The WV Hive is positioned to help aspiring and existing business owners launch and grow successful businesses throughout Southern West Virginia. By serving 12 of the southern-most counties, the WV Hive Network brings one-on-one assistance and advanced technology capabilities to markets typically undervalued.
Get started today and you will be signed up for two-session WV Hive Orientation Workshop (Hive 101 and Hive 102). These sessions will introduce you to business processes and walk you through the first steps of business modeling. You will also have the opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs and small business owners entering the WV Hive program. After successful completion of these sessions, you will be invited to become a WV Hive client!!
WV Hive Services
WV Hive Business Advisors offer one-on-one advising, meeting the business or entrepreneur at any stage. Learn how to take an idea to market, build a business from the ground up, or throttle an existing business to successfully capture more of your target market.
WV Hive wants to provide activities that focus on the potential within people. Throughout the year, we host training opportunities that will create human connections and build trust using the CO.STARTERS philosophy.
Co-working and incubation space at our Beckley location includes nearly 4,000 square feet of customized working space for businesses and is available at minimal cost.
Access to funding is a fundamental component to the entrepreneurial experience. At the Hive, we know businesses in our service area struggle to connect to the critical resources for funding and therefore have dedicated ourselves to building a bridge to help overcome this barrier. Regardless of your capital needs, your Hive business advisor can help you choose your best opportunity.
The WV Hive wants to provide easy access to a variety of business resources, both statewide and countywide. Compiled all in one place, clients can learn more about the options for their business.
WV Hive also offers technical assistance funds to assist qualifying clients with professional service expenses that would otherwise be unavailable to entrepreneurs. Some examples of technical assistance include marketing needs, financial guidance, legal counsel, or feasibility studies for complex markets.