Small Biz Series – Ask An Expert


The JRTI Company Lab is hosting a series of seminars "Small Biz Series-Ask An Expert!" Mark your calendars for the first Wednesday of each month beginning August 3rd!

The Small Biz Series: Ask An Expert invites entrepreneurs to learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and small business ownership through local subject matter experts. Held virtually, these engaging sessions will include a brief overview and time for Q&A for your business.
Speakers & Sessions Include:

Understanding Intellectual Property for the Emerging Business

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College 13650 Apple Harvest Drive, Martinsburg, WV

This session provides an overview of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and publicity rights as they apply in the small and emerging business sector. While all five areas of intellectual property are briefly discussed, the emphasis focuses on the use of trademark, trade secret, and copyright which are a much lower-cost alternative than patents to create and maintain exclusive business strategies that help the enterprise succeed in the competitive business environment.

Road to Recovery Confrence: A Pathway to Workforce Reentry in WV

Indepenent Bible Church 2306 Hedgesville Road, Martinsburg, WV

As the labor shortage has impacted our nation, there are more job openings than people applying. 

Millions of individuals in substance abuse treatment and recovery are seeking to find stable employment options to reenter the workforce. This impacts our local and state economy and West Virginia families. 

This one-day conference will educate employers about the multiple state and federal resources available to assist them in hiring from an untapped workforce-- people in recovery. Lunch will be provided during a time of fellowship and conversation. 

Business owners and hiring managers can learn about resources and the incentives of “second chance” hiring through federal tax credits, federal bonding programs, on-the-job training funding, recovery friendly practices, and other resources. Learn more by engaging with public agencies and non-profits already making successful reentry for job seekers a reality in the Eastern Panhandle and WV. 
To join us, please RSVP to: Brooke Dillow at by Friday, September 9, 2022

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