Resources

COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

The outbreak of COVID-19 has caused uncertainty for all West Virginians, especially business owners. The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC) is prepared to strategize with entrepreneurs and develop individualized plans to help your business through this difficult time. We stand ready to assist you by phone, email and teleconferencing.

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WV SBDC Business Coaches

The WV SBDC provides support to West Virginia’s small businesses through one-on-one coaching, training, and facilitating connections to resources


Request Coaching       Find A Coach


For all other questions contact the Business Ask Me! Line at 888-WVA-SBDC or


Business Resiliency Resources

Cyber Alert

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) advises business owners to be cautious when conducting business by email and wary of scams and fraud.

Credit Score Help

Find out how to improve your credit score and improve your standing with potential lenders.

Crowdfunding

Discover new crowdfunding programs available during COVID-19 and other crowdfunding options.

FMLA & Sick Leave Expansion

Small business, gig and independent workers need to know how the COVID-19 Response Act affects sick leave

HR Resources for Employers

Learn about resources to answer your questions about how FMLA and sick leave expansion affect employers and the workplace.

Tips for Businesses on Responding to the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Get clear, numbered steps on how your business should respond during COVID-19.

Guide to Conquering a Business Crisis

Get guidance on handling cash management, pricing and cost containment, supply chain management, and marketing issues throughout the pandemic.

Checklist for Managing in Times of Financial Difficulty

Find out how to improve cash position, control costs, collect receivables, control inventory, and improve sales during tough financial times.






State Resources

Office of Governor Jim Justice

The website of Governor Jim Justice provides important alerts and updates, actions and executive orders regarding COVID-19 and West Virginia.

WV Development Office

The WV Development Office provides a list of resources and information from state and federal agencies available to businesses affected by COVID-19.

Workforce West Virginia

Workforce WV shows employers how to help their employees navigate applying for unemployment compensation because of reduced hours due to the impact of COVID-19 on their business.


Local & Private Resources

Philanthropy West Virginia

Philanthropy West Virginia provides a COVID-19 resource page that lists emergency response funds available to support local nonprofits.

Nonprofit Finance Fund

Nonprofit Finance Fund provides a free cash flow tool, scenario template, and a guide on how to communicate your financial situation to your board, donors and lenders during COVID-19.

National Council of Nonprofits

The National Council of Nonprofits provides an overview of the CARES Act legislation and what it means for nonprofits.

U.S. Travel Association

The U.S. Travel Association gives an overview to navigating the coronavirus aid bill and how it pertains to 501 © 6 organizations.

TSNE MissionWorks

TSNE MissionWorks advises nonprofits on and how to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program and Emergency Economic Injury Disaster Loans

WEBINARS



Attend an upcoming or on-demand COVID-19 webinar! View our training calendar to register now by clicking here. Sign up for our free Small Biz Buzz Newsletter to receive our latest webinars, blogs, client success stories and other educational business resources and content.


Marketing

WV SBDC Business Ask Me! Forum: Marketing Strategies during COVID-19 for Small Businesses

Recorded April 23, 2020 • Password Required: WVSBDC#1

This 30-minute webinar will teach you how to start or expand your online presence.

WV SBDC Business Ask Me! Forum: Intro to Social Media; A Facebook Marketers Toolkit

Recorded May 12, 2020 • Password Required: WVSBDC#1

Join us for a one-hour presentation for the effective use of social media and advertising tools.

WV SBDC Business Ask Me! Forum: Positioning Your Business During COVID-19: Understanding SEO - How Do Search Engines Find You? Part One

Recorded April 29, 2020 • Password Required: WVSBDC#1

This one-hour webinar will explain how to be discoverable by search engines like Google and what you can do to improve your website traffic and search results.

WV SBDC Business Ask Me! Forum: Positioning Your Business During COVID-19: Understanding SEO - How Do Search Engines Find You? Part Two

Recorded May 5, 2020 • Password Required: WVSBDC#1

This one-hour webinar will walk you through several of the main tools for SEO and is designed to answer some of your most pressing SEO
questions.


