West Virginia Women’s Business Center

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.


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

Buying or Selling a Business

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

Business Planning

  • Business Succession Planning
  • Diversification
  • Business Plan Consulting (Specialty)
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

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
  • Market Research


  • Formal Mentoring Programs (Specialty)
  • One-on-One Counseling (Specialty)
  • Peer Mentoring (Specialty)

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General (Specialty)

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
  • Subcontracting Opportunities

Starting a Business

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

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training


  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Human Resources Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes
  • Social Media

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events
Contact Information
Nora Myers
303 Washington St. W
Suite 201
Charleston, WV 25302