steps necessary to start a business. Budget and audit information, along with reviews and evaluations are included as well.

Title/Description Instances
ARC Xeroxing, 1987 box 5 folder 17
Binder of Articles and Photographs of the SBDC, 1989-1992 box 5 folder 18
Correspondence and Articles Promoting SBDC Programs, 1998, 2003 box 5 folder 19
Duplicates, 1980-2004 box 6 folder 1
Entrepreneurship Task Force and Correspondence with Baylor University, 1982-1984

Privacy protected information may be revealed during use of this file. Researchers agree to make no notes or other recordation of privacy protected information found within this file, and further agree not to publish or disclose such information for any purpose.

box 8 folder 6
How to Start a New Business in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Undated box 6 folder 2
Interim Report to Appalachian Regional Commission, 1987 box 6 folder 3
JMU Entreprenews Articles, 1986-1992 box 6 folder 4
JMU SBDC Counseling Evaluation, 1990 box 6 folder 5
Legal Considerations for Starting a Business, October 2, 1997 box 6 folder 6
Memorandum of Agreement Between Virginia Department of Economic Development for VSBDC, 1992 box 6 folder 7
Miscellaneous Articles about SBDC, 1987-1989, 1995 box 6 folder 8
Miscellaneous Budget/Financial Information on SBDC, 1987-1991

Privacy protected information may be revealed during use of this file. Researchers agree to make no notes or other recordation of privacy protected information found within this file, and further agree not to publish or disclose such information for any purpose.

box 8 folder 7
Miscellaneous Documents and Articles Concerning SBDC, 1989,1990, 1996,1997, Undated box 6 folder 9
New Contract, 1990-1991 box 6 folder 10
Newspaper Clippings, Photographs of SBDC, 2004, Undated box 6 folder 11
OMC Related Documents, 1986, 1988, 1991 box 6 folder 12
Photographs, (Folder 1 of 2), Undated box 6 folder 13
Photographs, (Folder 2 of 2), Undated box 7 folder 1
Photographs of Moody and Brochure, Undated box 7 folder 2
Report of the Joint Legislation, Audit and Review Commission on Review of Economic Development in VA, (Folder 1 of 2), 1991 box 7 folder 3
Report of the Joint Legislation, Audit and Review Commission on Review of Economic Development in VA, (Folder 2 of 2), 1991 box 7 folder 4
SBDC Program Announcement, March, 1992 box 7 folder 5
SBDC Sub-Center on Site Reviews, 1991 box 7 folder 6
Small Business Develop. Center Policy Guidelines, August, 1985 box 7 folder 7
The Inception and Development of a Business Development Center, Manual, (Folder 1 of 2), 1987 box 7 folder 8
The Inception and Development of a Business Development Center, Manual, (Folder 2 of 2), 1987 box 7 folder 9
Transparencies, Undated box 7 folder 10

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Series 4: Digital Media and Slides, 1987-2003

Arranged alphabetically.

Series 4: Digital Media and Slides, 1987-2003 contains a floppy disk containing information concerning the SBDC and a folder of photograph negatives of the Center for Entrepreneurship staff.

Title/Description Instances
Correspondence and Articles Promoting SBDC, 1998, 2003 box 7 folder 11
Entrepreneurship Staff, July 29, 1987 box 7 folder 12

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