Small Business Development Center

The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WVSBDC) is a division of the West Virginia Development Office and is funded by the State of West Virginia, the United States Small Business Administration, and our Community Colleges and Workforce Investment Board Partners. What We Do The WVSBDC promotes economic development through a program of practical, interrelated services, providing assistance to existing small businesses and the emerging entrepreneur. The WVSBDC provides many free services that assist you, the entrepreneur, in your business venture. If you need financial help and/or coaching, then you have come to the right place. This assistance includes a variety of services such as:

  • Confidential, one-to-one business consulting

  • Start-up workshops

  • Problem solving and assistance for existing business

  • Business start-up assistance

  • Loan packaging

  • Training grants through the Governor's Guaranteed Work Force Program. For more information click here. For more information, please contact one of the following SBDC representatives:


               Doug Spaulding, Business Coach for Boone, Lincoln, Logan, and Mingo Counties, (304) 558-2271

               Terry L. Cyfers, Center Manager/Business Coach for Boone, Lincoln, Logan, and Mingo Counties, (304) 957-2084 or

               Harold Patterson, SBDC Coach for McDowell and Wyoming Counties, (304) 767-0532 or