University of Charleston

The Russell and Martha Wehrle Innovation Center provides services to the entrepreneurial community including coaching, training, and consulting.

About

The Russell and Martha Wehrle Innovation Center provides services to the entrepreneurial community including coaching, training, and consulting.  Coaching and consulting services center on helping those businesses looking to grow.  The Innovation Center works with all schools within the university to provide continuing professional education to meet the needs of businesses and non-profits. 

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Diversification
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research
  • Business Succession Planning

Buying or Selling a Business

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

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Pitch Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Financial Modeling
  • Financial Statement and Cash Flow
  • Equity Funding Preparation
  • Debt Funding Preparation

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Employee Development
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Workforce Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Business Degree Program
  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Placement
  • Student Research Projects
  • Student Training
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Life Sciences Development
  • Small Batch Manufacturing
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)
  • Technology Transfer
  • High Tech Development
  • CAD Design and Prototype
  • 3D Printing
  • Commercialization

Marketing and Sales

  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Website Development
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Market Research
  • Feasibility Studies
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Competitive Analysis

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Entrepreneurship Services
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services

Operations and Logistics

  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Product Development

  • Prototype Development

Space

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space

Starting a Business

  • Site Location
  • Business Research Resources
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Forming a Business
  • Feasibility Studies

Training

  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Social Media
  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
David Ramsburg
Address
2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
Charleston, WV 25304