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I have a startup


Getting the doors of your new business open was a great feat. Now you can think about important issues such as financial management and tasks that remain - like writing that business plan. The West Virginia Small Business Development Center can help you keep your new business moving forward.

Three-Step Jump Start

The WV SBDC developed Three-Step Jump Start to help walk you through the business development process.

Step 2

Sign up for a business fundamentals workshop led by the WV SBDC. The workshop covers essential information and services such as where to start and what's in a business plan.

Step 3

Make an Appointment
Sit down with a WV SBDC business coach. The WV SBDC 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.

Business Coaching

WV SBDC business coaches are certified in areas such as capital access, managing federal contracts, innovation and technology. They work from bases in local communities and as part of a statewide network. Coaches partner with other coaches anywhere in the state to help business owners sustain and grow their companies.

Find a coach near you on our business coaches page.


Fundamentals Workshop

Whether you're thinking of starting a business or already have a year under your belt, the WV SBDC Business Fundamentals Workshop has valuable information for you. The workshop, led by WV SBDC, 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.