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Small Business Development Centers of Ohio (SBDC)

Since 1985, the SBDC program has fostered a strong climate for small business growth with many local community partners including college and universities, economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, and other community organizations. Our statewide network offers a wide range of services including:

  • Business assessment valuation
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Financial projections development
  • Free one-on-one business counseling
  • Identifying sources of capital
  • Inventory control assessment
  • Market feasibility and research
  • Marketing strategy development
  • Strategic business planning
  • Workshops and training programs

Register your business for training today! Click your region below to see what trainings and programs are available.

MBE FBE DBE Certification Workshop  

When: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Topic: Government Contracting
Location: Columbus State Community College, Workforce Development Center
315 Cleveland Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Fee: $25.00
To register and for more information, click here.

Cómo empezar su propio negocio (BASE Start-Up Workshop) 

Cuando: Jueves, 15 de Septiembre 2016
Hora: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tema: El inicio de negocios
Ubicación: Columbus State Community College, Workforce Development Center
315 Cleveland Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Fee: FREE
Para registrarse y obtener más información, haga clic aquí.

QuickBooks for Beginners 

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Topic: Tax Planning
Location: Columbus State Community College, Workforce Development Center
315 Cleveland Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Fee: $65.00
To register and for more information, click here.

Market Your Way to Success 

When: Friday, September 30, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Topic: Marketing Planning
Location: Innovate New Albany
8000 Walton Pkwy, New Albany, Ohio 43054
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

 

High-Performing Non-Profit Series - Fraud Prevention & Financial Control

When: Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Topic: Other
Location: Lorain County Community College (LCCC), Spitzer Center
1005 North Abbe Road
Elyria, Ohio 44035
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Standout Subject Lines  

When: Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time: 9:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Topic: Marketing Planning
Location: Kent State University Tuscarawas Campus, Tolloty Incubator
1776 Tech Park Drive Northeast
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Business Essentials I and II

When: Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Topic: Business Planning
Location: The Urban League of Greater Cleveland
2930 Prospect Avenue East
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Fee: $99.00
To register and for more information, click here.

Get Your Business Online

When: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Topic: Technology
Location: The Urban League of Greater Cleveland
2930 Prospect Avenue East
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Financial Accountability Series I & II

When: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Topic: Accounting/Budget/Inventory Setup
Location: The Urban League of Greater Cleveland
2930 Prospect Avenue East
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Business Basics  

When: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Topic: Business Start-Up
Location: Summit Medina Business Alliance
Akron Global Business Accelerator Building
526 South Main Street, Suite 813
Akron, Ohio 44311
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Crowdfunding Best Practices  

When: Thursday, September 15, 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Topic: Technology
Location: Kent State University Stark Campus
Conference Center North Canton
6000 Frank Avenue Northwest
Canton, Ohio 44720
Fee: $15.00
To register and for more information, click here.

How to Write a Business Plan  

When: Thursday, September 15, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Topic: Business Planning
Location: Summit Medina Business Alliance
Akron Global Business Accelerator Building
526 South Main Street, Suite 813
Akron, Ohio 44311
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

GrowthWheel Action Plan

When: Thursday, September 15, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Topic: Strategic Planning
Location: Lorain County Community College, The Richard Desich Business and Entrepreneurship Center (DEC)
151 Innovation Drive
Elyria, Ohio 44035
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Pitching to Investors

When: Thursday, September 15, 2016
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Topic: Access to Capital
Location: Cleveland State University, Cleveland Heights Public Library
Knowledge and Innovation Center
2340 Lee Road - 2nd Floor
Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Social Media Marketing for Professional Organizations  

When: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time: 9:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Topic: Marketing Planning
Location: Kent State University Tuscarawas Campus, Tolloty Incubator
1776 Tech Park Drive Northeast
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Grow: Using GrowthWheel to Expand Your Business

When: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Topic: Business Planning
Location: Northeast Ohio Hispanic Center of Economic Development Cleveland
2511 Clark Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44109
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Kick Your Action Plan in Gear

When: Monday, September 26, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Topic: TBD
Location: The Urban League of Greater Cleveland
2930 Prospect Avenue East
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

QuickBooks Workshop

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Topic: Accounting/Budget/Inventory Setup
Location: Lakeland Community College - Holden University Center
4242 State Route 306
Kirtland, Ohio 44094
Fee: $49.00
To register and for more information, click here.

Social Media Advanced Tips & Tricks  

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time: 9:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Topic: Marketing Planning
Location: Kent State University Tuscarawas Campus, Tolloty Incubator
1776 Tech Park Drive Northeast
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Make Your Business Legal

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Topic: Legal Issues
Location: The Urban League of Greater Cleveland
2930 Prospect Avenue East
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Elevator Pitch

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Topic: Business Planning
Location: Lorain County Community College, The Richard Desich Business and Entrepreneurship Center (DEC)
151 Innovation Drive
Elyria, Ohio 44035
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

It's Time to Get Shelf Made  

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Topic: Business Start-Up
Location: Lorain County Community College, The Richard Desich Business and Entrepreneurship Center (DEC)
151 Innovation Drive
Elyria, Ohio 44035
Fee: $249.00
To register and for more information, click here.

