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When starting a business, it is important to complete a solid business plan to guide you throughout the first year and beyond, as your business grows. Our business coaches can assist you with the plan and advise you along the way.

Start-up Assistance

Starting a business can be overwhelming, and that’s why working with the WV SBDC should be your first move. We can help you set priorities along each step of your business journey to ensure you are moving in the right direction. A business coach can assess your needs, help develop a strategic plan and be the practical voice that you need to move forward to launch your business.

Strategic Planning for Existing Businesses

In today’s world, it is essential that you update your business model to reflect new developments and remain flexible enough to adapt to changes and challenges as they arrive. Let our business coaches analyze your current business processes and assist you in creating a new strategic vision. The WV SBDC can help you stay ahead of industry trends and help you find your competitive advantage.

Business Plan Development

While developing a business plan may seem daunting, it’s crucial to the success of any business. The WV SBDC can identify a business plan that will be best-suited for your business model, work through the various objectives that make up a successful plan, and help you implement that plan once it’s tailored to meet your unique needs. While we do not write the plan for you, we are committed to seeing you through every step of the way!

Business Coaching Services


Our statewide network of highly-skilled business coaches partner with you, and collaborate with each other, to help move your business to the next level. WV SBDC business coaches provide an array of free services and will cater guidance directly to your business’s needs.



A variety of training classes are offered each month with topics ranging from Business Fundamentals to Marketing and Applying for Relief Funds. Our Business Fundamentals workshop is regularly available online or in-person at different locations around WV and is designed specifically for people who are thinking of starting a business or have had a business for one year or less.

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