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