Charleston West Virginia Economic Development

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Monday, February 09, 2009

West Virginia State Community & Technical College
to offerPlanning the Entrepreneurial Venture – Online beginning March 25-June 15, 2009

$100 fee per person includes: Access to online content and resources
Four class meetings facilitated by experts on the following topics:
Financial Management 4/23/09
Small Business Loans 5/12/09
Marketing Strategies 5/28/09
Entrepreneurs Round Table 6/09/09
All four class meetings are from 9-11am in 112 Cole Complex on WVSCTC Campus, Institute, WV

Do you have a business idea? Have you just started your own business? Do you want to grow your existing business? If you have a business idea, are in transition, or thinking about what your next business move might be, read on…

West Virginia State Community & Technical College, Workforce & Economic Development division is offering an exciting opportunity in the form of a new online course entitled Planning the Entrepreneurial Venture. Participants will experience many aspects of entrepreneurship, from determining their personal vision to conducting basic market research. The flexible format and content applies to various sizes of potential businesses and will meet the needs of future and existing business owners. The course was developed by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in partnership with Cisco Learning Institute and blends rich online content with seminars facilitated by experts in the fields that prospective and existing business owners need the most… Financial Management, Business Loans, and Marketing.

The course will offer an innovative and dynamic opportunity for participants to discover the world of new business start-ups. The business planning process is offered in a straight forward, easy-to-understand manner using exercises and links to outside resources that allow participants to go beyond a textbook to a wide range of templates.

What You Will Learn
Key Benefits To You
· Align your business concept with your personal goals
· Acquire the skills needed to start your own business
· Outline strategies for marketing your business
· Experience what you are learning by participating in a highly interactive environment
· Explore pricing your new product or service
· Learn from successful entrepreneurs who share personal experiences and insight
· Develop sound financial statements and identify capital needs
· Complete a well-defined business plan designed to meet the specific goals of your venture

If you are interested and would like more information, call (304) 766-5248 and speak to Kim Sovine, Program Manager at WV State Community & Technical College.

Register online at You may also call 304-766-5113 or e-mail to register. Members of Charleston Area Alliance, Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, and South Charleston Chamber of Commerce receive a five percent discount. For information on other programs offered by the West Virginia State Community and Technical College, visit our web site at


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