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 (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.
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Webinars are free, but pre-registration is necessary. Click live links below to register.
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Resources for Business Owners
To learn more about the specific resources we offer to small business owners and entrepreneurs focused on childcare, check out the links to materials below.
New Start Up Guides for Early Care and Education Businesses in Advantage Valley, WV
The early care and education (ECE) industry is essential to growing West Virginia’s economy. Access to ECE is an essential service and a key piece of our infrastructure. Its services allow families to work or go to school. Providers not only care for children and keep them safe; they also support their development and school readiness. ECE providers educate and prepare the next generation of workers, which directly impacts the size and quality of the future workforce.
*Thanks to WV Forward and all the groups that contributed to the development of the following startup guides, including the Appalachian Regional Commission, early care and education providers, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, KEYS 4 HealthyKids, West Virginia University, The Ross Foundation and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.