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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Financial Management for Small Business Owners
& Entrepreneurs Workshop Scheduled for April 23

West Virginia State Community and Technical College is administering Economic Recovery Therapy for small business owners and future entrepreneurs in the form of workshops geared to treat the economic downturn in our local economy.

"Financial Management for Small Business Owner & Entrepreneurs" is scheduled for 9 to 11 a.m. April 23 in Room 112 of the Cole Complex. The cost is $25 per person. WVSCTC and West Virginia State University students get in free with a college ID.

Members of Charleston Area Alliance, Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, and South Charleston Chamber of Commerce receive a five percent discount.

“The key word moving forward is 'entrepreneurship,'” says Chad Moutray, Chief Economist and Director of Economic Research at the Office of Advocacy for the U.S. Small Business Administration in a recent article in Community College Entrepreneurship.

Job growth is going to come from new ventures and community colleges can play a key role in educating small business owners and entrepreneurs on topics such as, financial management, venture capital, and marketing. The Economic Recovery Therapy treatment at WVSCTC starts with a dose of Financial Management for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs on April 23 followed up with a dose of "How to Obtain Small Business Loans" on May 12 and a dose of Marketing Strategies on May 28. As a follow up, the college also is inviting local business owners and entrepreneurs to participate in our Entrepreneurs Round Table discussion on June 9.

If you are in career transition and thinking about starting your own business or you own your own business and need to know more about financial management, come to campus and learn from W. Howard Warwick, Jr. a retired Certified Public Accountant who currently provides business coaching services to small and medium size businesses in the Charleston and Huntington areas on a part time basis. He started and operated an accounting practice that provided accounting, consulting and tax services to a variety of small businesses and individuals for over twenty years. After selling his practice in 2000 at age 50, he spent several years in retirement, and ultimately got bored. He has been providing business coaching services for over two years, focusing on financial management and strategic planning issues.

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. For information on other programs offered by the West Virginia State Community and Technical College, visit the web site at


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