CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC) has named Bret Chandler as a new business coach for the Charleston area.

WV SBDC Names Bret Chandler as New Business Coach for the Charleston Area

In the role, Chandler will draw on his three decades of experience as an entrepreneur and executive to help small business owners and entrepreneurs grow.

Chandler holds a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Business

Administration with a major in Accounting from Marshall University.

“Bret has valuable first-hand experience as a successful executive and entrepreneur,” Steve Johnson, director of WV SBDC, said. “Combined with his strong work ethic, he is fully committed to helping ensure the success of individuals and businesses in the Charleston area.” 

Chandler serves as part of the statewide network of WV SBDC business coaches. The WV SBDC assists entrepreneurs and small business owners at every stage of the business lifecycle by providing technical assistance to help clients clarify goals, develop skills, and acquire resources to operate a successful enterprise.

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To learn more about WV SBDC’s services and resources for small businesses and entrepreneurs, visit