I Have an IDEA
Every great business starts with a great idea. Getting from concept to commercial success takes a lot of hard work, practical planning and valuable resources. The West Virginia Small Business Development Center can help you get started.
Business Ask Me! Line
The Business Ask Me! line is a fast, easy way to get answers to business questions. We listen to your particular situation and direct you to services and resources that best match your needs. Contact our consultants anywhere in the state toll-free.
Whether you're thinking of starting a business or already have a year under your belt, the WVSBDC Business Fundamentals Workshop has valuable information for you. The workshop, led by WVSBDC, covers essential basics such as how to secure a business license, how to indentify and reach prospective customers and how and why to write a business plan. The booklets and worksheets you take away from the workshop will be handy reference tools as you grow your business.
Check out our training calendar to find a workshop in your area.
Three-Step Jump Start
The WVSBDC developed Three-Step Jump Start to help walk you through the business development process.
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Sign up for a business fundamentals workshop led by the WVSBDC. The workshop covers essential information and services such as where to start and what's in a business plan.
Make an Appointment
Sit down with a WVSBDC business coach. The WVSBDC coach works with you one-on-one to provide the assistance you need. Coaches can also collaborate with other coaches in our statewide network to get the skills and industry expertise you need on your team.