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Charleston Branch Office
405 Capitol Street Suite 412
Charleston, WV 25301
United States
Phone: 304-347-5220

About West Virginia District Office

The West Virginia District Office is responsible for the delivery of SBA's many programs and services throughout the entire state of West Virginia.

Services Available

Over the years, the SBA has developed many small business loan and assistance programs, special outreach efforts and initiatives to aid and inform small businesses. The following describes briefly all the services and information available through this office:

 

  • Free counseling, advice and information on starting a business through the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE).

  • Financial assistance for new or existing businesses through guaranteed loans made by area bank and non-bank lenders. For more information, contact Rick Haney at (304) 623-7449 or Emma Wilson at (304) 347-5220.

  • Free consulting services through the network of Small Business Development Centers. SBDCs also conduct training events throughout the district - some require a nominal registration fee.

  • Assistance to businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals through the Minority Enterprise Development Program. For more information, contact Melissa Loder at (304) 623-5631 Ext. 224. Orientation workshops for the 8(a) Program are held regularly - please consult the Calendar of Events on the SBA homepage for a location near you.

  • Women's Business Ownership Representatives are available to advise women business owners. If you've established your business, we want to help you obtain government contracts! Contact Kimberly Donahue at (304) 347-5220.

  • Special loan programs are available for businesses involved in international trade.

  • If you're a credit-worthy veteran, you can get a guaranteed loan. Our Veterans Affairs Officer is available to assist you. Call Rick Haney at (304) 623-7449 for information.

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