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West Virginia officially launches West Virginia BusinessLink

Christian Fernsby |
Governor Jim Justice announced that West Virginia’s small business owners and entrepreneurs can now find the right resources to support their success in one convenient online space: West Virginia BusinessLink.

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West Virginia BusinessLink is founded by the West Virginia Department of Economic Development, Small Business Development Center, and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem.

To utilize BusinessLink, business owners and entrepreneurs can visit, use the “Connect to Resources” box to find resources in a specific area, explore upcoming training and networking events in the calendar, and find supportive information in the “STARTUP, “GROWTH,” and “FUNDING” tabs.

“BusinessLink is a one-stop virtual location for entrepreneurial resources in the state,” said William J. “Bill” Woodrum, coordinator of the WV Entrepreneurship Network. “If you own a business or plan to start one, you can use BusinessLink as an interactive search tool to find the right support to address your business issues.”

In the “Connect to Resources” box, website visitors can answer questions about their company and needs. BusinessLink analyzes the replies, scours the database of Resource Partners, calculates the best matches, and responds to the business owner with referrals.

Services available from BusinessLink Resource Partners include the following:

Business planning
Loans and financing
Accelerators and Incubators
Marketing and sales
Human Resources
Licenses and permits
Startup assistance
Product development
Technical Assistance
Training classes
Government contract assistance
Operations assistance.

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