Crater Small Business Development Center of Longwood University

Contact Information

1964 Wakefield Street, Lower Level
Petersburg, VA 23805
Office Phone: 804.518.2003


The Crater Small Business Development Center of Longwood University, located in Petersburg, Virginia is one of four full time offices of the Longwood Small Business Development Center program.

The Longwood SBDC is a partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration that provides assistance and training to help small business owners and start-ups.

Part of a statewide network, the Longwood SBDC serves 25 localities in South-Central Virginia. The Crater SBDC of Longwood University serves the counties of Charles City, Dinwiddie, Prince George, Surry, Sussex and the cities of Colonial Heights, Emporia, Hopewell and Petersburg.

If you are starting a business, or expanding an existing small business, please visit for information on our services or to register for workshops.

You may also contact Ellen Templeton, Director.

804.518.2003 (phone)
804.219.8412 (cell)