Tag - business

Women’s Business Summit

The SBA and the WV Women's Business Center present the Women’s Business Summit, a virtual event held on March 29-30, with workshops, panels, and virtual fireside chats. This will be an informative and dynamic event, with guest speakers and expert panels discussing innovation, entrepreneurship, and new industry outlooks! Register for the event

Home Is Where the Opportunity Is

An all too common WV story I never wanted to leave West Virginia in the first place, I just knew that I had thus far been unsuccessful in finding my place in the world and had wondered if it might lie somewhere else. When a college friend in a similar situation...

West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Update December 2021

Program Spotlight for December Downtown Appalachia: Revitalizing Recreational Economies (DARRE) Stephanie Tyree, Executive Director, WV Community Development Hub  s.tyree@wvhub.org Ray Moeller, Economic Redevelopment Specialist, WVU Northern Brownfields Assistance Center Raymond.Moeller@mail.wvu.edu  DARRE is a three-year program partnership between the WV Community Development Hub, WV Northern Brownfields Assistance Center, Woodlands Development & Lending, and Partner...

Cash flow – don’t plan your future without it!

For many, the term “cash flow” conjures up visions of a daunting task that requires the expertise of a team of accountants. In reality, however, it is a handy, easy-to-use planning tool. While we typically think of it as primarily used by corporate entities – again with a line-up of...

Using Business Loans to Your Advantage

The idea of applying for a loan can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. At the Wyoming County Economic Development Authority, we believe that loans are a fundamental part of business development. Whether you’re an established business or a startup getting ready to launch, loans can be the catapults...

Small Businesses’ Gift to You This Holiday Season . . . Come In, We’re Open!

While we’re not completely out of the woods yet from the COVID-19 health crisis, we’ve come far enough that seeing our loved ones in person this holiday season and joining in some actual (versus virtual) merriment is looking like a real possibility. However, both shoppers and businesses have new challenges...

West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Update November 2021

Program Spotlight for November Tamarack Foundation for the Arts Spotlight Program: Domenica Queen   Programming & Operations Director, dqueen@tamarackfoundation.org Tamarack Foundation for the Arts helps to grow West Virginia’s creative economy by providing essential programs that equip Mountain State artists and creative entrepreneurs with the skills necessary to succeed and thrive in the place they...

Four Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Business

A couple of months ago, I was telling someone that my job is to help people start businesses and she responded, “So basically you make dreams come true!” For some people, that is the case! Either the business itself is the dream or the business provides the means to help them...

West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Update October 2021

Program Spotlight for October Small Communities Big Solutions Sara Payne Scarbro, Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern WV sara.payne@marshall.edu This annual event showcases all the successes and highlights what is working across the southern part of the state. Each year a mix of community leaders, educators, businesses, and public officials come together...

West Virginia Entrepreneurship Update September 2021

Program Spotlight for September 2021-2022 WV Statewide Business Plan Tara St. Clair, Director of Operations, Encova Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Tara.StClair@mail.wvu.edu Tara provided updates regarding the 2021-2022 WV Statewide Business Plan Competitions. The competitions provide high school and college students across the state of West Virginia with the unique opportunity to make...