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  1. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Putnam County

    Register for April 14 session on Business Fundamentals

    WINFIELD, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, April 14, in Putnam 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 at the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, 5664 State Rt. 34 , Winfield, WV.  

    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, www.wvsbdc.com.

    Individuals can then attend the Business Fundamentals workshop, designed specifically for startups 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.

    Registration is required at least two days in advance. To register, visit www.wvsbdc.com and click “Training Calendar” or contact Bryan Shaw, Bryan.M.Shaw@wv.gov, 304-932-3816. Attendees paying online should bring the online receipt copy to the workshop.

    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 U.S. Small Business Administration and is an Accredited Member of America’s SBDC network.

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4, 2016
    CONTACT: Bryan Shaw - bryan.m.shaw@wv.gov
    FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/WVSBDC

    posted Friday, April 8, 2016 aA 11:11 AM
     

  2. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Upshur County

    Register for April 14 session on Business Fundamentals

    BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, April 14, in Upshur 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 the Upshur County Development Authority located at 30 East Main St., Buckhannon.

    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, www.wvsbdc.com.

    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.

    Registration is required at least two days in advance. To register, visit www.wvsbdc.com and click “Training Calendar” or contact business coach Susie Higgins at 304-472-1757 or email susannah.v.higgins@wv.gov.
     
    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 West Virginia SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and is an Accredited Member of America’s SBDC network.

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2016
    CONTACT: Catherine Zacchi, 304-957-9340, catherine.m.zacchi@wv.gov
    FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/WVSBDC

    posted Friday, April 8, 2016 aA 11:18 AM
     

  3. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Kanawha County

    Register for April 28 session on Business Fundamentals

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, April 28, in Kanawha 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 the Charleston Area Alliance Building, 1116 Smith Street, Room 310, Charleston.

    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, www.wvsbdc.com.

    Individuals can then attend the Business Fundamentals workshop, designed specifically for startups 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.

    Registration is required at least two days in advance. To register, visit www.wvsbdc.com and click “Training Calendar” or contact business coach Terry Cyfers, 304-957-2084, terry.l.cyfers@wv.gov.  

    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 IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2016
    MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine Zacchi, 304-957-9340, catherine.m.zacchi@wv.gov
    FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/WVSBDC

    posted Wednesday, April 13, 2016 aA 10:47 AM
     

  4. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Monongalia County

    Register for April 28 session on Business Fundamentals

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, April 28, in Monongalia 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 the WVSBDC office, West Virginia University, Chestnut Ridge Research Building, 886 Chestnut Ridge Road, Morgantown.

    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, www.wvsbdc.com.

    Individuals can then attend the Business Fundamentals workshop, designed specifically for startups 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.

    Registration is required at least two days in advance. To register, visit the WVSBDC website www.wvsbdc.org and click on “training calendar” or contact Sharon Stratton, 304-293-5839, Sharon.J.Stratton@wv.gov.

    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 IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2016
    CONTACT: Catherine Zacchi, 304-957-9340, catherine.m.zacchi@wv.gov
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/WVSBDC

    posted Wednesday, April 13, 2016 aA 10:54 AM
     

  5. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Hardy County during National Small Business Week

    No charge for May 2 session in honor of America’s entrepreneurs

    MOOREFIELD, W.Va. — A workshop on “Business Fundamentals” is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday, May 2, in Hardy 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 the WVSBDC office, Suite 2 conference room, 151 Robert C. Byrd Industrial Park Road, Moorefield.

    In honor of National Small Business Week May 1-7 2016, WVSBDC will waive the standard $35 workshop registration fee. Since it started in 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

    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, www.wvsbdc.com.

    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.

    Registration is required at least two days in advance. To register, visit www.wvsbdc.com and click “Training Calendar” or call B. Ludewig at 304-530-4964.

    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 IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2016
    CONTACT: B. Ludewig, 304-530-4964
    FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/WVSBDC

    posted Wednesday, April 13, 2016 aA 11:00 AM
     

  6. WVSBDC offers a free small business workshop in Marion County during National Small Business Week May 1-7

    No charge for May 3 session in honor of America’s entrepreneurs

    FAIRMONT, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, May 3, in Marion 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 The Excelerator, 517 Fairmont Avenue, Fairmont.

