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Celebrate small business development on Wednesday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC) is joining the national recognition of SBDC Day, Wednesday, March 20.

The SBDC Day proclamation celebrates the success of the country’s small businesses and the Small Business Development Centers that support them.

The event is led by America’s SBDC, which represents the country’s network of Small Business Development Centers. The day will feature virtual celebrations, along with real-time social media feeds and updates on SBDC events and success stories.

As part of its celebration, WV SBDC social media will spotlight client companies chosen from around the state.

“During the previous year, the WV SBDC and our clients achieved some record-setting results,” said Debra Martin, state SBDC director. “We helped our clients launch new businesses and expand existing ones. We have helped our clients to create jobs and leverage $47 million in capital. This SBDC Day, we want to honor our small business owners for their innovative ideas, hard work and big economic contributions to the state’s economy.”

The WV SBDC manages a network of business coaches located throughout the state to assist small businesses at all stages of development, from startup to growth. The WV SBDC business coaches provide guidance in areas such as exporting, innovation, technology and economic development, finance, management, cybersecurity and marketing.

WV SBDC is an accredited partner program with the U.S. Small Business Administration and operates under the West Virginia Development Office.

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