Charleston West Virginia Economic Development

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Learn How to Start a Small Business
with Generation Charleston

Do you dream of starting your own business? The rewards can be great, and so can the work.

Where do you get the money? How do you find a location? What are the tax challenges? What are the regulations you should be aware of?

Generation Charleston's Professional Development Series continues 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17 with a workshop designed to give participants an idea of what it takes to start and run a small business.

It takes place at the Charleston Area Alliance, 1116 Smith St.

Our panel of experts will offer practical advice and real experiences.

The event begins with a tour of the Charleston Area Alliance's business incubator by Alliance Vice President Mike Aeiker. Stephen Haynes, owner and CTO of Hybridge Communications will talk about starting a business, and Kimberly Donahue, business development specialist with the Small Business Administration will discuss the government's role.

Shawn R. Romano with Romano & Associates will talk about legal aspects, while Brian Golden with BB&T will offer banking advice, including suggestions about loans.

A panel also will include Josh Pearson, president of Mountaineer Packaging, and Karen Garnes, co-owner of Capitol Clay Arts.

Helen Alten, CEO and director of the Northern State Conservation Center, will be the event's emcee.

Click here to RSVP or to get more information about the event.


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