Small businesses are the cornerstone of economic growth in West Virginia. The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WVSBDC) helps individuals start, grow and maintain small businesses in the state. Working through the local SBDC office, small businesses and entrepreneurs can receive expert coaching and needed services at every stage including: market identification, business plan development, financial statement preparation and analysis, cash flow preparation and analysis, and identification of funding sources.
The local SBDC is housed on the Wheeling campus. For more information contact the Small Business Development Center at WVNCC.
Donna Schramm, Center Manager (304-214-8973) or by e-mail at Donna.L.Schramm@wv.gov
For general questions about small business, call the West Virginia Business Ask Me! Line at 1-888-982-7232.
Are you ready to take the next step? If so, start the WVSBDC 3 Step Jump Start Program.
Step 1: View a short video on the SBDC website at www.wvsbdc.com
Step 2: Register for a Fundamentals (for anyone in business less than a year) workshop. Workshops are offered monthly and the training calendar is available at www.wvsbdc.com
Step 3: Make an appointment for a personal, confidential meeting with one of our business coaches.
For further information, you can check out the following websites:
- West Virginia Main Page
- WV OnLine Business Registration
- WV Small Business Development Center Home Page
- U.S. Small Business Administration
- WV Secretary of State
- Internal Revenue Service