When starting any business, it’s critical to (at a minimum) outline rough parameters through a business plan. This foundational piece allows all parties involved to define roles, set goals and really tackle the operational components that will help navigate growth and tasks as needed. And while traditional business plans can include a daunting 30+ page document that engrosses everything, the WV Small Business Development Center provides a simple template to help you get started.
Business Model Canvas
The Business Model Canvas was invented by Alexander Osterwalder, a Swiss entrepreneur, business theorist and consultant. Osterwalder has written and co-authored several books, including “Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, And Challengers.”
About the WV Small Business Development Center
One of the most valuable assets to the small business community throughout West Virginia is the West Virginia Small Business Development Center.
“The West Virginia Small Business Development Center provides expert guidance to help small businesses succeed. We provide the services and assistance your business needs throughout the development process including concept, startup and growth. Our statewide network of business coaches partner with you – and collaborate with each other – to help you move your business to the next level. Many of our coaches have entrepreneurial experience themselves.”
WV SBDC provides highly skilled coaches throughout the state who are certified in a range of talent including exporting, innovation, economic development, finance and marketing. For more information on their services, visit their website at wvsbdc.com
Fiercely devoted and passionate about helping businesses grow, Jessi is the owner of LovelyPixels, a boutique design and marketing studio in the heart of downtown Martinsburg, WV.