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SBA Holds Two Workshops in Ritchie County

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
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Nikki Bowmar | nikki.bowmar@sba.gov | 304-623-7445

The West Virginia District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration holds two workshops in Harrisville on March 18 at the Ritchie County Economic Development Office. Register for the events by contacting SBA’s Economic Development Specialist, Larry Batten at larry.batten@sba.gov or 304-623-7447.


The first workshop, Turning Silver into Gold, at 10:30 a.m. is targeted to those over the age of fifty looking to start a small business. There are over 76 million people over the age of 50 in the country. Statistics show that one in four Americans between the ages of 44 and 70 are interested in starting their own business or nonprofit venture in the next five to ten years. Learn how to turn your silver into gold and join the experts for a free workshop on resources available to you. Individual counseling is available.


The second workshop, the ABC’s of the SBA, at 1:00 p.m. is an overview of the programs and services offered by the SBA. Batten outlines SBA’s core operations of capital, contracting and counseling. A Q&A session is scheduled to follow the workshop.


The Ritchie County Economic Development Office is located at 217 West Main Street in Harrisville. Participants in the workshops include Larry Batten from the West Virginia District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Steve Parks from the Ritchie County EDA, Alex Straight from the WVU Extension Office, and Carol Jackson from the Mid Ohio Valley Regional Council.

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