Business Growth

23 WV companies honored for their export success

CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Twenty-three West Virginia companies that grew their business by exporting a good or service to a new country last year were recognized by state officials in a ceremony on July 22. Eight of these companies were first-time winners. During the event, each business received the Governor's Export Award, given...

The U.S. Chamber CO 100 Applications Are Open

Attention Small Business Owners! The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to inform you of a new opportunity to apply to be one of the 100 small businesses selected for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce CO—100: America’s Top 100 Small Businesses. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and CO—, the Chamber’s...

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program is now open to WV applicants

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is designed for business owners who have a business poised for growth. They have helped entrepreneurs across the country grow their businesses for over a decade by offering a free practical business training program, access to capital, and personalized support services. They look for applicants...

SBA Offers Economic Assistance to Mid-Atlantic Small Businesses Affected by the Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse

SBA Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman announced that Mid-Atlantic small businesses affected by the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse on March 26, 2024 may apply for low-interest, long-term Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). “The SBA joins the entire federal...

New Funding Window to Open in March for USDA Broadband Program

Program webinar will take place on March 6 for interested applicants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is inviting loan and grant applications from organizations to provide funds for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service in eligible...

Celebrating Black History Month and West Virginia’s Entrepreneurs

It may not seem like it, but the days are getting longer. We may be in the dead of winter here in West Virginia, but at Rural Development February is when things really start to heat up. Funding award announcements and learning opportunities are just a few of the things...

70 Years of Helping Small Businesses in the Mountain State

Last month, The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), celebrated seven decades of helping small businesses start, grow and succeed by honoring local small businesses with their Legacy Business recognition. Diana Lewis-Jackson, President and CEO, of Action Facilities Management received the recognition, at an invite only ceremony among family,...

West Virginia University Industrial Extension Awarded $400,000 Federal Grant to Aid West Virginia Manufacturers

A federal grant has been awarded to the WVU Industrial Extension (WVUIE) to help small and medium sized West Virginia manufacturers build their supply chain initiatives. The funding will provide services to expand existing MEP capabilities to provide National Supply Chain Optimization and to establish a supply chain Intelligence Network,...

Introducing the WVU Industrial Engineering Capstone Program: Enhancing Business Productivity through Student-Driven Solutions

The West Virginia University (WVU) Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering is excited to announce the launch of the WVU Industrial Engineering Capstone Program (IECP). In a nutshell, the WVU IECP aims to provide students with unparalleled experiences and to serve the land-grant mission of the University by supporting...

Unleash the power of AI for your small business

Learn to leverage AI and ChatGPT to improve your day-to-day operations.

As both a founder and small business owner, I’ve seen firsthand how today’s rapidly evolving business landscape calls for innovative ways to gain a competitive edge. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as a transformative force that offers tremendous...