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.



How to Start a Child Care Business

December 9, 2021


Start a Child Care Business

December 9, 2020

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.

Childcare Homes

Childcare Facility

Childcare Centers

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.


Contact a FASTER WV coach TODAY.

WV Small Business Development Center
Tyler Brandstetter

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

(304) 553-9692

Unlimited Future
Jules Bills

Cabell and Wayne Counties

(304) 697-3007

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