Charleston West Virginia Economic Development

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Small Business Loans for Business Owners & Entrepreneurs Workshop

West Virginia State Community and Technical College
May 12, 2009 9:00 – 11:00 am
Room 112 Cole Complex
$25 per person (WVSCTC/WVSU Students free with college ID)

The workshop will cover the many options out there for entrepreneurs to finance their business venture, everything from the Small Business Administration to local community banks to large commercial financial institutions. Phillip A Bright, a previous Small Business Administration Financial Award winner and Emma Wilson, Branch Manager of the Charleston Branch of the Small Business Administration have the expertise to guide participants through the process of obtaining financing for their new or existing business venture. Come to campus and learn about the ins and outs of what banks are looking for when considering a small business loan. Mr. Bright is retired from banking and is currently the Director of Alumni Relations at West Virginia State University and conducts business consulting and refers small business loans to local banks.

This is the second workshop in our Economic Recovery Therapy for small business owners and future entrepreneurs. It will be followed by Marketing Strategies on May 28th and the Entrepreneurs Round Table discussion on June 9th. “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.

Contact Kim Sovine at WVSCTC if you are interested.

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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