Shepherd University College of Business

The Shepherd University College of Business offers solutions for business startups, businesses wanting to grow, and individual business projects.

About

The College of Business’s talented faculty and students offer businesses numerous opportunities for collaboration and development for your business.  We also house coaches from the West Virginian Small Business Development Center.  Student projects can be turned into business opportunities.  Business’s needs can be turned into collaborative student projects, internships, and even employment opportunities.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development
  • Economic Forecast

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business (Specialty)
  • Tax Services
  • Valuation

Business Planning

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

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping (Specialty)
  • Crowdfunding Preparation
  • Debt Funding Preparation
  • Equity Funding Preparation
  • Financial Modeling (Specialty)
  • Financial Statement and Cash Flow (Specialty)
  • Government Funding (Specialty)
  • Grant Funding Providers
  • Insurance Requirements (Specialty)
  • Venture Capital Providers

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship (Specialty)
  • Employee Development (Specialty)
  • Hiring and Firing
  • Industry
  • Insurance (Specialty)
  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)
  • Recruiting
  • Workforce Training (Specialty)

Internship Programs and Student Services

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

Legal Services

  • Employee Relations
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Labor Relations

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Industry Data
  • Lifestyle and Psychographic Data

Management Issues

  • Human Resources (Specialty)
  • Insurance Requirements (Specialty)
  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)
  • Recruiting Assistance (Specialty)

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • 3D Printing
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)
  • Technology Transfer

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design (Specialty)
  • Award Recognition (Specialty)
  • Competitive Analysis (Specialty)
  • Demographics/Census Data (Specialty)
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing (Specialty)
  • Feasibility Studies (Specialty)
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development and Training (Specialty)
  • Market Research (Specialty)
  • Student Marketing Projects (Specialty)
  • Website Development

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

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

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Accounting (Specialty)
  • Board Development (Specialty)
  • Entrepreneurship Services (Specialty)
  • Funds Development
  • Human Resources
  • Strategic Planning (Specialty)

Space

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking
  • Office Space

Starting a Business

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

Tax Services

  • State and Federal Tax Training (Specialty)

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training (Specialty)
  • Technology Transfer
  • Website Development

Training

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

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator
  • Co Working
  • Incubator
  • Maker Space (Specialty)

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events (Specialty)
Contact Information
Dr. Jim Dovel
Address
301 N King Street
Shepherdstown, WV 25443