Exporting 101 - Norwalk

When: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Topic: International Trade
Location: TBD
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Access to Capital

When: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Topic: Access to Capital
Location: The Urban League of Greater Cleveland
2930 Prospect Avenue East
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Intro to Entrepreneurship

When: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Topic: Business Start-Up
Location: MidPoint Campus Brunswick
50 Pearl Road, Suite 300
Brunswick, Ohio 44212
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Develop or Rewrite Your Business Model Canvas

When: Friday, September 30, 2016
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Topic: TBD
Location: Cleveland State University, Cleveland Heights Public Library
Knowledge and Innovation Center
2340 Lee Road - 2nd Floor
Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Small Business Basics  

When: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Topic: Business Planning
Location: Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce, Conference Room
19 West Market Street, Suite C
Tiffin, Ohio 44883
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Pathways to Success

When: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Topic: Business Start-Up
Location: Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, Thomas Edison Building
300 Madison Avenue, Suite 200
Toledo, Ohio 43604
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Small Business Basics  

When: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Topic: TBD
Location: Erie County Chamber of Commerce, Conference Room
225 West Washington Row
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Pathways to Success

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Topic: Business Start-Up
Location: Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, Thomas Edison Building
300 Madison Avenue, Suite 200
Toledo, Ohio 43604
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Small Business Basics  

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Topic: TBD
Location: Terra State Community College, Building A, Room 312
2830 Napoleon Road
Fremont, Ohio 43420
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Doing Business in Canada

When: Friday, September 30, 2016
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Topic: International Trade
Location: Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, Thomas Edison Building
300 Madison Avenue, Suite 200
Toledo, Ohio 43604
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Adobe Photoshop  

When: Thursday, September 15, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Topic: Other
Location: Tri-County Adult Career Center
15676 State Route 691
Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Advance Excel

When: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Topic: Accounting/Budget/Inventory Setup
Location: Tri-County Adult Career Center
15676 State Route 691
Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Advance QuickBooks

When: Friday, September 23, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Topic: Accounting/Budget/Inventory Setup
Location: Tri-County Adult Career Center
15676 State Route 691
Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

PowerPoint/Prezi  

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Topic: Other
Location: Tri-County Adult Career Center
15676 State Route 691
Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Social Media 101

When: Friday, September 30, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Topic: Other
Location: Tri-County Adult Career Center
15676 State Route 691
Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Financial Planning Overview

When: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Topic: Accounting/Budget/Inventory Setup
Location: Greater Cincinnati Urban League, Union Institute & University
440 East McMillan Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

"How can they help me start or grow my business"

When: Friday, September 16, 2016
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Topic: TBD
Location: The Hamilton Mill
20 High Street
Hamilton, Ohio 45011
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Small Business Procurement

When: Friday, September 23, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Topic: Government Contracting
Location: Urban League of Greater Cincinnati
3458 Reading Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Market Research Overview

When: Monday, September 26, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Topic: Marketing Planning
Location: Greater Cincinnati Urban League, Union Institute & University
440 East McMillan Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Start Up Tuesday

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Topic: Business Start-Up
Location: Greater Cincinnati Urban League, Union Institute & University
440 East McMillan Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Start Up Tuesdays

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Topic: TBD
Location: Greater Cincinnati Urban League, Union Institute & University
440 East McMillan Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Food & Entertainment Services Cohort  

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Topic: Other
Location: Greater Cincinnati Urban League, Union Institute & University
440 East McMillan Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Market Research that Won't Break the Bank

When: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Topic: Marketing Planning
Location: The Entrepreneurs Center
714 East Monument Avenue
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

New Business Information Session

When: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Topic: Business Start-Up
Location: The Entrepreneurs Center
714 East Monument Avenue
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

The Small Business Development Series: Small Business Procurement

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Topic: Government Contracting
Location: SBDC, Inc.
300 East Auburn Avenue
Springfield, Ohio 45505
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

Small Business Start-Up 101

When: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: SBDC, Inc.
300 East Auburn Avenue
Springfield, Ohio 45505
Fee: FREE
To register and for more information, click here.

The Small Business Development Centers of Ohio program is partially funded by the Ohio Development Services Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The support given through such funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of any of the co-sponsor(s)' or participant(s)' opinions, products, or services. Special arrangements for disabled individuals will be made if requested in advance. The program is offered through a partnership between the Ohio Development Services Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration, and is provided on a nondiscriminatory basis.