Birth of A Business - Course Community

Launch your entrepreneurial journey at West Virginia State University.


Welcome to the Birth of A Business course at West Virginia State University!

Hi! I'm your course instructor, Allayah and I am the founder and CEO of Str8 Biz Consulting. We are excited to bring you this six-week course, designed to help you learn the essential knowledge and skills you need to start and manage your own business. From understanding different business legal structures to developing a marketing and branding strategy, you will be well-equipped to launch your entrepreneurial journey by the end of the course. 

In addition to learning from experienced entrepreneurs and industry experts, you will also have the opportunity to gain real-world experience by working on your own example business project. This course is the perfect opportunity for you to develop your entrepreneurial skills and take your business idea to the next level.

We are excited to have you join us on this journey of learning and discovery. Click the "Request to Join" button above to get access to the course community. You will be able to access all class recordings and resources for the duration of the course. I can't wait to see you in the course community! 

Community Guidelines

 This is a place where students can come to learn, collaborate, and support each other on their entrepreneurial journey.

In order to create a positive and productive learning environment, we ask that all members of the community adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Be respectful. Treat others with kindness and consideration, even if you disagree with them.
  • Be helpful. Be willing to share your knowledge and expertise with others.
  • Be constructive. When providing feedback, be specific and actionable. Avoid personal attacks.
  • Stay on topic. Keep discussions relevant to the course material and avoid posting spam or off-topic content.
  • Be mindful of your language. Avoid using profanity or offensive language.

If you see any behavior that violates these guidelines, please report it to the instructor.

We want this community to be a place where everyone feels safe and comfortable sharing their ideas and participating in discussions. By following these guidelines, you can help us create a positive and productive learning environment for all.