Knowing what to expect on the path ahead can always help you achieve your goals and improve your chances for success. Business mentors have the knowledge and experience of operating businesses on their own, and you can benefit from their knowledge and experience base. West Virginia makes available to both new and existing businesses through its various partners, training seminars, workshops and conferences covering various business topics. Some of the helpful topics include:

  • How to start a business
  • Developing a business plan
  • Choosing your business location
  • Financial planning and assistance
  • Business management
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Filing and paying taxes
  • Workforce rules and regulations
This section provides a wealth of resources in West Virginia which offer mentoring services to new and existing businesses, and – most importantly – most of these services are provided at no cost.
WV SBDC West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WVSBDC)
Capitol Complex, Building 6, Room 652
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone: (304) 558-2960
Toll free: (888) WVA-SBDC
Fax: (304) 558-0127
Huntington SCORE
Unlimited Futures, Inc.
1650 8th Ave.
Huntington, WV 25703
Phone: (304) 523-4092
Charleston SCORE
1116 Smith Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: (304) 347-5463
North Central WV SCORE
230 W. Pike Street
Suites 234-235
Clarksburg, WV 26330
Phone: (304) 624-3554
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