The Highland Center accelerates the successful development of small businesses and non-profits through support services, resources, affordable space and networking opportunities.
Business Counseling: Professional business counselors through SCORE and the Small Business Development Center are available at The Highland Center each month. Counseling is free and confidential. Clients learn to write a business plan, expand their marketing efforts and handle financial accounting. The Highland Center staff is also available for technical assistance to businesses.
Business Resource Center: The Center has office equipment available for public use and maintains a collection of books, videos and software focused on business planning and community development.
Tenants: Availability of quality, low-cost space is often a barrier to startup businesses and non-profits, especially in rural areas where rental space is limited. The Highland Center is equipped with high-speed internet and has shared office equipment available to tenants, including a copier, laminator, color printer, fax machine and more. The Center also has a fully inspected commercial kitchen and walk-in freezer for bakers, caterers and other food-based businesses. Visit our Tenants Page to learn more.
Microfinance: The Highland Center has partnered with Staunton Creative Community Fund to offer $1,000 to $50,000 loans for start-up and expanding small businesses. Download the Loan Application, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
To inquire about rental space or make an appointment for business counseling, call (540) 468-1922 or email us.