Best Small Business Resources in the Huntington 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 Huntington 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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TEN50 Accelerator

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Networking

Offers Free Service

Description

TEN50 Accelerator provides 3 months worth of assistance and resources to aspiring entrepreneurs, from mentor guidance, networking opportunities, access to investors and educational opportunities. TEN50 Accelerator's services are provided by a large partnership network of public and private entities and are sure to be an invaluable resource for entrepreneurs. The Robert C. Byrd Institute, which houses the accelerator program, also has various manufacturing equipment available for use. The services are offered free of charge, with the agreement that the TEN50 accelerator would receive 5% of any investment your company receives within 18 months of the program.

Restrictions

Must be a technology or product-focused business to use the services.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

1050 Fourth Ave.
Huntington, WV 25701
800-469-7224


Huntington 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:

800 5th Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701


Huntington 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.


Unlimited Future Inc.

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Coworking

Description

Unlimited Future Inc. is a comprehensive resource to entrepreneurs, offering a flexible incubator program that provides various business support functions such as monthly check-ins, quarterly bookkeeper review, regular chat with mentors, and few at-cost services for business coaching. Entrepreneurs choosing to be an affiliate of the program can choose to take advantage of the incubator office space as well.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

1650 8th Ave.
Huntington, WV 25703
304-697-3007
ufi@unlimitedfuture.org

HOURS OF OPERATION:

MON - THU: 8:30 am - 5 pm