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Human resources are important for all business, especially small businesses.  If you have employees, you need to be thinking about human resources, and the risks of avoiding this topic can be significant. At its most basic level, HR for small businesses encompasses compliance with applicable labor laws, hiring, and creating a channel for dealing with employee issues. If your business is growing, it can be good to include strategic planning as well. Experience and knowledge relating to the organization, recruitment and delegation of responsibility to employees will improve day-to-day business operations.

Payroll Assistance

It is crucial to have your payroll and record-keeping processes established and set up correctly. The WV SBDC can help you create practical procedures to manage your records, provide information on local, state and federal requirements, assist in the creation of compensation plans and pay schedules, and help with any questions regarding payroll-related documents. We can also advise on the pros and cons of running your payroll in-house versus hiring a payroll service.

Managing Employees

The WV SBDC knows that human resources are one of the most challenging areas of operating a business. When it comes to managing your employees, let us help in explaining state and federal labor laws, hiring and firing processes, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance and more.

Employee Handbook Development

Your employees are your biggest asset and that’s why it is essential that you develop a comprehensive employee handbook. The WV SBDC can help you develop a manual that’s custom fit to your company with the required policies and procedures you deem necessary to ensure successful interactions between your employees, their coworkers and your customers. 

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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