Remote Work +
Cyber Security

West Virginia-Based Tech Businesses to Provide Free Support to Small Business Owners During Pandemic

Recorded April 24, 2020

Join us for a WV SBDC Business Ask Me! Forum focusing on cybersecurity fundamentals training for businesses, specifically targeting teleworking security. This also includes a discussion about the West Virginia Work Remote Connection Initiative.


Recovery

SBIR-STTR Bootcamp Online (live webinar)

July 21, 2020 3:00 pm ET

This online bootcamp provides information about the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology
Transfer (STTR) programs, which are a source of non-dilutive, early-stage funding for small businesses and researchers.

WV SBDC Business Ask Me! Forum: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): Will You Forgive Me?

Recorded May 14, 2020

Topics will include guidance on how the loan should be used, proper documentation, loan forgiveness calculations and the most recent CARES Act guidelines.

Your Business Surviving COVID-19: Dealing with a Debt Problem Caused by a Medical Pandemic

Recorded April 30, 2020 • Password Required: WVSBDC#1

This session will provide guidance on confronting debt and the possible benefits of consulting with an attorney.

WV SBDC Business Ask Me! Forum: Labor and Unemployment Laws During COVID-19 Pandemic

Recorded April 22, 2020

This webinar will address key questions and issues that small businesses must navigate when managing their workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

The outbreak of COVID-19 has caused uncertainty for all West Virginians, especially business owners. The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC) is prepared to strategize with entrepreneurs and develop individualized plans to help your business through this difficult time. We stand ready to assist you by phone, email and teleconferencing.
Sign up for our newsletter here

WV SBDC Business Coaches

The WV SBDC provides support to West Virginia’s small businesses through one-on-one coaching, training, and facilitating connections to resources


Request Coaching       Find A Coach


For all other questions contact the Business Ask Me! Line at 888-WVA-SBDC or




Business Resiliency Resources

Cyber Alert

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) advises business owners to be cautious when conducting business by email and wary of scams and fraud.

Credit Score Help

Find out how to improve your credit score and improve your standing with potential lenders.

Crowdfunding

Discover new crowdfunding programs available during COVID-19 and other crowdfunding options.

FMLA & Sick Leave Expansion

Small business, gig and independent workers need to know how the COVID-19 Response Act affects sick leave

HR Resources for Employers

Learn about resources to answer your questions about how FMLA and sick leave expansion affect employers and the workplace.

Tips for Businesses on Responding to the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Get clear, numbered steps on how your business should respond during COVID-19.

Guide to Conquering a Business Crisis

Get guidance on handling cash management, pricing and cost containment, supply chain management, and marketing issues throughout the pandemic.

Checklist for Managing in Times of Financial Difficulty

Find out how to improve cash position, control costs, collect receivables, control inventory, and improve sales during tough financial times.






State Resources

Office of Governor Jim Justice

The website of Governor Jim Justice provides important alerts and updates, actions and executive orders regarding COVID-19 and West Virginia.

WV Development Office

The WV Development Office provides a list of resources and information from state and federal agencies available to businesses affected by COVID-19.

Workforce West Virginia

Workforce WV shows employers how to help their employees navigate applying for unemployment compensation because of reduced hours due to the impact of COVID-19 on their business.






Local & Private Resources

Philanthropy West Virginia

Philanthropy West Virginia provides a COVID-19 resource page that lists emergency response funds available to support local nonprofits.

Nonprofit Finance Fund

Nonprofit Finance Fund provides a free cash flow tool, scenario template, and a guide on how to communicate your financial situation to your board, donors and lenders during COVID-19.

National Council of Nonprofits

The National Council of Nonprofits provides an overview of the CARES Act legislation and what it means for nonprofits.

U.S. Travel Association

The U.S. Travel Association gives an overview to navigating the coronavirus aid bill and how it pertains to 501 © 6 organizations.

TSNE MissionWorks

TSNE MissionWorks advises nonprofits on and how to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program and Emergency Economic Injury Disaster Loans

WEBINARS




Attend an upcoming or on-demand COVID-19 webinar! View our training calendar to register now by clicking here. Sign up for our free Small Biz Buzz Newsletter to receive our latest webinars, blogs, client success stories and other educational business resources and content.





For additional business resources from the West Virginia Development Office, please click here.