Business workshop slated in Ripley

RIPLEY- A workshop on “Business Fundamentals” is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 7 in Ripley.

The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center’s training and business coaching program Three Step Jump Start to help small business owners.

The workshop will be held in the Jackson County Economic Development Authority, 104 Miller Drive, in Ripley. To register, call Dreama Wolfingbarger at 304-957-2083 or email

Registration is required at least two days in advance.

Accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

Three Step Jump Start helps entrepreneurs and small business owners in West Virginia accelerate their potential success by learning the structure and services provided by WVSBDC, a press release states. The first step is to view the Three Step Jump Start video on the agency’s website,

Individuals can then attend the Business Fundamentals workshop, designed for start-ups and new businesses.

After completing the workshop, entrepreneurs or business owners can schedule an appointment with WVSBDC for one-on-one coaching sessions. The WVSBDC coaches provide assistance with business plan development, financial statement preparation, cash flow analysis and other services.

The WVSBDC is part of the West Virginia Development Office and creates economic impact through offering entrepreneurs and small businesses coaching and technical assistance. The West Virginia SBDC is funded in part through an agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.