Tag - Small Business

Looking back on National Small Business Week 2022

West Virginia small businesses know a thing or two about “Building a Better America through Entrepreneurship", as nearly 99 percent of businesses in the Mountain State are considered small and they employ nearly half of the private sector workforce. Therefore it was fitting the U.S. Small Business Administration to choose...

West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Update June 2022

Spotlight Programs: Lauren Prinzo Community & Economic Development Specialist WVU Extension Service Equity in Entrepreneurship Findings Update and Discussion West Virginia University is conducting in-person strategic planning meetings across West Virginia as part of an Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) POWER Technical Assistance grant aimed at expanding entrepreneurship opportunities for rural and low-income youth. The next round...

[Grow with Google Partner Presentation]: Boost Your Business Growth through Brand Building

Brand. When you hear the word, what do you think of? Is it just a compelling logo or tagline? How does your brand impact your business bottom-line? In this Partner Digital Series workshop hosted by Google and Canva, we'll be exploring what makes a strong brand, why it's important for...

Borrowing for Small Business, a Growing your Business presentation by Truist (In-person event with remote option)

Borrowing for Small Business A guide to smart financing for your business. Lunch will be provided by BB&T now Truist. Course Description Growing Your Business will help you gain the knowledge and tools needed in order for you to manage and grow your business. Some of the critical elements discussed: Personal and Business Finances Cash Flow Merchant Services Borrowing Solutions Insurance Employees This...

West Virginia Continues Efforts to Create a Thriving Environment for Entrepreneurs

The last five years have been monumental for creating an environment where West Virginia's small business owners and entrepreneurs are welcomed and can thrive.  And I am proud to be part of that multi-agency, multi-faceted effort. As WV Secretary of State, I serve as the state's chief business registration and...

Leadership Skills in Times of Change: Moving on from COVID Part 2

Part 2! Leading your team or small business through COVID has been more than challenging. But transitioning beyond COVID and into a world changed by the pandemic requires a fresh look, and some re-tooling, of our leadership skills. This interactive session will focus on leadership skills and developing your personal...

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...

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 the...

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...