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U.S. PTO and WVU Resources for Inventors, Innovators & Entrepreneurs

The “BEST in West Virginia” program, presented by TechConnect West Virginia and the West Virginia Small Business Development Center is celebrating World IP day by partnering with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office to present a series of seminars in April and May on intellectual property. The USPTO has a...

Trademark Basics with an Overview of Copyright Basics

The “BEST in West Virginia” program, presented by TechConnect West Virginia and the West Virginia Small Business Development Center is celebrating World IP day by partnering with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office to present a series of seminars in April and May on intellectual property. This module will cover...

Intellectual Property 101

April 26 is World Intellectual Property Day!! Unfamiliar with patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets? Learn about intellectual property (IP) basics and potential ways to protect your innovations as you transition from idea to product. The session will cover: * What is the USPTO? * An overview of intellectual property types: patents, trademarks,...

Three West Virginians honored for their tireless commitment to entrepreneurship and small business during Bridging Innovation Week

West Virginia BusinessLink partnered with the West Virginia University John Chambers College of Business and Economics to host the inaugural Bridging Innovation Week in West Virginia. Spanning four days, more than 1,000 participants attended activities including interactive networking sessions, presentations from prominent state and national speakers, pitch contests, and...

Small Business Administration Services & Programs

Join us for an overview of programs and services available to people who want to start or grow their business. Entrepreneurs will learn what services are offered by SBA and our resource partners at no cost including-- SBA loans, consulting services, federal contracting, disaster assistance, and more. Open to...

Questions and Answers for Veteran Business Owners

SBA Veteran Business Development Officers Mike Jackson and Jonathan Bennett have served our country and now they want to help you start or grow your small business. The duo will provide an overview on SBA programs and services available for veterans and some of the most common questions we...

Choosing the Best Legal Structure

You need to register your business at the federal level. The most important decision will be choosing the best legal structure. You can do this yourself! We examine the advantages and disadvantages of each legal form and how it impacts your personal liability, taxes, and costs. We’ll also walk...

Doing Business with the U.S. Navy & Marine Corps

Small businesses across West Virginia can learn about contracting opportunities with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps during a free virtual workshop December 8 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. hosted by the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University. The event, featuring presentations by the Department of...