The Small Business Success Center
Come Learn With Us
The Small Business Success Center (SBSC) serves as an entrepreneurial hub to help cultivate entrepreneurship, start new businesses, and support existing businesses.
The SBSC is operated by the Bluefield WV Economic Development Authority (BEDA) with assistance from the CREATE Opportunity Partners. Since 2016, BEDA has hosted multiple classes and information sessions in which a CREATE Opportunity partner provides information and support on different topics. Our training programs/classes are tailored to provide support for the needs of our business owners and entrepreneurs as captured through our annual Small Business Survey.
My Own Business Institute (MOBI)
In June 2020, BEDA announced a partnership with the My Own Business Institute (MOBI) at Santa Clara University. MOBI is the world’s leading provider of free online education for entrepreneurs. Through this partnership, BEDA fulfilled the long-term goal of an Entrepreneur’s Bootcamp & Business Expansion Curriculum and is able to do so virtually. These online modules are self-paced, fast-tracked, and 100% free for anyone. Established business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs are welcome to inquire. BEDA currently has 170+ enrollees and 19 graduates with plans for a graduation.
We offer local business owners + aspiring entrepreneurs free training on topics ranging from marketing, business operations, and customer support.
We are committed to getting what you need into your hands. From connecting you to the WV Small Business Development Center, giving you insight into how to expand in an Opportunity Zone, and connecting you to our free online training courses through MOBI.