    In honor of National Small Business Week May 1-7, WVSBDC will waive the standard $35 workshop registration fee. Since it started in 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

    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, www.wvsbdc.org.

    Individuals can then attend the Business Fundamentals workshop, designed specifically for startups and new businesses. The workshop provides essential information on what an entrepreneur needs to know to start a business successfully.

    Registration is required at least two days in advance. To register, visit www.wvsbdc.com and click “Training Calendar” or contact business coach Todd Crump at 304-333-6751 or email Todd.D.Crump@wv.gov.

    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 U.S. Small Business Administration and is an Accredited Member of America’s SBDC network.

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2016
    MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine Zacchi, 304-957-9340, catherine.m.zacchi@wv.gov
    FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/WVSBDC

    posted Wednesday, April 13, 2016 aA 11:06 AM
     

  7. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Upshur County during National Small Business Week

    No charge for May 2 session in honor of America’s entrepreneurs

    BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, May 2, in Upshur 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 the Upshur County Development Authority located at 30 East Main St., Buckhannon.

    In honor of National Small Business Week May 1-7 2016, WVSBDC will waive the standard $35 workshop registration fee. Since it started in 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

    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, www.wvsbdc.com.

    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.

    Registration is required at least two days in advance. To register, visit www.wvsbdc.com and click “Training Calendar” or contact business coach Susie Higgins at 304-472-1757 or email susannah.v.higgins@wv.gov.
     
    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 West Virginia SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and is an Accredited Member of America’s SBDC network.

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2016
    CONTACT: Catherine Zacchi, 304-957-9340, catherine.m.zacchi@wv.gov
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/WVSBDC


    posted Wednesday, April 13, 2016 aA 11:12 AM
     

  8. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Ohio County during National Small Business Week

    No charge for May 3 session in honor of America’s entrepreneurs

    WHEELING, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, May 3, in Ohio 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 at the West Virginia Northern Community College, 1704 Market Street, Wheeling.

    In honor of National Small Business Week May 1-7, WVSBDC will waive the standard $35 workshop registration fee. Since it started in 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

    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, www.wvsbdc.com.

    Individuals can then attend the Business Fundamentals workshop, designed specifically for startups and new businesses. The workshop provides essential information on what an entrepreneur needs to know to start a business successfully.

    Registration is required at least two days in advance. To register, visit www.wvsbdc.com and click "Training Calendar" or call Donna Schramm at 304-214-8973 or email Donna.L.Schramm@wv.gov.

    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 U.S. Small Business Administration and is an Accredited Member of America’s SBDC network.

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2016
    CONTACT: Catherine Zacchi, 304-957-9340, catherine.m.zacchi@wv.gov
    FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/WVSBDC


    posted Wednesday, April 13, 2016 aA 11:18 AM
     

  9. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Cabell County during National Small Business Month May 1 - 7

    Register for May 3 session on business fundamentals

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A workshop on “Business Fundamentals” is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, in Cabell 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 at the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI), 1050 Fourth Avenue, Huntington.

    In honor of National Small Business Week May 1-7, WVSBDC will waive the standard $35 workshop registration fee. Since it started in 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

    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, www.wvsbdc.org.

    Individuals can then attend the Business Fundamentals workshop, designed specifically for startups and new businesses. The workshop provides essential information on what an entrepreneur needs to know to start a business successfully.

    Registration is required at least two days in advance. To register, visit www.wvsbdc.org and click “Training Calendar” or call Amber Wilson at 304-528-5616 or email amber.c.wilson@wv.gov.

    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 IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2016
    MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine Zacchi, 304-957-9340, catherine.m.zacchi@wv.gov
    FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/WVSBDC

    posted Wednesday, April 13, 2016 aA 11:25 AM
     

  10. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Pleasants County during National Small Business Month May 1 - 7

    No charge for May 3 session in honor of America’s entrepreneurs

    ST. MARYS, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, May 3, in Pleasants 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 the Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 309 Second Street, St. Marys.

    In honor of National Small Business Week May 1-7, WVSBDC will waive the standard $35 workshop registration fee. Since it started in 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

    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, www.wvsbdc.org.

