Business Growth

Crafting a Stand-Out Brand Identity: Tips and Tricks

Your brand identity is what sets your business apart from the competition and is what customers will remember long after they’ve interacted with your product or service. A strong brand identity is built on a foundation of trust and credibility, and it’s important to learn what it takes to build...

Making Movie Magic With Jeff Tinnell

In this episode of Innovators and Entrepreneurs, Andy Malinoski talks to Jeff Tinnell, owner of Allegheny Image Factory. Tinnell runs his media company out of Morgantown, West Virginia, where he creates award-winning content for major studios and organizations. “We’re very excited about bringing this consistent work into...

Growing Your Business – A Collaborative Model

Growing a business is a lot like growing a garden. You start with a seed – an idea – and plant it. With proper care, effort, and time, your business, like that seed, will grow. To get the most out of your garden, you need to fertilize the soil to...

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,...

West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem- September 2022 Update

Partnership Spotlight:  XLerate Health SBIR/STTR Applicant Assistance Bootcamp Eugene Krentsel, [email protected] Link https://xleratornetwork.com Entrepreneur Spotlight Contact Info: John Higginbotham, Vairoh,  [email protected] 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...

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...