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SBDC at Lorain County Community College
The Richard Desich Business and Entrepreneurship Center (DEC)

Phone: 440-366-4370
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Center Director: Lisa Hutson

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

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Wednesday, December 02, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Join us as we review some major components to building and growing a creative business. We will have mini sessions for marketing, social media, and accounting. Thank you to our partners Cleveland Craft Connection and CustomerBoom.
Speaker: Presenters: Tara Tonsetic, Cleveland Craft Connection and Lindsay Sims, CustomerBoom.

Business Start-Up

Thursday, December 03, 2015 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Overview covers basics of entrepreneurship, business planning and research, regulatory overview, financing and record keeping. This workshop will help you determine key areas to focus on as you start your business. This workshop is also a pre-requisite for pre-venture businesses to schedule a confidential one-to-one business advising session.
Speaker: Lisa Hutson
Friday, December 11, 2015 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Learn the basics on how to project your true start-up costs, your potential sales figures, costs and estimate your potential profits. This workshop will assist you with designing the financial section of your Business Plan.
Speaker: Lisa Hutson
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The Richard Desich Business and Entrepreneurship Center (DEC)151 Innovation Drive
Elyria, OH 44035
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