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National survey findings reflect on West Virginia small business

America’s SBDC survey spotlights needs, challenges, to success CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The results of a national survey by America’s SBDC have been released by the West Virginia Small Business Development Center. “The survey highlights key aspirations and obstacles facing American entrepreneurs across the generations,” said WVSBDC Director Erika Bailey...
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WVSBDC helps new owner find the right fit with shoe business

West Virginia native Carla Siburt always wanted a business of her own. She found the right fit with Allen’s Bootery, a cornerstone of business in Moundsville for nearly 70 years. When the business was handed from father to son, the store kept up the traditions of customer service, providing precise measurements to find a comfortable fit and offerin...
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WVSBDC joins first national #SBDCDay March 22

Campaign highlights the work of small business development centers  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — America’s SBDC is spearheading #SBDCDay, the first national campaign to celebrate the work of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs).  West Virginia’s SBDC is joining the effort. #SBDCDay is March 22, the same date that the Small Business Developm...
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Matthew Cummings takes post as new WVSBDC business coach

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Matthew Cummings joins the statewide network of business coaches under the West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WVSBDC), Director Erika Bailey announced today. “Matthew has years of experience in the finance and commercial banking fields for several institutions,” Bailey said. “The insights he brings to the table wi...
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WVSBDC Offers Small Business Workshop in Monongalia County

Register for Feb. 23 Session on Business Fundamentals MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, in Monongalia County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WVSBDC) training and business coaching program Three Step Jump Start to help small bus...
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