West Virginia Small Business Development Center-Potomac Highlands Center

The West Virginia Small Business Development Center provides expert guidance to help small businesses succeed. Our Potomac Highlands Center targets services to Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Mineral, Pendleton, and Tucker counties.


The West Virginia Small Business Development Center provides expert guidance to help small businesses succeed. We provide the services and assistance your business needs throughout the development process including concept, startup and growth. Our statewide network of business coaches partner with you – and collaborate with each other – to help you move your business to the next level. Many of our coaches have entrepreneurial experience themselves.

WV SBDC business coaches are highly skilled individuals who have professional certifications ranging from exporting, innovation, technology and economic development, to finance, management, marketing and entrepreneurship. Our coaches can guide you in how to write business plans, manage projects effectively and find greater access to capital.

Services Provided

Business Planning

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

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development
  • Lease Review
  • Tax Credits

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Financial Statement and Cash Flow
  • Technology Grant Providers
  • Government Funding
  • Crowdfunding Preparation
  • Financial Modeling
  • Equity Funding Preparation
  • Debt Funding Preparation
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping

Import and Export Assistance

  • Trade Education and Training

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization

Marketing and Sales

  • Market Research
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Feasibility Studies


  • One-on-One Counseling

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Government Contracts

Starting a Business

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

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Commercialization
  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services


  • 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
Buc Hammer
Catamount Place
S Mineral St
Keyser, WV 26726