By Erika Bailey, State Director, West Virginia Small Business Development Center
Even when you love what you do, running a business is hard work. It helps to have an extra edge.
The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC) is that edge for hundreds of West Virginia companies each year. Our mission is to help businesses sharpen their skills, grow strong and sustain success in West Virginia.
The WV SBDC helps generate businesses, successes and jobs for West Virginia’s economy. In the first six months of 2017, WV SBDC business coaches provided counseling to 733 clients, helped start 41 businesses and connected clients with more than $11,794,500 in loans or equity. Their efforts led to the creation or retention of 375 jobs in the Mountain State.