Tag - starting a business

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business – Startup Basics – 03/06/2024

Are you ready to start a business? This webinar provides you with an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start a business. You will learn about: - The advantages and disadvantages of owning a business - The most profitable form for your business - The fundamentals of formation, organization,...

Small Business Solutions for Barbour County

Mark your calendar and plan to join us at 17 North Event Center across from the courthouse in Philippi on Monday, November 13th at 5:30pm. The Senior Community Services Employment Program will be our special guest, and the Philippi Convention & Visitors Bureau has graciously agreed to provide refreshments. Small Business...

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...

Work for Yourself at 50+ Workshop

The WV WBC with AARP Foundation Work for Yourself@50+ opens doors to business ownership for low-to-moderate income women and minorities. Work for Yourself@50+ is a webinar to help you gain the knowledge, support, and resources you need to make informed decisions about working for yourself and take the right first steps...

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...

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...