West Virginia State University Business Development Training Program Announces Spring Session

Contact: Jack Bailey
(304) 766-4109
January 29, 2021
West Virginia State University Business Development Training Program Announces Spring Session
INSTITUTE, W.Va. -- West Virginia State University (WVSU) Extension Service is helping entrepreneurs launch their business ideas with a new session of the Opening Soon Inc. (OSI) business development training program for entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses.
The 10-week program will provide education and guidance in launching participants’ business idea into a viable product or service. Workshops will be held virtually on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., February 6 through April 10.

“Join us as we cover various topics in product development, business plans, credit and financing, social media and marketing,” said Tiffany Ellis-Williams, director of the WVSU Economic Development Center, which hosts the OSI program.

Instruction will be supplemented with technical assistance, including one-on-one business coaching and mentoring, Ellis-Williams said.

Funding for OSI is provided in part by The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation.

The course is free to attend. Registration information is available at wvsuedc.org.

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