Business Coaching & Small Business Development

Small business and entrepreneurship resources in West Virginia.

Eastern's Virtual Agriculture Business Coach

Coaching has been one of the single most important components in assistance entrepreneurs take their business venture to the next level. To schedule an appointment with Eastern’s Virtual Agriculture Business Coach, email marti.neustadt@easternwv.edu.

West Virginia Small Business Development Center

The WV SBDC provides support to West Virginia's small businesses through one-on-one coaching, training, and facilitating connections to resources. Business owners who work with coaches nationwide see 17 percent annual sales growth, four times the national average. Nationwide, SBDC clients create a new business every 31 minutes, a new job every five minutes, and $100,000 in sales every seven minutes. Learn more about how we work with entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses. At the WV SBDC, your business is our passion.

To identify a Business Coach near you, click here.

West Virginia One Stop Business Portal

When it comes to economic development, West Virginia means business! The West Virginia One Stop Business Portal is a cooperative multi-agency initiative encouraging business growth in West Virginia by providing a single point of entry for business owners to access state services and complete the requirements for business operations in West Virginia. It combines the resources of the Secretary of State's Office, the State Tax Department, the Division of Labor, and Workforce West Virginia in one convenient online location.

The One Stop framework achieves greater efficiencies for both business clients and state government agencies. The long term goals focus on streamlining the processes for:

  • Business registrations
  • Filing business taxes
  • Acquiring and maintaining required licenses and permits
  • Unemployment Compensation registration
  • Multiple state agency communication and data sharing