How To Start A Business In West Virginia
Entrepreneurship in West Virginia
West Virginia natives have invented everyday objects from the steamship to the billboard. It's no wonder so many great entrepreneurs have come from West Virginia.
With people like Doug Tate (CEO of Alpha Technologies), and Charles Toney (Founder of C Adam Toney Tires Pros) to look up to, the people of West Virginia love to lead entrepreneurial teams that change the world.
Home to the beautiful Applichan Mountain range, the mountain state is a great place to start your small business.
Registering Your Business
Registering your business is one of the first steps to success.
And with West Virginia’s 25 dollar fee for starting an LLC, it's important you get it right.
Decide what kind of model is right for you (LLP, LLC, Corporation, Sole Proprietorship). Most small businesses start with an LLC. If you’d like an LLC, S-Corp, or C-Corp done for you, we’d be happy to do that on your behalf.
Before you start your business, look around to understand the market in West Virginia.
With an abundance of rich natural resources, West Virginia has a ton of business potential.
According to TaxFoundation.org, West Virginia ranks an awesome 10th in the property tax rank.
Another good way to understand West Virginia’s market is to visit your local Chambers of Commerce.
You can use your local chamber of commerce to identify opportunities and threats in your local community. It’s a great way to get started on the bottom 2 quadrants of your SWOT analysis.
We’d recommend looking through it and identifying competitors in your industry, and identify the points of parity you need to live up to, and how to better leverage your points of differentiation.
West Virginia is full of hard working people that can be amazing assets to your company.
Unemployment rate in West Virginia:
Information from West Virginia.gov
Average annual salary in West Virginia:
28.30 dollars an hour
Information from Zip Recruiter
Education levels for residents of 25 and older:
High school degree or higher:
Bachelor degree or higher:
Information from World Population Review
Price index yearly growth: 11.39%
Medium house price: 119,600 dollars
National average house price: 269,039 dollars
West Virginia is a unique place to start a business. We hope that the resources and points we brought up here will help you start a business there.
If you’d like to dive deeper into how to start a business, check out our much longer article How To Start A Business. Use both of them to get started on the right foot from day one.
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