In collaboration with the West Virginia Small Business Development Center and similar organizations, the Encova Center serves small business through direct coaching, targeted trainings, and workshops to support small business growth. The Center also helps to facilitate mutually beneficial partnerships between the College and WV business owners through Strategic Business Consulting.
COVID-19 BUSINESS HELP
The WVU Chambers College of Business and Economics Encova Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has created a Small Business Assistance program for small businesses impacted by the Coronavirus. The Encova Center is partnering with Chambers College Subject Matter Experts to create this program, which will assist nonprofits and small businesses in the region. It will offer free services such as assistance with loan applications, marketing, finances, business planning and more. Services will be provided remotely to ensure social distancing practices. Small business must fill out the following intake form:
Whether you are a new business owner seeking to take your business to the next level or a seasoned expert who is ready to grow and expand your business, we offer a host of services and resources to help support your overall goals. We provide entrepreneurs with the technical and marketing assistance, coaching, mentorship, and strategic partnership opportunities.
The Encova Center hosts frequent workshops to help West Virginia businesses succeed. For the most up-to-date schedule of upcoming workshops or to watch past webinars, click the links below.
Grow with Google
The WVU Encova Center Community Business Program has partnered with Grow With Google to host workshops that will teach people the digital skills that will grow their careers and businesses. Upcoming "Grow With Google" workshops will be available on our Workshop Calendar, and resources can be found on our "Watch Past Workshops" page (links above).
Strategic Business Consulting
The Encova Center facilitates mutually beneficial partnerships between WVU students in various undergraduate and graduate programs and West Virginia businesses through student experiential projects.
LESSONS LEARNED FROM COVID-19 WEBINARS
6/23 @ 11am
CREATING CLARITY & FOCUS OUT OF THE COVID FOG
Utilize Tools and Strategies to Streamline and Bulletproof your Business
through any Future Economic Storms
Geoff Skadra, Founder, Focus First Business Advisors
Register in advance for this meeting: https://wvu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcucuytrDwjGdOIwr266PLAK5U961Gp9LBG
6/25 @ 11am
THE HIT LAB INNOVATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS DURING COVID-19
Learn about New Ideas and Solutions the HIT Lab Team are Exploring
Dr. Ajay Aluri, WVU HIT Lab & Chambers College
Register in advance for this meeting: https://wvu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqdeyurz4tGNLTPxoHoEuTPkC8S8JHVh6T
6/30 @ 11am
SPRING BACK INTO ACTION WITH GOOGLE'S BUSINESS INSIGHT TOOLS
Learn How to use Google Analytics to Gain Insights About How Consumers Engage with
Anna Carrier, Community Business Program Lead, WVU Encova Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and resource parter Grow with Google
Register in advance for this meeting: https://wvu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJclcOurrzwrEtbUA2_rd7Ukz7mB9mbRSvYQ
7/2 @ 11am
PLANNING & MANAGING PPP LOAN FORGIVENESS
Navigating your Finances Post COVID-19
Frank Goldsborough, Small Business Development Center
Register in advance for this meeting: https://wvu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIudeCurz4qGN37HmEYJSl_Nl4a4XOgLAPg