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Union Institute & University - satellite of SBDC at the Greater Cincinnati Urban League
Union Institute & University

Phone: Phone: 513-487-1155
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District Director: Karla Boldery

Comprehensive business management and education services.
Free, confidential, in-depth, one-on-one counseling and low- or no-cost training.

  • Strategic Planning
  • eCounseling
  • Technical Assistance
  • Quality-Based Assessments
  • Information about Federal, State and Local Programs
  • Loan Packaging Assistance

Online Request for Counseling


Business Start-Up

Friday, April 25, 2014 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The Small Business Development Series - Session One (" The Resources Network " ) is designed to introduce small business owners and future entrepreneurs to available resources on the local, state, and federal levels. This seminar will be presented by professionals in the banking, business development assistance, franchising opportunities, and procurement industries. Please register in advance as seating is limited.
Speaker: Glenn Clevenger, Cincinnati Branch Manager, SBA Patrick Longo HCDC Director,


Friday, May 02, 2014 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Learn about CMHA's Procurement Process, MBE/WBE and our section 3 Program
Speaker: Robert Bell Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority , MBE/WBE Coordinator , Section 3 Compliance Coordinator

Financial Analysis

Saturday, May 10, 2014 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
This class will assist you with any financial , budgeting & banking issues you may be facing in your business endevors
Speaker: Ayanna Wallace Financial Opportunity Center with Urban League Greater Cincinnati; Sherri Miller Assistant VP Branch Manger Hunting National Bank: Britt Scearce Emery Financial
Thursday, May 15, 2014 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This class will teach you how to create a business plan , you will nned a 2 gig flash drive to down load the formate.
Speaker: Thomas Dillingham Jr of Ohio Small Business

Legal Issues

Friday, May 23, 2014 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The Small Business Development Series - Session Two ( Starting Right & Beyond ) This session is designed to introduce small business owners to the legal, insurance and financial resources available to develop a firm foundation at the start up stage of their business venture.
Speaker: Thomas Dillingham Jr., Ohio Small Business Development Center, Advisor, Patrick Nesbitt, Attorney, Jerald Tillman, Tillman Insurance Agency, Alex Alvarez, Business Management Services, LLC


Wednesday, June 04, 2014 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
FastTrac NewVenture, specifically for entrepreneurs in the early stages of business development, provides the tools to develop your business concept, determine the viability of the business concept, and outline the critical steps to a successful business launch. This class is for veterans current and or past The course is 30 hours over 10 weeks
Speaker: TBD

Access to Capital

Friday, June 27, 2014 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Small Business Series Session Three " Access to Capital "
Speaker: TBD
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