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If you’re looking to start up a business in Berkeley County, Build-Up Berkeley is the perfect opportunity to get your business idea off the ground.
Successful businesses create a better Berkeley County. Build-Up Berkeley will allow entrepreneurs from all walks of life access to much-needed capital to take their enterprise to the next level. Entrepreneurs will be provided with the opportunity to meet and network with business educators, experts, mentors, and successful business owners. The education series is designed for business plan development and will include information vital to business ownership.
Introduction to Small Business and Business Plan Outline Part 1:
Thursday, September 14th, 2023
Introduction to Small Business and Business Plan Outline Part 2:
Thursday, September 21st, 2023
Financials and Legal, what you need to know about business structure, taxes and financial statements:
Thursday, September 28th, 2023
Marketing Your Business:
Thursday, October 5th, 2023
Credit, how to build it, and how your credit score affects your business:
Thursday, October 12th, 2023
Personnel and Commercial Insurance information to help build you a successful business:
Thursday, October 19th, 2023
*Business plan due by 5:00 p.m. (via link provided)*
Pitch Practice – Audio/Visual Flash Drive Due
Thursday, October 26, 2023
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m
2023 Build-Up Berkeley
Live Presentation and Awards
(Open to the Public)
Thursday, November 2nd, 2023
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
All participants who complete the education series will receive educational credits provided by Blue Ridge Community and Technical College as well as professionally edited headshots provided by SC Studios.
Following the educational series, participants will submit a business plan and pitch before a panel of judges for a chance to win grant awards as follows:
Regardless of whether the entrepreneur wins or not, each participant will receive valuable education and mentoring. The Build-Up Berkeley education sessions will introduce participants to the concepts, practices, and tools necessary for business success. Successful businesses build-up Berkeley!
300 Foxcroft Avenue, Suite 201
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Combined with her strong work ethic of integrity and excellence, she is committed to the success of individuals and businesses.
Carol holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor’s in Business Education. She served as the Executive Director of the Region 9 Planning and Development Counsel from 2006-2013. She is currently employed as a full-time professor in the College of Business at Shepherd University and a part-time business coach for the WV Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in the Eastern Panhandle.