Economic Development Partner Organization
Small Business Development Center
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC), is a state-wide resource partner which offers specialized assistance to small business, entrepreneurs and start-ups around the state. A division of the West Virginia Development Office, SBDC is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Small Business Administration, and is an accredited member of America’s SBDC Network.
WV SBDC helps businesses lay a solid foundation on which to build success. If you are an inventor with a great commercial idea, an entrepreneur with a business startup or an established business looking to sustain or ready to expand your success, then WV SBDC has services to match your needs. These include;
• Low-cost and often no-cost training in business fundamentals workshops
• No-cost one-on-one confidential advising with our statewide network of credentialed business coaches
• Practical advice in a broad spectrum of business knowledge, including developing a viable business plan, marketing, innovation, technology and management skills
• Financial resource connections. WV SBDC does not give loans or grants – but they can help companies be aware of and prepare for capital access opportunities.
Marsa C. Myers Center Manager / Business Coach, is the Business Coach for the Jackson County area, located at WVU Parkersburg Workforce and Education Building. Marsa has many years of experience providing assistance for businesses and entrepreneurs. She can be reached at (304) 424-8213 or contact Mark Whitley at 304-372-1151 for assistance.