WVSBDC provides support to West Virginia's small business

About Us

The West Virginia Small Business Development Center provides expert guidance to help small businesses succeed. We provide the services and assistance your business needs throughout the development process including concept, startup and growth. Our statewide network of business coaches partner with you - and collaborate with each other - to help you move your business to the next level. Many of our coaches have entrepreneurial experience themselves.

WV SBDC business coaches are highly skilled individuals who have professional certifications ranging from exporting, innovation, technology and economic development, to finance, management, marketing and entrepreneurship. Our coaches can guide you in how to write business plans, manage projects effectively and find greater access to capital.

Our Mission

Mission

The WV SBDC assists entrepreneurs and small business owners at every stage of the business lifecycle by providing technical assistance to help clients clarify goals, develop skills and acquire resources to operate a successful enterprise.

Our Vision

Vision

The WV SBDC will continue to be a trusted partner and relationship builder for entrepreneurs and small business owners, effectively collaborating with resource partners to increase the number of small businesses, enhance job creation and retention, provide greater opportunity to access capital and promote economic diversification in West Virginia.

Our Values

Values

Teamwork

Integrity

Excellence

Lead Center Team

Erika Bailey

Erika Bailey
Director

Debra Martin

Debra Martin
Deputy Director

 
Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson
Network Coordinator

Liz Coffman

Liz Coffman
Administrative Secretary

 
Dreama Wolfingbarger

Dreama Wolfingbarger
Secretary II

 

Contact Us

WV SBDC Lead Center
State Capitol Complex
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Building 3, Suite 600
Charleston, West Virginia 25305


General Number: 304-558-2960
Ask Me! Line: 888-WVA-SBDC or
email our consultants at

Meet Our Business Coaches

What We Do

WV SBDC helps businesses lay a solid foundation on which to build success. If you are an inventor with a great commercial idea, an entrepreneur with a business startup or an established business looking to sustain or ready to expand your success, then WV SBDC has services to match your needs.

  • Low-cost training in business fundamentals workshops
  • No-cost one-on-one confidential advising with our statewide network of credentialed business coaches
  • Practical advice in a broad spectrum of business knowledge, including developing a viable business plan, marketing, innovation, technology and management skills
  • Financial resource connections. WV SBDC does not give loans or grants - but we can help companies be aware of and prepare for capital access opportunities
Learn More About WV SBDC Services
Capital Building
Advisory Board

Advisory Board Officers

Justin Gaull

Justin Gaull
Chairperson

Vice President of Business Development & Commercialization
MarkTek Limited

 
Christy Laxton

Christy Laxton
Vice Chairperson

Executive Director,
Wyoming County EDA

Advisory Board Members

Anne Barth

Anne Barth
Executive Director
TechConnectWV

Judy Belcher

Judy Belcher
Executive Director
WV Society of Architects

 
Mallie J.Combs

Mallie J.Combs
Executive Director
Hardy Co. Rural Development Authority

Kim Donahue

Kim Donahue
WV SBDC Project Officer
West Virginia Small Business Administration District Office

Gina Fantasia

Gina Fantasia
Attorney
Capuder Fantasia, PLLC

Joseph Flynn, Jr.

Joseph Flynn, Jr.
Sr. Vice President,
Community Development
WesBanco Bank

 
Karen Friel

Karen Friel
Director
West Virginia Small Business Administration District Office

Don Gallion

Don Gallion
President & CEO
iGlobal Trade Connections

Kara Gray

Kara Gray
President
New Horizon Consulting

 
Rob Hinton

Rob Hinton
Executive Director
Upshur County Economic
Development Authority

Tighe Bullock

Tighe Bullock
President & Managing Member,
Crawford Holdings, LLC

Michele O'Connor

Michele O'Connor
Investment Manager
West Virginia Jobs Investment Trust Board

David Satterfield

David Satterfield
Director of Asset Development
West Virginia University
Office for Research & Economic Development

Joseph Kapp

Joseph Kapp
Entrepreneur In Residence,
Eastern WV Community Technical College

 
Judy Sjostedt

Judy Sjostedt
Executive Director,
Parkersburg Area Community Foundation & Regional Affiliates

D.F. Mock, III

D.F. Mock, III
Senior Vice President,
United Bank, Inc.

John Reger

John Reger
President & CEO
Capital Venture Consultants

Andrea McCardle

Andrea McCardle
Director
WVU Women’s Business Center

 
Anne Jones

Anne Jones
Executive Director
Tucker Co. Development Authority

 

 

 

Funding Partners

The WV SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the SBA and is an Accredited Member of America's SBDC network.

Americas SBDC
West Virginia Commerce
US Small Business Administration
Americas SBDC