B&E expands entrepreneurial initiatives with addition of in-house business coach

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The West
Virginia University College
of Business and Economics
has strengthened its commitment to entrepreneurship by adding a business coach
in the BrickStreet Center for Innovation and

Deborah Magyar is the new West Virginia Small Business
Development Center business coach at B&E, an addition WVU’s business school
dean said reaffirms a dedication to fostering entrepreneurship and transforming
the business landscape across the state.

“The addition
of another entrepreneurial expert to the BrickStreet Center team is further
evidence of our commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship,” said Javier Reyes,
B&E Milan Puskar Dean. “What Deborah Magyar brings to the table is a varied
skill set that is designed to help empower entrepreneurship, as well as connect
the resources of the center and this business school to the business community.”

Joining the
statewide network of business coaches under the WVSBDC, Magyar serves small
businesses in Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston and Taylor counties,
providing confidential, one-on-one consulting for businesses in the start-up
stage, businesses interested in improving or expanding and those looking to
sell or are in a succession planning stage – the full life-cycle of the
business. This WVSBDC-B&E partnership is win-win as both students and local
communities now have access to SBDC services.

“As a business
coach, I am here to support and help people gain access to capital, deal with
operational issues and human resource issues,” Magyar said. “The support I am
here to provide is for business planning, financial analysis, marketing,
advertising or any need a business may have.”

“Many companies
and entrepreneurs contact the BrickStreet Center for assistance in starting and
growing their businesses,” said Steven Cutright, director of the BrickStreet Center. “Having
a business coach in the center allows us to provide these one-on-one services
and mentorship to new entrepreneurs, helping them with all aspects of their
venture. Deborah is smart, focused and motivated, …

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