    Individuals can then attend the Business Fundamentals workshop, designed specifically for startups and new businesses. The workshop provides essential information on what an entrepreneur needs to know to start a business successfully.

    Registration is required at least two days in advance. To register, visit www.wvsbdc.org and click “Training Calendar” or call Marsa Myers at 304-926-4169 or email Marsa.C.Myers@wv.gov.
      
    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 U.S. Small Business Administration and is an Accredited Member of America’s SBDC network.

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2016
    MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine Zacchi, 304-957-9340, catherine.m.zacchi@wv.gov
    FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/WVSBDC

    posted Wednesday, April 13, 2016 aA 11:36 AM
     

  11. Small Business Development Center kicks off National Small Business Week

    Plans statewide blitz of free business fundamentals workshops May 2-3


    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Small Business Development Center will kick off its celebration of entrepreneurship during National Small Business Week by offering free business fundamentals workshops throughout the state.
     
    “Small business owners are the driving force of our economy,” said Kristina Oliver, State Director for the West Virginia SBDC. “It’s an honor to recognize the achievements of these small business owners and advocates. These leaders play a key role in building our economy – helping our state and nation move forward.”
     
    National Small Business Week 2016 runs May 1-7 and is sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The week highlights the contributions of small businesses and the people who run them.
     
    To encourage budding entrepreneurs, the WVSBDC will waive the standard $35 fee for its Fundamentals workshops. The workshops are led by WVSBDC business coaches and include training on how to develop a business plan, how to apply for a loan and other basic skills needed to successfully start a business.
     
    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.

    To register for a free workshop or to view all workshop offerings, visit WVSBDC.com and click on Training Calendar.
     
    Monday, May 2
    Hardy County: Moorefield, Suite. 2, 151 Robert C. Byrd Industrial Park Road, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Business coach Beth Ludewig, 304-530-4964, beth.m.ludewig@wv.gov.
     
    Upshur County: Buckhannon, Upshur County Economic Development Authority, 30 East Main Street, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Business coach Susie Higgins, 304-472-1757, susannah.v.higgins@wv.gov.

    Raleigh County: Beckley, O'Dell Hall 282 Minnesota Avenue, noon to 3 p.m. Business coach Joe Carlucci, 304-767-8127, joseph.f.carlucci@wv.gov.

    Mercer County: Princeton, 195 Davis Street #102, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Business coach Herald Patterson, 304-767-0532, herald.d.patterson@wv.gov.

    Jefferson County:
    Charles Town, Eastern Panhandle Technology Innovation Center 300 South George Street, 9 a.m. – noon. Business coach Matthew Coffey, 304-546-4503, matthew.m.coffey@wv.gov.
     
    Tuesday, May 3

    Berkeley County: Martinsburg, Blue Ridge Community & Technical College Technology Center 5550 Winchester Avenue, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Business coach Mary Hott, 304-380-3279, mary.e.hott@wv.gov.
     
    Cabell County:
    Huntington, Robert C. Byrd Institute 1050 Fourth Avenue, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Business coach Amber Wilson, 304-528-5616, amber.c.wilson@wv.gov.

    Marion County: Fairmont, The Excelerator, 517 Fairmont Avenue, 9 a.m. – noon. Business coach Todd Crump, 304-333-6751, todd.d.crump@wv.gov.

    Ohio County: Wheeling, West Virginia Northern Community College, B&O Building Room 405, 1704 Market Street, 9 a.m. – noon. Business Donna Schramm, 304-214-8973, donna.l.schramm@wv.gov.

    Preston County: Kingwood, 330 E. Main Street, Suite 100, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Business coach Sharon Stratton, 304-293-5839, sharon.j.stratton@wv.gov.

    Pleasants County: St. Marys, Chamber of Commerce, 309 Second Street, 9 a.m. – noon. Business coach Marsa C. Myers, 304-926-4169, marsa.c.myers@wv.gov.

    Wyoming County: Pineville, 506A Riverside Drive, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Business coach Harold Patterson, 304-767-0532, harold.d.patterson@wv.gov.

