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TorsionX tools get a STEP up with international business

West Virginia Development Office marks 10th anniversary of STEP grant program TorsionX tools are manufactured in West Virginia and increasingly sold around the world. STEP into bigger market potential One component in TorsionX’s marketing toolbox is the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). The STEP program launched 10 years ago to help small businesses overcome the […]

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Export trade mission and STEP grant help dock builder land half-million-dollar project in Nicaragua

SBA STEP program celebrates 10 years of helping businesses grow export sales  A West Virginia company completed a half-million-dollar project in the picturesque beach town of San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua.  Small business makes splash with export The project began when American Muscle Docks and Fabrication (AMD) joined the U.S. Commercial Service Trade Mission […]

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WV SBDC deputy director, coaches, earn Certified Business Advisor certificates

Graduate-level program confirms business coaching skills and knowledge CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Three members of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC) have added new credentials to their professional training. WV SBDC Deputy Director Steve Johnson, Business Coach Donna Schramm and Business Coach Marsa Myers recently received Certified Business Advisor (CBA) certificates. They completed […]

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WV Development Office Helping Costume Maker Improve Export Strategy

Dale Morton, owner of Dale Morton Studio Mascot Costumes, has been a small business owner for nearly 20 years whose self-made success has allowed him to reach clients all over the United States and in countries as far as Germany, England and Spain. Now, he’s looking to expand his market by working with the West […]

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Expense Assist elevates cost control to high-tech art

  Gary Bohm’s time used to be swept away in a daily deluge of paper invoices and contracts. He ran a cost reduction consulting firm that analyzed business costs.   “I knew there had to be a better way,” he said. Not finding a solution on the market, he created his own.

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