Business Resources

New Workshops

The West Virginia Small Business Development Center has added two FREE small business training events to their calendar. 

On August 6 they are offering Human Resources for the Small Business Owner and August 20 they will be discussing Risk Management/Planning for Pandemics and Other Disasters.

Both of these workshops will be presented by Jason Pockl, Esquire of Bailey & Wyant, PLLC. 

Registration is now open on our Training Calendar at

West Virginia Cares Act Small Business Grant Program Applications

Following his briefing Wednesday, Gov. Justice made applications available online for small businesses seeking to receive funding through the Governor’s West Virginia CARES Act Small Business Grant Program.

The initiative will provide $150 million of West Virginia’s CARES Act funding to qualifying businesses across the state. Any West Virginia-based small business, in existence on February 29, 2020, with 1-35 employees, will be able to apply for up to $5,000 in grant funding.

Businesses planning to apply must first register as a vendor with the State. Guidelines for the grants and instructions on how to apply are available at

Free Social Media Marketing Series

The West Virginia Small Business Development Center along with West Virginia Northern Community College is  hosting a free Social Media Marketing series from the end of July through mid-September.  The trainings are online through Zoom and scheduled on Tuesdays from 10:00 am - 11:00 am.  If you know of anyone who may benefit from these trainings, please help us spread the word so they don’t miss out on these workshops. 

Topics include:

Website Basics – July 28
How to Sell Online – August 4
How to Set up Google My Business – August 11
Understanding Search Engine Optimization Part 1 – August 18
Understanding Search Engine Optimization Part 2 – August 25
A Beginners Guide to Google Analytics – September 1
A Facebook Marketers Toolkit Part 1 – September 8
A Facebook Marketers Toolkit Part 2 – September 15

To sign up for one or more workshops or get more information, go to the Training Calendar on our website,

Grow with Google Small Business Resource Page

Grow with Google Small Business Resource page has short tutorials and recorded workshops on how to effectively manage your small business. You can find them at Grow with Google Small Business

Manage Your Business Remotely in Times of Uncertainty 

To view the recording of the workshop Manage Your Business Remotely in Times of Uncertainty click on Google Livestream Recording.


Provides mentors for small business owners, free live and recorded workshops and webinars and other helpful information. They currently have a checklist for reopening your business after a coronavirus shutdown. Find them at

Emergency Financial Resources to help with COVID-19 Hardships

GrantSpace, part of the Foundation Center/Candid Organization that the Mary H. Weir Library is a part of, has some links about emergency financial services for small business, nonprofits, and artists  during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Find these links in the GrantSpace Knowledge Base 

If you want to use the full Foundation Directory online from your home or office, there's also a special web address for that during this crisis period. We are not permitted to post it online, but if you are a local resident, e-mail us at with your contact information, and we send you the information.

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