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The VI SBDC wants to let our community know that we are available to assist local businesses in the Virgin Islands.
St. Thomas/St. John call 340-693-1694
St. Croix call 340-692-4294
email us:
VI SBDC Lunch & Learn:
12.10 DRCVI & EEOC: Employers, COVID 19
and the Americans with Disabilities Act
UVI CELL Safety in Paradise
Credit Mini Series
Survival of Your Finances in Times of a Pandemic
U.S. Small Business Administration PR & USVI District
12.17 SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program Training
USVI Small Business Hub
Startup Space
Get access to the new USVI Entrepreneurship app. In need of local agencies and their resources to start or carry out your small business operations? Look no further. It’s all here at the touch of a finger.
Appoints New Associate State Director
The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (VI SBDC) appointed a new Associate State Director. Karen Jones was recently selected from a distinguished group of candidates to serve as the Associate State Director of the VI SBDC. Jones is a graduate of Union College in Kentucky, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. After returning back home to St. Croix, she pursued and obtained a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of the Virgin Islands.
Her professional career includes working in both the public and private sectors, providing financial and human resource management services. She has been affiliated with the VI SBDC network as the former Center Director on the island of St. Croix and has over 18 years of experience providing counseling, technical assistance, training and outreach to nascent and existing small businesses within the Territory.
“We’re excited to bring Jones back home to the VI SBDC in such an important role. Her experience will not only assist entrepreneurs and small businesses, she will help shape the future of the VI SBDC to better serve our communities”, said, Ted Gutierrez, Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center State Director.
For technical assistance and/or media inquiries, contact the Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center by telephone at (340) 693-1694 or email at
SBA Federal Financial Assistance
USVI Covid-19 Assistance
St. Croix/St. Thomas/St. John
All VI SBDC In-Person events have been postponed until further notice. Please follow us on Facebook for updates on future events.
VI SBDC Partners
VI Small Business Development Center
8000 Nisky Center, Suite 720
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, 00802
Tel: (340) 693-1694
VI Small Business Development Center
6300 Estate Peter’s Rest, Suite 4
St. Croix, VI 00820
Tel: (340) 692-4294
The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (VI SBDC) is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Such funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of any of the co-sponsors or participants’ opinions, products or services. VI SBDC is committed to the policy of providing equal opportunity for all persons. All VI SBDC programs and services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals. Reasonable Accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.