Prepare for Success

Ideas are everywhere. Successful entrepreneurs know that not every idea is a good business opportunity. Before you bet the ranch on your idea, take the time to research who will buy your product or service and what competition you will face.

 

 

ResearchResearch

While preparing your startup endeavor, be sure to research and understand the market that you will be entering.  Use the Resource Navigator to find programs that provide market research assistance.  Local libraries are also a great place to start.  Search the West Virginia Library Network  to find the public library nearest to you!

 

Classes

Many support organizations have classes and workshops for all types of entrepreneurs.  Be sure to explore the Calendar of Events to find an event near you.

 

Counseling

The West Virginia Small Business Development Centers (WV SBDC) offer no charge one-on-one business assistance and have a statewide network of business coaches ready to assist entrepreneurs.  To find the nearest WV SBDC office and other business coaching and counseling resources, please use the Resource Navigator.