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Small business workshop slated in Hurricane

Helping entrepreneurs start a small business is the aim of a Business Fundamentals workshop in Hurricane

Presented by the West Virginia Small Business Development Center, and led by business coach Doug Spaulding, the workshop will run from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, June 13, in Hurricane City Hall, 3255 Teays Valley Road.

To register, visit and click “Training Calendar” or contact Spaulding, 304-957-2017,

The course covers what entrepreneurs need to know to start a business in West Virginia. That includes practical basics such as getting a business license, identifying the market and writing a business plan that can build credibility with potential lenders.

There is a $35-per-person fee for the workshop. Attendees paying online should bring a copy of the online receipt to the training session.

The workshop is part of the WVSBDC’s training and business coaching program “Three Step Jump Start.” The program helps small business owners receive the right information at the right time.

The three steps of the program are: watching the Three Step Jump Start video online at that explains the services provided by WVSBDC; attending a Business Fundamentals workshop where entrepreneurs get information and tools to get started and scheduling a meeting with a WVSBDC business coach.

The meetings are one-on-one between the entrepreneur and the WVSBDC business coach. The statewide network of WVSBDC coaches are skilled individuals with professional certifications that include exporting, innovation, technology and economic development, finance, management and marketing.

The WVSBDC is part of the West Virginia Development Office and creates economic impact through offering cost-effective business coaching and technical assistance to entrepreneurs and small businesses. The WVSBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the SBA and is an Accredited Member of America’s SBDC network.


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