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A network of expertise and support.

The Capital Region Small Business Development Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and supported by America’s SBDC, Virginia SBDC, and George Mason University.

Thanks to our host, Virginia Community Capital, we are able to provide education, consulting, and economic research to support potential and existing small business owners throughout the Richmond area.

Meet the Team

Virginia SBDC Capital Region | Ryann Lofchie, Executive Director

Ryann Lofchie


Ryann Lofchie has built a career around an unwavering belief in human potential. For the past 12 years, Ryann served as CEO of The Frontier Project, a boutique consultancy that partners with Fortune 500 clients on culture transformation and leadership development. Under her leadership, Frontier was honored as one of Inc 5000’s Fastest Growing Companies, Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work, and Ryann herself was awarded NAWBO’s Entrepreneur of the Year.

Ryann has a BA in Psychology from the University of Illinois, a Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois, and a MBA from the University of Richmond.

Our Partners

From non-profits to public entities to private companies, the Capital Region SBDC is coming back to the Richmond region due to the generous support of the wider community. We are so grateful to the following partners:

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