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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: Kimberly Plzak

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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Business Start-Up

Friday, April 17, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 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: Susan Patton

Legal Issues

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
The Ohio Department of Agriculture has rules and regulations that you must comply with if you are baking in your home and then selling your goods. If you attend this seminar you will learn the following: -What are the differences and distinctions between cottage foods and home bakeries? -What are the 16 cottage foods that you are allowed to make? -What are the labeling requirements? -What’s involved in obtaining a home bakery license? And much, much more! Participants will go home with valuable information to ensure that their in-home bakery follows the law, is safe, and will make good treats to eat for years to come.
Speaker: Chris Corpus, Wegman, Hessler and Vanderburg and Joann Dunlevey, S.I.T., Food Safety Specialist, Ohio Department of Agriculture

Business Start-Up

Thursday, April 30, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 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: Susan Patton
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The Richard Desich Business and Entrepreneurship Center (DEC)151 Innovation Drive
Elyria, OH 44035
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