The West Virginia Small Business Development Center provides expert guidance to help small businesses succeed. Our services can assist you in your business needs throughout the business development process including concept, startup and growth. Our statewide network of business coaches will partner with you to help move your business to the next level.

WV SBDC Program Lead Center

Debra Martin


Steve Johnson

Deputy Director

Liz Coffman

Administrative Secretary

Neeley Shaw

CARES Act Program Assistant – Training

Emily Wrenn

CARES Act Program Assistant – Consulting

Business Coaches

Harold Patterson

Bluefield State College Center

Mary Hott

Eastern Panhandle Center

Frank Goldsborough

Morgantown Center

Doug Spaulding

Putnam County Center

Shannon Mitchell

Summersville Center

Susie Higgins

Upshur County Development Authority Center

Todd Crump

West Virginia High Technology Foundation Center

Donna Schramm

West Virginia Northern Community College Center

Sharon Stratton

West Virginia University Center

Marsa Myers

West Virginia University / Parkersburg Center

Will Miller

Charleston Center

Robbie Parker

FASTER WV Business Launch Specialist