Tag - starting a business

Small Business Solutions for Barbour County

The Barbour County Chamber of Commerce, the Development Authority, and Woodlands Development and Lending are excited to continue to sponsor these networking meetings in 2023. To quote the Barbour Democrat, “Members of the community, business owners, church leaders, and various organizations are invited to attend. The meetings…are not limited only to...

Small Biz Series-Ask An Expert

The Small Biz Series: Ask An Expert invites entrepreneurs to learn fundamentals of entrepreneurship and small business ownership through local subject matter experts. Held virtually, these engaging sessions will include a brief overview and time for Q&A for your business. Date: 8.3.22 Time: 10am Guest Speaker: Amy Groves, Smallwood & Small Insurance, Martinsburg,...

Melting Pots and Building Blocks- The Founding of Piddlin’ Rooster

The Melting Pot Business ownership is like a melting pot. Not in the normal sense of different people coming together to form a community, but similar:  it takes many different forms of personal experiences, education, actions, trials and errors, lessons learned, tears, sweat, long nights, hard work, and an unbelievable amount...

How Your Businesses Can Benefit from Diversity Certification!

Do you want to start a business? Do you want to grow an existing business? Do you want to consider getting certified as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) or as a Minority-Owned Business (MBE) Enterprise to help you land government contracts? Join us for this one hour webinar to learn about FASTER WV...

National Entrepreneurship Week at Vantage Ventures

We invite you come on over to Vantage Ventures to celebrate National Entrepreneurship Week, Feb. 14th – 18th, with us. Our team will be hosting tours of Vantage Ventures on Monday (14th), Wednesday (16th) and Friday (18th) from 9:00am - 11:00am. Please email us at vantage@mail.wvu.edu to reserve a time. On Tues.,...

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...

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...

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...

The Importance of Starting…and Actually Doing Something 

What’s stopping you? I mean, really, what’s stopping you? You’ve done the research, you’ve done the preliminary plans, listened to all the right podcasts, sat in all of the webinars, did all the right things...except you have nothing to show for it.  In every single aspect of life- education, careers, relationships,...