West Virginia Women’s Business Center – Charleston

The West Virginia Women’s Business Center offers individualized services to meet entrepreneurs of all backgrounds, ages, and levels of experience exactly where they’re at: whether they’re looking to launch a business or scale up.

About

At the West Virginia Women’s Business Center (WV WBC), we work hand-in-hand with entrepreneurs to discover their own definition of success and achieve it.
 
With locations in Charleston and Fairmont, WV, the WV WBC serves all 55 of the state’s counties and exists to support anyone with a dream or idea, regardless of background, age, or previous experience, with the resources they need to succeed. In particular, we’re focused on providing services to women, people of color, and other groups that traditionally face extra barriers to starting and growing businesses of their own.
 
Because we understand that no two business journeys will look alike, we offer individualized services to meet entrepreneurs exactly where they’re at: whether they’re looking to launch a business or level up. Our services include one-on-one counseling with experienced business advisors, online and in-person training, mentoring & networking, and assistance obtaining funding and financing.
 
Whatever the vision, we’ve got the tools to make it happen.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Forming a Business
  • Diversification

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Government Funding

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Workforce Training

Import and Export Assistance

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Marketing and Sales

  • Market Plan Development and Training

Mentoring

  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Small Business/General
  • Demographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Geographically Based

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Women’s Business Issues

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • HUBZone Certification
  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts

Starting a Business

  • Startup Classes
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Forming a Business
  • Business Research Resources

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training

Training

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Human Resources Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Social Media
  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Nora Myers
Address
303 W. Washington Street
Suite 201
Charleston, WV 25302