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At the Ohio Small Business Development Center our team stands ready to help you achieve your business goals. Need help in business plan development, market research, social media and outreach strategies? We have advisors who specialize in those areas. Need assistance locating financing options, loan structuring, cash flow analysis, or financial projections? Yeah, we do that too.

There’s no limit to where we can help you grow your business, be it in industry or geographically. Whether you are exploring a new idea or been in business for 30 years, we have the expertise to guide you through starting, sustaining and growing a profitable business. And the best part is we’ll be with you every step of the way at no cost to you.

Success Stories

“Seek advice from the SBDC and your other partners in the small business and economic development arenas. They can provide many services that you wouldn’t necessarily think of that may very well save your business and your livelihood.”

Tammy Brown, Brown’s Tire Sales, LLC.

We're Here To Help Businesses of All Types. In Fact, It's Our Mission.

  • Start-Ups

    As a new business owner your plate is overflowing. From business registration, business plan writing, product / service development, and marketing to selling your products and services and acquiring your first customer. Don’t go it alone. Work with us and take advantage of our decades of technical business assistance experience, our financial partnerships and our connections to business resources.

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  • Growth

    You’ve been running your business for a while, you’re in the black and financially and structurally stable. Now you are ready to increase your sales and develop strategies and processes for profitable-long term growth. We will work to help you maximize sales within your current market, develop new products and evaluate new markets – domestically and internationally.

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  • Maturity

    Thinking about retirement? As a business owner there’s a bit more to it than going to Human Resources, declaring your retirement date and waiting for the party to be thrown in your honor. You have to declare a successor or sell your business. We assist with developing exit strategies, business valuation, selling your company, succession planning, and business acquisition.

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A Wealth of Answers Awaits

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565 new businesses, over 17,000 jobs created and retained, and so much more.

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