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West Virginia Small Business Development Center Celebrates National SBDC Day, March 20

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC) joined other centers across the country to celebrate SBDC Day on March 20. The event is led by America’s SBDC, representing the nation’s network of Small Business Development Centers.

SBDC Day (#SBDCDay) recognizes the success of the country’s small businesses and the Small Business Development Centers that support them.

Governor Jim Justice issued a proclamation that honors the contributions of West Virginia’s small businesses. Nearly 99% of businesses in the state are small. The proclamation recognized the services of the WV SBDC and its statewide network of business coaches. WV SBDC business coaches work with entrepreneurs to help businesses advance to the next level.

“Small businesses in our state drive the state’s economy, and the WV SBDC is proud to help and support those businesses across the state,” WV SBDC Director Steve Johnson said.

As part of the celebration, WV SBDC’s social media showcases their positive impact on the state’s small businesses and spotlights client success stories.

WV SBDC serves all 55 counties through 14 centers distributed across the state. The centers are staffed with WV SBDC business coaches, many of whom have been entrepreneurs. Since 2017, the WV SBDC has assisted with 722 new businesses, bringing 3,025 jobs created and a total Capital Infusion of $273,043,128. The WV SBDC has served 6,868 clients. 

WV SBDC business coaches provide confidential one-on-one guidance in areas such as exporting, innovation, technology and economic development, finance, management, cybersecurity and marketing. Most coaches have attained Certified Business Advisor (CBA) certificates by completing graduate-level courses.

WV SBDC, is an accredited partner program with the U.S. Small Business Administration and a division of the West Virginia Department of Economic Development, helps small businesses at all stages of development by connecting owners to programs, resources and coaches. 

For more information about WV SBDC services and WV SBDC coaches, visit

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