Startup Monroe Offering Marketing and Money Workshop Series 

UNION, WV – Small businesses and entrepreneurs are invited to join Startup Monroe’s Marketing and Money workshop series, taking place in Peterstown and Union during October and November. Through subject matter experts, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to dive deeper into current trends and issues facing businesses today.   

The series features Roxy Turner, founder and CEO of MARZ Strategies speaking on online tools for marketing and e-commerce platforms, and Bryan Seldomridge, partner in Seldomridge & Shafer CPAs giving solid tax and accounting advice. Presentations will be followed by a time for businesses to ask questions specific to their businesses.  

These workshops are a continuation of the Startup Monroe series, funded by a USDA grant to Friends of Monroe, with collaboration from Monroe County WVU Extension and Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Program. 

Ruthana Beezley, Executive Director of Greenbrier Valley EDC explained the importance of business development classes, no matter the industry. “Access to hands-on learning and sharing opportunities like these are essential to helping small businesses in our rural region.  Startup Monroe is all about helping local people realize their business goals and contribute to a healthy economy.”  

The series is as follows: 

  • Google for Business – October 11th, 6 p.m. at Sandtrap Cafe, Fountain Springs Golf Course in Peterstown, WV – Learn how to use simple Google tools to market your business and products online. Find easy and often free ways to increase your presence online, without spending a ton of time or money. 
  • Accounting Tips and Tricks – October 25th, 6 p.m. at Sandtrap Cafe, Fountain Springs Golf Course in Peterstown, WV – From the type of entity selection to maximizing tax credits, learn how to make sound money decisions and maximize your tax savings. 
  • Grow your Market – Go Online – November 8th, 6 p.m. at Union Senior Center, Health Center Drive in Union, WV – Learn about the online platforms that can take your products to new markets like Etsy and Ebay. 
  • Prepping for your Small Business Tax Return – November 29th, 6 p.m. at Union Senior Center, Health Center Drive in Union, WV – Everything you’ve wondered about your small business tax return but were afraid to ask. 

The Marketing and Money Series is open to Monroe County residents and entrepreneurs in surrounding counties. Light refreshments will be offered. Classes are free, but registration is requested. 

Register at or call 304-772-3003. 


Startup Monroe is funded in part by USDA with the partnership of Friends of Monroe, Monroe County WVU Extension, and Greenbrier Valley EDC. Start Up Monroe is a program to support those with new or potential enterprises, as well as entrepreneurs evolving to transfer ownership or managerial roles or expand services.