Free Information Meetings Geared to help Entrepreneurs

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – The U.S. Small Business Administration in partnership with the Office of Senator Joe Manchin will conduct a series of informational meetings geared to help entrepreneurs find the resources they need to start or expand a small business. The meetings are scheduled for Charleston and Fairmont on Monday, July 25, and Shepherdstown on Tuesday, July 26. The events are free and open to the public.

“In the hectic pace of today’s world, people generally don’t have time to locate resources that can help them turn their business idea into a reality,” said Judy McCauley, director of the SBA’s West Virginia District Office. “These sessions will provide attendees with information on how to start a small business, secure funding, and obtain a government contract all in an hour and a half. This is an excellent opportunity learn about the availability of local small business resources.”

West Virginia Small Business Development Center representatives will join SBA and Senator Manchin’s Office to provide in-depth small business advice and guidance. Topics covered will include: SBA’s loan guarantee program; federal contracting opportunities; small business resources; the importance of business planning; where to find funding; and more. Each session will include a question and answer session.

All events will commence at 10 a.m. and conclude at 11:30 a.m. at the following locations:

Charleston: Monday, July 25, 405 Capitol Street, 4th Floor Conference Room

Fairmont: Monday, July 25, Robert H. Mollohan Research Center, Main Conference Room, 1000 Galliher Dr.

Shepherdstown – Tuesday, July 26, The Station at Shepherdstown, East High Street and Audrey Egle Drive

For more information, contact SBA at 304-623-5631 or the SBDC at 888-982-7232