WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, in Mingo County.
The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WVSBDC) training and business coaching program Three Step Jump Start to help small business owners receive the right information at the right time. The workshop will be held in the Mingo County Redevelopment Authority Office, 1100 East 4th Avenue, Williamson.
In honor of National Small Business Week May 1-7, WVSBDC will waive the standard $35 workshop registration fee. Since it started in 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Three Step Jump Start helps entrepreneurs and small business owners in West Virginia accelerate their potential success by learning the structure and services provided by WVSBDC. The first step is to view the Three Step Jump Start video on the agency’s website, www.wvsbdc.org.
Individuals can then attend the Business Fundamentals workshop, designed specifically for startups and new businesses. The workshop provides essential information on what an entrepreneur needs to know to start a business successfully.
Registration is required at least two days in advance. To register, visit www.wvsbdc.org and click “Training Calendar” or contact business coach Doug Spaulding, 304-957-2017, [email protected]
After completing the workshop, interested entrepreneurs or business owners may schedule an appointment with WVSBDC for one-on-one coaching sessions. The WVSBDC coaches provide assistance with business plan development, financial statement preparation, cash flow analysis and other services.
Leasha Johnson, Executive Director of the Mingo County Redevelopment Authority discussed the workshop stating, “The Mingo County Redevelopment Authority is excited to partner with the WVSBDC to offer this free workshop, and we encourage all new and start-up business owners to take advantage of the valuable resources that will be offered during this workshop. As we’re focused on fostering an entrepreneurial spirit in Mingo County, our partnership with the WV Small Business Development Center will help entrepreneurs realize the dream of owning a business and help existing businesses remain competitive in an ever-changing global marketplace.”
The WVSBDC is part of the West Virginia Development Office and creates economic impact through offering entrepreneurs and small businesses cost-effective business coaching and technical assistance. The WVSBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and is an Accredited Member of America’s SBDC network.