Supporting Small Business

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...

HHOMA announces lineup and vendors for Juneteenth celebration at Capitol Complex this Saturday

The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) is excited to unveil the fantastic lineup for this weekend's Juneteenth Celebration this Saturday, June 15, from 4-9 p.m. at the State Capitol Complex. Headlining performers for the event will be Raheem DeVaughn and Glenn Jones. "We are thrilled to have both Raheem...

$100,000 Available in National Lab Assistance Through Open Voucher Call

A new $2.1 million opportunity through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Technology Transitions, called the Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) Open Voucher Call, is making $100,000 vouchers available to the public. A select number of vouchers, which are redeemable at one of eight National Laboratories and...

America’s Seed Fund Road Tour Event in Huntington Receives Large Turnout

  TechConnect, in partnership with Marshall University and the West Virginia Small Business Development Center, hosted an event on May 17 at the Brad D. Smith Center for Business and Innovation at Marshall University to help entrepreneurs, small business owners, and researchers learn how they can grow their businesses through the...

New Changes for PPP and COVID EIDL Defaulted Borrowers

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is now referring defaulted PPP and COVID EIDL borrowers to the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service for collection on defaulted loans. Such borrowers may face significant consequences, including negative impact on credit scores; withholding of future state and federal tax refunds...

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...