Business Development & Entrepreneurship

Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)


The Backbone of Ohio’s Economy
Accelerating Ohio’s economy by helping people start, sustain and grow their business
The Ohio Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide business counseling and assistance to individuals who are either starting or growing their business. Each center is staffed with highly-trained, Certified Business Advisors (CBA) to help small businesses and entrepreneurs with development and growth to increase sales and create jobs in their local communities.

Services Include:
  • Business assessment evaluation
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Financial projections development
  • One-on-One business counseling
  • Identifying sources of capital
  • Market feasibility and research
  • Marketing strategy development
  • Strategic business planning
  • Workshops and training programs

One-on-One Business Counseling

The Ohio SBDC Certified Business Advisors utilize a business coaching process to assess the business situation and work with entrepreneurs to think through problems, identify needs, find options and pinpoint solutions. Advisors assist with acquisition of capital through relationships with lenders and investors.

Training and Education Programs

The Ohio SBDC Network offers hundreds of little to no-cost courses, seminars and workshops to provide up-to-date information on a variety of business topics to educate entrepreneurs and small business owners about new and innovative processes. From the idea stage, to starting, to sustaining and growing to new markets, the Ohio SBDC is here to help.

For more information, visit our website at:
sbdc.development.ohio.gov
or call 513-487-1155
Email: sbdc@ulgso.org

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