Register for Oct. 15 Session on Business Fundamentals

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, in Wood County. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WVSBDC) training and business coaching program Three Step Jump Start to help small business owners receive the right information at the right time. The workshop will be held in Room 100-B, Workforce and Community Education Building on the main campus of West Virginia University-Parkersburg, 300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg.

Three Step Jump Start helps entrepreneurs and small business owners in West Virginia accelerate their potential success by learning the structure and services provided by WVSBDC. The first step is to view the Three Step Jump Start video on the agency’s website,

Individuals can then attend the Business Fundamentals workshop, designed specifically for start-ups and new businesses. The workshop provides essential information on what an entrepreneur needs to know to start a business successfully. There is a $35-per-person fee for the workshop. Attendees paying online should bring the online receipt copy to the workshop.

To register, visit and click “Training Calendar” or call Marsa Myers at 304-926-4169 or email
After completing the workshop, interested entrepreneurs or business owners may schedule an appointment with WVSBDC for one-on-one coaching sessions. The WVSBDC coaches provide assistance with business plan development, financial statement preparation, cash flow analysis and other services.

The WVSBDC is part of the West Virginia Development Office and creates economic impact through offering entrepreneurs and small businesses cost-effective business coaching and technical assistance. The WVSBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the SBA and is an Accredited Member of America’s SBDC network.

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FOR RELEASE: Sept. 22, 2016
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine Zacchi, 304-957-9340,