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Export Counseling

Contact Information

Office Locations

Overview

International markets provide opportunities for businesses to increase sales and create jobs. Many small companies don't have the expertise or resources to expand their business into international markets. The SBDC Export Assistance Network Directors help companies to expand globally.

For Whom

The Ohio SBDC Export Assistance Network, located across the state, provide companies with no-cost, in-depth counseling.

Benefits

SBDC Export Assistance Network Directors at each center perform international market research and advise businesses on exporting. Free to low-cost services include:

  • Cultural and Language Assistance
  • Custom Market Research
  • Due Diligence
  • Export Education: documentation, logistics, etc.
  • Export Readiness Assessments
  • Financial Assistance
  • Identifying Local Marketing Tools
  • International Partner Searches
  • Local Product Requirements
  • Trade Missions

Akron

Ohio Small Business Development Center hosted by Cleveland State University
Alex Simons, Trade Counselor
1860 E. 18th Street, BU308
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
(216) 802-3381
a.j.simon19@csuohio.edu 

Cleveland

Ohio Small Business Development Center hosted by Cleveland State University
Monte Ahuja College of Business
Nathaniel Ward, SBDC Export Assistance Network Director
1860 E. 18th Street, BU308
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
(216) 523-7347
(216) 687-9331 Fax
n.t.ward54@csuohio.edu

Columbus

Ohio Small Business Development Center hosted by Columbus State Community College
Roberta Winch, SBDC Export Assistance Network Director
320 N. Grant Avenue, Room 1062
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 287-3850
rwinch@cscc.edu

Dayton/Cincinnati

Ohio Small Business Development Center hosted by The Entrepreneurs Center
Kathy Marshalek, SBDC Export Assistance Network Director
714 E. Monument Avenue
Dayton, Ohio 45402
(937) 531-6612
kmarshalek@tecdayton.com

Piketon

Ohio Small Business Development Center hosted by The Ohio State University South Centers
Kelly O’Bryant, SBDC Export Assistance Network Director
1864 Shyville Road
Piketon, Ohio 45661
(740) 289-2071 ext. 235
(740) 289-4591 Fax
obryant.6@osu.edu

Toledo

Ohio Small Business Development Center hosted by the Toledo Chamber of Commerce
Sabrina D'Onofrio, SBDC Export Assistance Network Director
300 Madison Avenue, Suite 200
Toledo, Ohio 43604
(419) 243-8191 ext. 248
(419) 241-8302 Fax
sabrina.donofrio@toledochamber.com

Youngstown

Ohio Small Business Development Center hosted by Youngstown State University
Mousa Kassis, SBDC Export Assistance Network Director
1 University Plaza
Youngstown, Ohio 44502
(330) 941-2145
(330) 941-2144 Fax
mhkassis@ysu.edu