About Us

Mission: Accelerate business success

Vision: To be THE resource for business success!

The Ohio Small Business Development Centers at Columbus State Community College (Ohio SBDC) is a public / private partnership supported in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Ohio Development Services Agency, Columbus State Community College, the City of Columbus and other local partners. We serve a nine county district including Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Licking, Logan, Madison, Pickaway and Union counties.

We are part of America’s SBDC national network comprised of over 1000 Centers across the U.S. including 28 in Ohio. The Ohio SBDC Network provides one-on-one advising, by Certified Business Advisors, at no cost and conduct no or low cost business training. We focus on all industries and business needs from seed to maturity and everything stage in-between. And for those in Manufacturing and Technology, International Trade and Latino businesses you’ll be happy to know we have an Advisor dedicated to each of your specific needs.


Why work with the Ohio SBDC?

Statewide our clients start 1.8 businesses each business day.

Every 60 minutes our clients create and retain 1.59 jobs and generate $14,813 in new sales

(Source IMPLAN® Fiscal Year 2012)


 In 2014 the Ohio SBDC at Columbus State:

  • Advised 720 Clients
  • Provided business training to 2450 attendees
  • Assisted in the creation and retention of 1382 jobs
  • Helped start 68 new businesses

In 2014 Ohio SBDC Advisors were also able to assist our clients in achieving the following financial gains:

  • Capital Infusion $8,303,425
  • Gov / Private Contracts $1,520,000
  • Client Sales Increase $12,373,700