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Small Business Help

The Small Business Development Centers of Ohio Network serves Ohio's entrepreneurs through a unified network of counseling centers throughout the state.

1st Stop Business Connection 
The 1st Stop Business Connection provides start-up kits to potential entrepreneurs on-line. Each kit is tailored to the type of business being started and also contains the information and forms common to most start-up businesses. The center staff has researched, written and updated  different checklist for specific types of businesses.

Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)
Provides existing and potential entrepreneurs with assistance on topics such as starting a business, managing a business, marketing plans, financials and human resources. Business consulting is free, confidential and one-on-one. Training is also provided for free or at little cost. For more information, contact your local center.

Export Assistance 
The Export Assistance Centers serve as the first point of contact for new-to-export businesses, as well as those businesses expanding into new areas. Services include export readiness assessment, international marketing plans, market research, export compliance education, and access to export financing. Business consulting is free, confidential and one-on-one. Training is also provided for free or at little cost. For more information, contact your local center.

Latino Small Business Development Center (Latino SBDC) 
Centro Latino para el Desarrollo de la Pequeña Empresa
Centro Empresarial Latino (CEL)

The Ohio Small Business Development Centers have partnered with the Latino Community Association of Ohio, a community organization, to create the Ohio Latino Small Business Development Center to provide business management services, education and training to Spanish speaking entrepreneurs in Ohio. The Ohio Latino SBDC will provide three basic services: consulting, educational programs, and information, along with specialized services to build Latino small firms’ capacity to compete effectively in domestic and international markets.

Los Centros de Desarrollo del Pequeña Empresa de Ohio se han asociado con la Asociación de la Comunidad Latina de Ohio, una organización sin ánimo de lucro de la comunidad latina, para crear el Centro Latino para el Desarrollo de la Pequeña Empresa para proporcionar servicios de dirección de empresa, educación y formación profesional a empresarios de habla española en Ohio. El Centro Latino para el Desarrollo de la Pequeña Empresa (CEL) proporciona tres servicios básicos – consultaría, programas educativos e información empresarial – así como servicios profesionales para crear empresas latinas con capacidad de competir eficientemente en el mercado doméstico e internacional.


Updated 3/29/2018 10:25:04 AM
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Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Ohio SBDC program is also funded in part by the Ohio Development Services Agency. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. For arrangements, call the Ohio SBDC at 614-466-2711 or (800) 848-1300.
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