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The Holidays are Coming… Get Creative Selling Online…and Offline!

When it comes to selling online, and particularly during the holiday season, we are usually bombarded by so many ads from a variety of sources that we are overloaded with products everywhere. Whether it’s online, in print, via TV, radio, mobile phone, the list goes on and on. How can...

5 Business Cost Hacks for New Entrepreneurs

Today's blog was submitted by Edgington Studio Co-Founder, Keegan Zacharie. Edgington Studio is a cut-and-sew apparel manufacturing studio based in Wheeling, WV.    For most people starting a new business, there is one key question on their minds: how am I going to afford all of this? Costs, both expected and unexpected,...

The Jumpstart Savings Program: A New Tool to Recruit and Retain a Skilled Workforce

We’ve all endured a high school award ceremony in a crowded gymnasium, where it seems that the same small group of whiz kids rake in all the trophies, certificates, and scholarships. Students at the Monongalia County Fair Supporting the Jumpstart Savings Program But as a former high school teacher, I often looked...

West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem- September 2022 Update

Partnership Spotlight:  XLerate Health SBIR/STTR Applicant Assistance Bootcamp Eugene Krentsel, eugene@xleratehealth.com Link https://xleratornetwork.com Entrepreneur Spotlight Contact Info: John Higginbotham, Vairoh,  jahigginbotham@mix.wvu.edu ASK: If you work directly with entrepreneurs, invite an entrepreneur to share during an upcoming ecosystem call. The West Virginia Statewide Business Plan Competitions are now open for entry! To learn more visit: High School Business Plan Competition Collegiate Business Plan Competition Community Business Plan...

September Is Open Season For SBIR/STTR State Matching Funds

The WV Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and WVBusinessLink would like to remind any business who recently received federal SBIR/STTR funding that September 1st - 30th is one of only three windows of time annually to apply for potential State matching funds. The next funding window will be January, 2023. This...

Rebranding TransTech- The Evolving Energy Conference

TransTech For the last nine years the TransTech Program has served as a way to connect and bring together members of the energy sector, showcase new technologies, make contact with potential strategic partners, and talk shop with fellow entrepreneurs. For the 10th anniversary, West Virginia University is excited to announce the...

Seven Tips for Marketing Your Small Business to the Right Audience

Today's blog is a repost of Mr. Jens-Kristian Kiel's article written for the West Virginia Small Business Development Center's website.  To find the original posting of this article, you can visit https://wvsbdc.com/seven-tips-for-marketing-your-small-business-to-the-right-audience/. Introduction As small business owners, we often focus on what we bring to the table — our products, services, operations,...

West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Update- August 2022

Bridging Innovation Week 2023: Save the Date | April 17-21, Wheeling, WV Bridging Innovation Landing Page Help us spread the word! Promotional Graphics & Sample Language ASK: Share topic and speaker ideas with Tara and I. Entrepreneur Spotlight Contact Info: Gary Gini, The Instrument Lab | garygini@the-instrument-lab.com ASK: If you work directly with entrepreneurs, invite an entrepreneur to share...