Starting a Business

Dream – Launch – Grow

With a strong entrepreneurial spirit, a supportive business ecosystem and a pipeline of talented, energetic college graduates, Harrisonburg is the ideal place to start your business.  Harrisonburg offers a variety of resources to help your business start, grow and thrive. Two cohort programs can greatly assist your launch or growth – LAUNCH HARRISONBURG Powered by CO.STARTERS and the Startup Shenandoah Valley (SV2).

The tabs below will help guide you from idea to business or you can download a digital version of the Guide to Starting Your Business in Harrisonburg.

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

The entrepreneurial spirit of Harrisonburg is evident in the home grown businesses and supportive business partners in the city.  Entrepreneurs can tap into expertise and assistance from a variety of groups, including:

From tech luncheons to our Entrepreneurial Spark Speaker Series, there are many ways to connect, learn and be inspired along your entrepreneurial journey.