Tag - entrepreneurship

New Data on Entrepreneurship in West Virginia Shows Thirteen Percent Growth in Microbusinesses

The Data Was Unveiled by Right to Start at the West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Conference in Partnership with GoDaddy Right to Start, the national nonprofit organization championing entrepreneurship as a civic priority, unveiled new data on entrepreneurship in West Virginia, providing a snapshot county by county. The data shows the presence...

Small Business Solutions for Barbour County

Mark your calendar and plan to join us for our next meeting which will be held at 5:30pm on Monday, March 11 at at the beautifully restored, historic Golden Rule Building at 122 Crim Avenue in Belington. Small Business Solutions is sponsored by the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce, the Development...

Advancing the Culture of Entrepreneurship in West Virginia

In my two roles advocating entrepreneurship in West Virginia, I often hear people say that one of the obstacles to new business growth is that West Virginia has no established culture of entrepreneurship, as its economy has historically been fueled by natural resources with large companies in the forefront. But...

SEED SPOT in West Virginia: Nurturing Underrepresented Entrepreneurs

If you are just learning about SEED SPOT you might be wondering why a Phoenix-based non-profit wants to work with West Virginia entrepreneurs. With WV’s entrepreneurs and small business owners being the driving force behind the growing local economy, SEED SPOT can play a small role in supporting this emerging...

SparkWV

Description SparkWV is an innovative idea and small business generation competition for middle and high school students in West Virginia. The competition consists of three competitive rounds. Students are invited to apply as individuals or as a team with up to four members. SparkWV includes two tracks: BIG IDEAS: You have an idea...

Small Biz Series: Ask An Expert B2B featuring Mike McKechnie, Kelly Waugh, and Mike Studholme

We're Talking Business! Featured Entrepreneur 10/10/23, 10am~Mike McKechnie (President/Founder), Kelly Waugh (VP), Mike Studholme (Senior Solar PV & Battery Consultant) of Berkeley Springs, Morgan County. Meet the dynamic team from Mountain View Solar (mtvSolar), the area's premier Solar company. We'll discuss how the company was founded, how it grew from a...

Small Biz Series: Ask An Expert B2B featuring Irv Miller

We're Talking Business! Featured Entrepreneur 10/10/23, 10am~Irv Miller of Berkeley Springs, Morgan County. Irv and his wife, Laura, have owned and operated their first business (a self-defense online retail store) for over 20 years. They also launched a subsequent product line as well as a Main Street retail store and most...

70 Years of Helping Small Businesses in the Mountain State

Last month, The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), celebrated seven decades of helping small businesses start, grow and succeed by honoring local small businesses with their Legacy Business recognition. Diana Lewis-Jackson, President and CEO, of Action Facilities Management received the recognition, at an invite only ceremony among family,...

10th Annual West Virginia Makes Festival

Festival offers $10,000 in prizes to makers of all ages To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the West Virginia Makes Festival, the Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Center (MAMC) is offering $10,000 in cash prizes to winners of this year’s Design Challenge. Artisans, inventors, manufacturers, students and makers of all kinds are encouraged to...