The GAUNTLET IV includes Roanoke County, Botetourt County and Alleghany Highlands.


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The GAUNTLET is one of the most comprehensive training and mentoring programs around! During this 10 week program, we use the DISC assessment to refine self awareness and conduct a 360 degree evaluation of business knowledge in order to manage strengths and weaknesses in our entrepreneurs. We target key skills and infuse business mentors into those areas which best ensure comprehensive success for your business. We also have guest speakers that are knowledgeable, dynamic and enthusiastic about small business development. Through our partnership with key organizations we engage in a holistic approach to business success!

Entrepreneurs wanted: Step by step coaching, explore new business ideas, access resources, and launch or expand your business!  


Mentors needed: Provide feedback, guide entrepreneurs’ progress, share knowledge and experience! Want to become a mentor? Click here! 

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The GAUNTLET 2018 Calendar

The GAUNTLET 2018 Application

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Contact information

Kathleen, Director of Small Business Development;  540-283-7062


Visit our Partners!

Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce,    Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corporation,   Botetourt County Chamber of Commerce,   Botetourt County Economic Development,   Roanoke County Economic Development,   Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce,   Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center,   Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce