Advantage Valley is fertile soil for growth-minded entrepreneurs

Advantage Valley has always been a great place to start or grow a small business, and our team provides a wealth of resources to small business owners and entrepreneurs alike. Our FASTER WV (acronym stands for Fostering Advantages for Start Ups & Entrepreneurial Resurgence in WV) initiative is here to identify, encourage, and support businesses like yours through a series of information-packed webinars and other helpful resources.

Through its FASTER WV Initiative, Advantage Valley and its partners (WV Small Business Development Center, Unlimited Future, Inc., and the Wyoming County Economic Development Authority) are building a stronger culture of entrepreneurship in the region.

Participants will work one-on-one with a FASTER WV business coach, take an entrepreneurship training class, and consider tapping into a Revolving Loan Fund to start or grow a business in the region.

FASTER WV funding provided by:

Appalachian Regional Commission   US Economic Development Administration

Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation   The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

Unlimited Future, Inc., Truist, and USDA Rural Development

HOW TO GET STARTED?

Contact a FASTER WV COACH TODAY

 

Advantage Valley

TYLER  BRANDSTETTER

Kanawha, Putnam, Lincoln, Boone, Braxton and Clay Counties

(681) 220-2888 
Tyler@advantagevalley.com

Unlimited Future

JULES  BILLS

Cabell, Jackson, Mason and Wayne Counties

(304) 697-3007
jules@unlimitedfuture.org

Advantage Valley

BRYAN SHAW, DIRECTOR OF ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT

General Questions

(304) 352-1165
Bryan@advantagevalley.com

WHAT’S NEXT?

TAKE A Basic Business Entrepreneurship Class

PLANNING FOR PROFIT COURSE

Unlimited Future, Inc.

Next Class Starts:

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 6:00 pm

Click HERE to enroll!

 

KAUFFMAN FASTTRAC COURSE

Advantage Valley, Inc.

Next Class Starts:

Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 5:30 pm

Click HERE to enroll!

2023 Unlimited Future’s Planning for Profit Entrepreneurship Courses 

(offering combination in-person/ZOOM classes)

January 17 –  March 7

March 28 – May 16 

June 6 – July 25  

August 15 – October 3

October 24 – December 12

Contact Jules Bills at UFI to enroll in this class
at jules@unlimitedfuture.org or
click HERE for the intake form.

2023 Advantage Valley’s KAUFFMAN FAST TRAC Classes

(offering combination in-person/ZOOM classes)

February 16 – March 23

May 11 – April 

July 20 – June 15

September 21 – October 26

Contact Tyler Brandstetter at Advantage Valley to enroll in this class
at Tyler@advantagevalley.com or
click HERE to enroll.

SECTOR SPECIFIC RESOURCES FOR BUSINESS OWNERS

Click on your industry for more information!

Childcare

Construction Trades

Food and Beverage

Healthcare

River & Outdoor Recreation

Small Manufacturing

ARCHIVE OF RECORDED FASTER WV WEBINARS:

WATCH NOW!

FASTER WV Webinar

Steps to Scaling Your Food and Beverage Business

May 13, 2021

FASTER WV Webinar

Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Advantage Valley

July 22, 2021

FASTER WV Webinar

How to Start a Small Manufacturing Business

September 2, 2021

FASTER WV Webinar

How to Start a Construction Business

November 11, 2021

FASTER WV Webinar

How to Start a Child Care Business

December 9, 2021

FASTER WV Webinar

Help Starting or Expanding Your Business

November 17, 2020

FASTER WV Webinar

Start a Child Care Business

December 9, 2020

FASTER WV Webinar

Start a Construction Company

January 7, 2021

FASTER WV Webinar

Start a Health Care or Wellness Business

February 11, 2021

FASTER WV Webinar

River & Outdoor Recreation Business Opportunities

March 25, 2021

FASTER WV Kickoff Webinar

April 15, 2020

FASTER WV Webinar

Cottage Food Sales

June 10, 2020

FASTER WV Webinar

River & Outdoor Recreation

July 29, 2020

FASTER WV Webinar

Mastering the Basics of Hosting AirBNB

August 19, 2020

FASTER WV Webinar

Maker to Manufacturer

November 5, 2020

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