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The Opening Soon Inc. Entrepreneurial program (OSI) is a business and product development program for entrepreneurs, start-ups and micro-enterprises in Kanawha County​,surrounding areas​, and now with Zoom has become world-wide​. The program provides education and guidance in launching participants’ business idea​s​ into a viable product or service through a series of workshops, peer meetings and technical assistance. 

The WVSU EDC is offering this free business development program geared towards entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small businesses.


This 10-week program will provide education and guidance in launching participants business idea into a viable product or service. These webinars will be held each Saturday from 11am-1pm. 


We will 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.


Professor Clinton Arnold, WVSU College of Business

Guest Speakers:

Roxy Turner, Marz Strategies: Online & Social Media Marketing 

Marlene Hackett, Hackett Praxis: Project Management

Professor Susan Graves, Accounting: WVSU College of Business

Schedule of Courses

Week 1- Entrepreneurship and Ideation

Week 2- Problem Definition, Feasibility and Elevator Pitch

Week 3- Recognizing Opportunities, Generating Ideas, and Leadership

Week 4- Prototype and Financial Statements, Taking Chances

Week 5- Testing, the Business Plan, and Leadership Primer

Week 6- Online Marketing, Social Media, and Websites

Week 7- The Business Plan, Legal and Ethical Foundation

Week 8- Business Marketing and Business Sales

Week 9- Financial Institution Overviews, Banks, and SBA-Tax Implications

Week 10- Project Management Workshop and E-Book

Those who complete the course will receive a certificate at the end.

Completion requirements will be announced during the course.

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