WVCAP Client Spotlight: Buzz Foods.

February 1, 2023 10:00 am

Buzz Foods is a locally-owned and operated business in Charleston, WV that has been providing world-class meat and seafood to chefs in hotels, resorts, and other establishments since 1938. The company is currently owned and operated by Dickinson Gould, who is the 3rd generation to own and operate the business. With a reputation for providing honest food, advice, and service, Buzz Foods is a trusted name in the industry. In this blog, you’ll learn: How West Virginia Capital Access Program helps small businesses and startups looking to get funded How WVCAP client Buzz Foods used the Collateral Support program to[...]

Groundhog Day: How To Avoid Repetition & Take Action To Meet Your Business Goals

February 1, 2023 8:00 am

The movie Groundhog Day tells the story of a weatherman who is stuck in a time loop, reliving the same day over and over again. While the movie is a comedy, repetition, and stagnation can be too real for many business owners. Just like the weatherman in the movie, you can break out of the cycle and achieve your goals. This blog post will explore identifying signs of repetition and the importance of setting specific goals and taking action to meet your business goals. In this blog, you’ll learn: How you can identify signs of repetition in your business and[...]

One Big Reason To Compliment Your Business Today

January 6, 2023 6:30 am

Complement Your Customers & Employees As we move into the new year, it’s a great time to look at how you can start 2023 with positivity in your business. The start of the year is an opportune time to reflect on what you achieved in the previous 12 months and set yourself up for success in the coming year. Whether you’re starting a new business or looking to grow your current startup, there are a few key emotions and strategies you can take to ensure that 2023 starts off with a bang. This blog post will cover how you can[...]

How To Review Your Business’s Performance in 2022 & Prepare For The Year Ahead

January 3, 2023 11:30 am

With the new year just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about analyzing your business performance in 2023. As the business world continues to evolve, companies need to track their performance and adjust as needed. This means understanding where you are now, where you want to be, and how to get there. In this article, we will discuss the key components of analyzing your business performance and provide actionable tips for improving your results in 2022.   In this blog, you’ll learn: How to determine which goals are most useful for the year ahead & what you should[...]

How To Prepare Your Business For The End of the Year

December 1, 2022 3:00 am

As the end of the year approaches, it’s time to start thinking about how you can prepare your business for the future. Here are a few things you can do to get started: Evaluate your current marketing strategy and objectives. Are you on track to achieve your goals? If not, what can you do differently in the coming year? In this blog, we’ll discuss how you can prepare your business for the end of the year.   Take stock of your inventory and make sure you have enough to meet customer demand during the holiday season. Review your budget and[...]

Raking Up The Leaves: How To Prepare Your Business For Winter

December 1, 2022 3:00 am

As the weather gets colder and we move closer to winter, it’s important to start thinking about how this will impact your business operations. There are a few key things you can do to make sure your business is prepared for winter weather. Take the time to investigate what will help your employees save more money and how your customers can enjoy their online or physical shopping experiences as the snow falls and the ice builds up. In this blog, we’ll give you some additional strategies to prepare your business for winter (not just raking up the leaves found on[...]

In Honor of Thanksgiving

November 15, 2022 7:30 am

The season of Fall is a time for change. The leaves change color, the weather gets cooler, and people’s routines often change as well. Fall is also a season of gratitude. This is the time of year when people often reflect on what they are thankful for, and businesses look for new opportunities to grow and expand. Gratitude is good for our mental and physical health. It can help reduce stress, improve our moods, and increase our overall sense of well-being. In honor of thanksgiving, 3 Steps To Startup would like to share what we’re thankful for and how we[...]

West Virginia Capital Access Program (WVCAP) Expands Small Business Funding Opportunities

November 15, 2022 7:30 am

West Virginia Capital Access Program (WVCAP) Expands Small Business Funding Opportunities Small businesses and startups are the backbone of the American economy. They are responsible for nearly two-thirds of all new jobs in the US each year, and they have a huge impact on local communities. But despite their importance, small businesses and startups often have a hard time accessing the funding they need to grow and thrive. The West Virginia Capital Access Program (WVCAP) is changing that reality as it gives credit-worthy small businesses and startups access to nontraditional funding opportunities.   What Is The West Virginia Capital Access[...]

How To Avoid The Tricks & Earn More Treats For Your Business This Halloween

October 18, 2022 7:30 am

Which way will your business go this Halloween? Trick or treat? Many business owners get so caught up in the festivities of the season, they don’t realize all the little “tricks” that can pop up and cause havoc for their business. Here are a few tips to avoid the tricks and focus on the treats this Halloween.   In this blog you’ll learn: How to avoid tricks that can derail your business’ success this Halloween Which treats help move your business towards long-term success How 3 Steps To Startup will help can help you grow your business for years after[...]

3 Marketing Strategies Entrepreneurs Should Implement This Columbus Day

October 4, 2022 7:30 am

Columbus day is the perfect day to start a business or focus on improving your startup with easy tips and strategies to help you expand your customer base and market your products better. This federal holiday commemorates the day Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas, and it’s a great day to start something new. Whether you’re starting a physical or online business, today is a great day to get the ball rolling. So if you’ve been thinking about starting a business, today is the day to do it!   In this blog you’ll learn: How Columbus Day should push you[...]