Best Small Business Resources in the Beckley Area

Starting a business is a life-changing experience. West Virginia has dozens of great resources to help entrepreneurs get started. Our team researched and vetted organizations in the Beckley area and compiled our list of recommended resources in this article.

You can also read our guide to starting a business in West Virginia.

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The Hive West Virginia

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Product Development
  • Networking

Offers Free Service

Accepts Walks In

Description

The Hive West Virginia provides services to entrepreneurs in various stages of building their business. At every stage, thorough and in-depth mentorship and support is provided to individual business owners. Included in the facility is a makerspace that featues a coding lab, a design lab, a wearables lab, a networking lounge, and virtual and in-person Conference Space.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

WV HIVE Network 282, 282 Minnesota Ave.
Beckley, WV 25801
304-929-1239

HOURS OF OPERATION:

MON - FRI: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Beckley SCORE

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Networking

Offers Free Service

Description

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) is a leading, nation-wide organization that has assisted millions of entrepreneurs over its 50+ years of operation. SCORE is a resource partner of the SBA that offers access to a network of experienced business leaders who donate time to mentor entrepreneurs and small business owners. They also host free or inexpensive workshops online and at 300 local chapters around the United States. Mentoring can be conducted either in person or remotely and is always free and confidential, no matter how often you take advantage of this service.


Bluefield State College SBDC

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Financial

Offers Free Service

Description

The greatest strength of the SBDC is their free, confidential, 1-on-1 business mentoring for anyone who seeks it. Sometimes in order to be considered for mentoring from one of their professional business advisors, you may have to attend a class/workshop or at least present your business plan. SBDC's are located all throughout the state and you should use the SBDC closest to your location if possible, but you can often transfer to a different location if they do not fit your needs.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

219 Rock Street
Bluefield, WV 24701