West Virginia State University Economic Development Center Partners with SCORE to Offer Business Mentoring

1/2/2020
Contact: Jack Bailey
(304) 766-4109
Jbaile19@wvstateu.edu
 
 
Jan. 2, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
West Virginia State University Economic Development Center Partners with SCORE
to Offer Business Mentoring
 
INSTITUTE, W.Va. – The West Virginia State University (WVSU) Economic Development Center (EDC) has partnered with the SCORE West Virginia - Charleston Chapter to offer the organization’s free business mentoring at the EDC Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals. Since 1964, the organization has provided education and mentorship to more than 11 million entrepreneurs.

“We are excited to partner with SCORE to bring their network of business mentors to the EDC on an on-going basis to serve as a resource for those who may be interested in starting a business, or who may already be entrepreneurs,” said WVSU EDC Director Tiffany Ellis-Williams. “The WVSU EDC is dedicated to helping small businesses grow, and partnering with organizations like SCORE only enhances our ability to offer assistance.”

SCORE offers a wide range of services including free, confidential business mentoring as well as an extensive online library of resources and webinars on topics ranging from startup strategies to marketing and finance.

“Whether it is a notion, what seems like a crazy idea, stabilizing or scaling a current business, the SCORE West Virginia – Charleston Chapter can help you,” said Melissa J. Hill, chair of the Charleston Chapter. “We look forward to serving West Virginia in your community in 2020.”

Anyone interested in the business mentoring service can stop by the EDC anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, or can call the EDC at (304) 720-1401 to schedule an appointment.

The WVSU EDC is located at 1506 Kanawha Blvd. West in Charleston.

SCORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). For more information, visit https://wv.score.org.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
 
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