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Upcoming Workshops provided by the WVSU EDC. All workshops will be delivered via Zoom due to COVID19. Workshop links will be emailed to the address you provide at registration.
Biz Wiz Wednesdays w/SBA
Join us as members from the SBA discuss topics that are business focused to entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Friday, February 26 | 1pm
Do you want to expand your business but don’t know how to finance that growth?
Could your cash flow be better managed?
Is new equipment, additional staff or a different location part of your future?
BB&T, now Truist, would like to help you grow your business. Our Growing Your Business seminar will teach you ways to make sure your business is ready for growth. You’ll learn about separation of business from personal finances, credit and borrowing options, and insurance needs.
Wednesday, March 10 | 10am
At any minute do you know how much money your business is bringing in along and how the money is being spent? Good recordkeeping is critical to the small business owner’s ability to manage their business—and to stay in the good graces with state and federal authorities. You can’t have a business and ignore recordkeeping, especially those related to your income and costs. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s West Virginia District Office will review basic recordkeeping requirements essential for every small business.
Wednesday, April 14 | 10am
Are you looking for ways to sell your products or services online?
Our team will walk you through five options you can implement today to start selling online fast, even ones that don’t include the costs of a website. Training provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s West Virginia District Office.
Finding the heart of your story w/ Shelia Redling (This workshop has been postponed)
Thursday, February 11 | 7pm
Novels are living things and bringing them to life can vary from wrangling them like dragons to administering CPR and hoping for the best. No matter how lively or inert your story is, it's always a good idea to know where the heart of your story is and how to keep it pumping life throughout the writing process. We'll discuss character evaluation, pacing, and tone, as well as other tragedies and adventures that can befall your novel as it comes into the world.
Tuesday, February 23 | 7 pm
Creators Program presents Storyteller W.I. “Bill” Hairston will talk about using stories to entertain and how to keep audience attention in this Creators Talk. He often uses stories about his personal life "Growing up Black in Appalachia" to remind people of how life used to be and where we still have to go."
Tuesday, March 16 | 7pm
What a photographer should look for as they go through each day, the importance of talking to as many people as possible to find new leads, understanding your subject, being able to explain an entire event with one photograph and the variety of situations you may find yourself.
Wednesday, April 7 | 7pm
In his return to the Creators platform, Harshman wants to give attention to some of those authors whose book launches have been postponed during this pandemic or whose upcoming titles may likewise be denied their due celebration. The Creators talk will feature selected readings and biographical sketches as well as a discussion with host, Eric Douglas, about the role of the poet laureate. Some of the featured authors/poets include Ron Houchin, Carrie Conners, Timothy Russell, Anna Smucker, Bill King, [Keith Maillard, Meredith Sue Willis,] Joel Peckham, and Jake Strautmann.
February 6-April 10 | 9-11:30am
Join the WVSU EDC for this free upcoming business development program geared towards entrepreneurs/start-ups/small businesses.
This 10- week program will provide education and guidance in launching participants business idea into a viable product or service. Workshops will be held each Saturday from 9-11:30AM starting on February 6-April 10, 2021. Join us as we cover various topics in product development; business plans; credit and financing; social media and marketing. Technical assistance such as one-on-one business coaching and mentoring will be provided to participants. All workshops will be held via Zoom
Funding provided by The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation.
What You Missed...
Thursday, January 13 | 6:30pm
WVSU EDC in partnership with Element FCU, Better Homes & Gardens Central Real Estate, and Old Colony discuss:
Money Wellness Program that includes free credit repair assistance provided by Element FCU
Upcoming workshops on programs available to 1st time homebuyers with limited income and more.
Health & Wellness
Thursday, January 14 | 6:30pm
In this workshops, participants will learn more about macros and exercises that can target those stubborn areas and holistically what herbs can aid in the process of weight loss.
Business Development Workshops
Wednesday, February 24 | 10am
Are looking for ways to improve your social media campaign?
Learn how to take your social media from Good to Great to Awesome.
Our team will show you examples of good social media posts and give you tips on how to take them to the next level to improve your engagement. Training provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s West Virginia District Office.
Tuesday, January 19 | 12pm
Join us for a special edition of Bank on Your Success w/ BB&T now Truist focused solely on “Budgeting During a Crisis.” This interactive session will provide you with the tools you need to assemble a crisis budget and provide you with valuable take-away resources to help you and others.
Thursday, January 19 | 10am
The art of blog writing, keywords and content creation. Learn the ins and outs of how to create and monetize your blog, increase traffic and create engagement.
Wednesday, January 27 | 10am
Did you know that employers who deliberately misclassify workers to avoid paying taxes can be fined or even sentenced to up to one year in prison?
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s West Virginia District Office will provide the basic rules around employee and independent contractor classification from the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the US Department of Labor (DOL).