Funding and Finances

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...

Military and Agriculture: A Symbiotic Relationship

Life After the Military Retired First Responder, Becky McCallister at My Way to My Roots Farm. For some veterans and active-duty members, agriculture offers an opportunity to gain back the camaraderie that many feel they lose in their life after military duty. For others, it offers a chance to be their own...

Cash flow – don’t plan your future without it!

For many, the term “cash flow” conjures up visions of a daunting task that requires the expertise of a team of accountants. In reality, however, it is a handy, easy-to-use planning tool. While we typically think of it as primarily used by corporate entities – again with a line-up of...

Using Business Loans to Your Advantage

The idea of applying for a loan can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. At the Wyoming County Economic Development Authority, we believe that loans are a fundamental part of business development. Whether you’re an established business or a startup getting ready to launch, loans can be the catapults...

SBA COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Available to Help Small Businesses in the Mountain State

The U.S. Small Business Administration has stood side by side of small businesses during the COVID -19 pandemic, offering programs such as the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan, Paycheck Protection Program, Shuttered Venue Operators Grant, and Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Data from the Paycheck Protection Program, Shuttered Venue Operators Grant and Restaurant...

Welcome to WV BusinessLink

While there’s typically a celebration with public officials, banners, balloons, and a production made around the opening of large corporate offices across the country, most small business owners receive less attention when they are starting their enterprise. The small business process goes from an idea to conversations with family and...