    Kanawha County: Charleston, Room 310, Charleston Area Alliance Building, 1116 Smith Street, 9 a.m. – noon. Business coach Terry Cyfers, 304-957-2084, terry.l.cyfers@wv.gov.

    Mingo County: Williamson, Mingo County Redevelopment Authority Office, 1100 East Fourth Avenue, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Business coach  Doug Spaulding, 304-957-2017, douglas.c.spaulding@wv.gov.

    Putnam County: Winfield, Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, 5664 State Rt. 34, 9 a.m. – noon. Business Bryan Shaw, 304-932-3816, bryan.m.shaw@wv.gov.

    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 U.S. Small Business Administration and is an Accredited Member of America’s SBDC network.
     
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    FOR RELEASE: April 14, 2016
    CONTACT: Catherine Zacchi, (304) 957-9340,
    catherine.m.zacchi@wv.gov

    posted Monday, April 18, 2016 aA 9:25 AM
     

  12. State’s Small Business Development Center earns national accreditation



    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Small Business Development Center has earned full accreditation from the Association of Small Business Development Centers, the national accrediting body for Small Business Development Centers under contract from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

    Federal statute mandates that every five years, SBDC programs undergo a robust review to continue program eligibility and funding. The America’s SBDC Accreditation Committee voted unanimously to fully accredit the WVSBDC program.

    “Accreditation is essential to upholding the high quality of the national SBDC program and in securing funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration,” said Kristina Oliver, state director of the WVSBDC. “No other publicly-funded program undergoes the accountability examinations and reviews that SBDCs receive to ensure management strength, financial accountability and economic impact.”

    In October 2015, the committee conducted a weeklong series of interviews with key West Virginia Department of Commerce officials, federal Small Business Administration personnel, WVSBDC Network and others pertinent to the program.

    The review encompassed accreditation criteria based upon the Malcolm Baldrige Standards of Performance Excellence, such as strategic planning, process management and results.

    The accreditation review team presented the WVSBDC report March 2016 at the America’s SBDC Accreditation Committee meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

    The WVSBDC helps West Virginia’s potential entrepreneurs thinking of starting a business, new proprietors who have been in business for a year or less and established business owners looking to sustain or expand their operations. Small businesses make up 95 percent of all employers in the state.

    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 Small Business Administration.

    For more information, call the WVSBDC Business Ask Me! Line at 888-982-7232 or visit www.wvsbdc.com.

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    FOR RELEASE: April 19, 2016
    CONTACT: Catherine Zacchi, (304) 957-9340, catherine.m.zacchi@wv.gov


    posted Tuesday, April 19, 2016 aA 11:58 AM
     

  13. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Logan County

    Register for May 10 session on business fundamentals

    MOUNT GAY, W.Va. — A workshop on “Business Fundamentals” is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 10, in Logan 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 the Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, Building B, Room 227, 2900 Dempsey Branch Road, Mount Gay.

    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, www.wvsbdc.com.

    Individuals can then attend the Business Fundamentals workshop, designed specifically for startups 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.

    Registration is required at least two days in advance. To register, visit www.wvsbdc.com and click “Training Calendar” or contact business coach Doug Spaulding, 304-957-2017, douglas.c.spaulding@wv.gov. Attendees paying online should bring the online receipt copy to the workshop.

    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 IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19, 2016
    MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine Zacchi, 304-957-9340, catherine.m.zacchi@wv.gov
    FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/WVSBDC

    posted Tuesday, April 19, 2016 aP 3:28 PM
     

  14. WVSBDC celebrates state small business award winners

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    FOR RELEASE: May 2, 2016
    CONTACT: Catherine Zacchi, 304-957-9340, catherine.m.zacchi@wv.gov
    FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/WVSBDC
    TWITTER: www. twitter.com/wvsbdc

     

    WVSBDC celebrates state small business award winners

    Recipients to be recognized during National Small Business Week

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WVSBDC) congratulates ten West Virginia small businesses owners and three small business lenders on winning 2016 Small Business Administration district awards.

    “Year after year, the West Virginia SBDC is privileged to work with and nominate an elite group of small business owners for their innovation, hard work and creativity,” said Kristina Oliver, state director of the WVSBDC. “We at the WVSBDC wholeheartedly believe that these hardworking men and women are the entrepreneurs that keep our state’s economy growing and thriving. I’d like to personally congratulate each nominee and this year’s award winners on a job well-done.”

