WV SBDC offers small business workshop in Maxwelton

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The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC) will offer a Business Fundamentals workshop from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, Feb. 12, in Greenbrier County.

The session will be held in the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corp. Building, 804 Industrial Park Road, Suite 5, Conference Room, Maxwelton. Business Coach Shannon Mitchell will lead the session.

To register, visit www.wvsbdc.com and click “Training Calendar” or contact Business Coach Shannon Mitchell, 304-553-2805, email Shannon.H.Mitchell@wv.gov.

The course covers what entrepreneurs need to know to start a business in West Virginia. That includes practical basics such as getting a business license, identifying the market and writing a business plan that can build credibility with potential lenders.

There is a $35-per-person fee for the workshop. Attendees paying online should bring a copy of the online receipt to the training session.

The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC) training and business coaching program Three Step Jump Start. The program helps small business owners receive the right information at the right time.

The three steps of the program are 1) watching the Three Step Jump Start video online at www.wvsbdc.com that explains the services provided by WV SBDC; 2) attending a Business Fundamentals workshop where entrepreneurs get information and tools to get started and 3) scheduling a meeting with a WV SBDC business coach. The Three Step video is available on the WV SBDC website www.wvsbdc.com. Click “I Have An Idea” and watch.

The meetings are one-on-one between the entrepreneur and the WV SBDC business coach. The statewide network of WV SBDC coaches are skilled individuals with professional certifications that include exporting, innovation, technology and economic development, finance, management and marketing.

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