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.

WVSBDC 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 WVSBDC provides expert business coaching resulting in greater access to capital, job creation and job retention.

Our Vision

Vision

The WVSBDC vision is to be recognized by entrepreneurs, the small business community and key stakeholders as the principal provider of business assistance, helping companies start, grow and succeed.

Our Values

Values

WVSBDC values include: Teamwork, Integrity, Communication, Trust and Accountability.

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

WVSBDC Lead Center
Capitol Complex
1900 Kanawha Boulevard
Charleston, WV 25305-0311

General Number: (304) 558-2960
Ask Me! Line: (888) 982-7232 or
email our consultants at

Meet Our Business Coaches

What We Do

WVSBDC 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 WVSBDC 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. WVSBDC does not give loans or grants - but we can help companies be aware of and prepare for capital access opportunities
Learn More About WVSBDC Services
Capital Building
Advisory Board

Advisory Board Officers

John Reger

John Reger
Chairperson

President & CEO
Capital Venture Consultants

 
Justin Gaull

Justin Gaull
Vice Chairperson

Vice President of Business Development & Commercialization
MarkTek Limited

Monica Miller

Monica Miller
Board Secretary

Manager Local Capacity Development
West Virginia Development Office

Advisory Board Members

Gene Coulson

Gene Coulson
Executive Director
Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education

Anne Barth

Anne Barth
Executive Director
TechConnectWV

Judy Belcher

Judy Belcher
Director of Sales and Services
Tamarack

 
Mallie J.Combs

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

Kim Donahue

Kim Donahue
WVSBDC 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

Anne Jones

Anne Jones
Executive Director
Tucker Co. Development Authority

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

Mindy Walls

Mindy Walls
Assistant Vice President,
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Office of the Provost,
West Virginia University

Joseph Kapp

Joseph Kapp
Entrepreneur In Residence,
Eastern WV Community Technical College

Judy Sjostedt

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

 
Christy Laxton

Christy Laxton
Executive Director,
Wyoming County EDA

D.F. Mock, III

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

 

 

Funding Partners

The WVSBDC 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