    Awards will be presented at the West Virginia SBA Awards ceremony in Fairmont on May 4 as part of National Small Business Week May 1-7.

    The WVSBDC supports budding entrepreneurs and existing small businesses and this year submitted 18 nominees for the coveted SBA awards. All ten of this year’s honorees currently are or have been clients of the WVSBDC.

    The 2016 Small Business Award Winners are:

    • WV (8a) Graduate of the Year (National Winner!)
      Diane Lewis Jackson, Action Facilities Management, Inc. Since its inception in 2001, the Action Facilities Management (AFM) team has proven successful as a provider of government and commercial contract services. 
    • West Virginia Small Business Person of the Year: Arria Hines, Allegheny Science & Technology Corp. Allegheny Science & Technology Corp is a management and technology solutions company offering a broad range of services including systems engineering, program management and data analytics and engineering.

    • West Virginia Exporter of the Year: Scott Hedges, Power Sonix Inc., Martinsburg. Power Sonix produces long range amplified public address systems.

    • West Virginia Family-Owned Small Business of the Year: Douglas Kreinik, Kreinik Manufacturing Company, Parkersburg. Kreinik Manufacturing makes metallic, silk and machine sewing threads.

    • West Virginia Minority-Owned Small Business of the Year: Francisco Guerrero, El Rey Mexican Restaurant, Clarksburg. El Rey Mexican Restaurant offers authentic Mexican food.

    • West Virginia Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year: Lisa Levendosky Fritsch, Agile5 Technologies Inc., Fairmont. Agile5 Technologies is a systems architecture and software development firm that specializes in the planning, development, integration and maintenance of large enterprise systems.

    • West Virginia Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year: Douglas Edward Tate, Alpha Technologies, Hurricane. Alpha Technologies Inc. specializes in the design and integration of data, voice and video systems.

    • West Virginia Encore Entrepreneur of the Year: Ralph and Amelia Garcia, Garcia’s Latin Market LLC, Morgantown. Garcia’s Latin Market restaurant and retail shop provides a selection of gourmet authentic South and Central American foods.

    • West Virginia Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Nesha Ashok Sanghavi, University Girls, Charleston. University Girls manufactures and distributes its women’s officially licensed collegiate clothing line.

    • West Virginia Small Business Champion of the Year: Jens Kiel – Made in Germany, South Charleston. Made in Germany is a marketing and creative strategy firm, specializing in corporate communication, brand marketing, content marketing and design services.

    West Virginia’s top small business SBA lenders include:

    • West Virginia Lender of the Year: Huntington National Bank. Approved 56 SBA-guaranteed loans worth more than $4.4 million.
    • West Virginia Community Bank of the Year: MVB Bank. Approved 11 SBA-guaranteed loans in West Virginia totaling more than $3.6 million.
    • West Virginia Microlender of the Year: First Microloan of West Virginia. Approved 11 SBA-guaranteed loans for $394,000

    Each year since it was established in 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

    The WVSBDC is a statewide network of business coaches who meet one-on-one with small business owners to provide assistance with business plan development, financial statement preparation, cash flow analysis and other services.

    The WVSBDC is supported by the West Virginia Development Office, funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the SBA and is an Accredited Member of America’s SBDC network.

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  15. WVSBDC offers small business workshop in Jackson County

    Register for May 20 session on Business Fundamentals

    RIPLEY, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, May 20, in Jackson 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 the West Virginia University-Parkersburg Jackson County Center, Room 115, 105 Academy Drive, Ripley.  

    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, www.wvsbdc.com.

    Individuals can then attend the Business Fundamentals workshop, designed specifically for startups 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.

    Registration is required at least two days in advance. To register, call Marsa Myers at 304-926-4169 or email Marsa.C.Myers@wv.gov.
     
    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 West Virginia SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The WVSBDC is an Accredited Member of America’s SBDC network.

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    FOR RELEASE: April 28, 2016
    MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine Zacchi, 304-957-9340, catherine.m.zacchi@wv.gov
    FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/WVSBDC

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