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

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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Events

Business Start-Up

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Designed for new and pre-venture entrepreneurs. This FREE workshop is a pre-requisite to scheduling private one-to-one business advising sessions with SBDC counselors. You will discover if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur. This workshop will focus on the business idea, logistics of a business, and the process of how to be successful. This workshop will introduce the steps in starting your own business, learn new techniques to make decisions and how to take actions, types of business structures, how to register your business with the Secretary of State, where to find resources, and more.
Speaker: Beth Gantz - SBDC Advisor
Thursday, October 06, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Are you thinking about starting a business? Have you recently launched a business? This workshop will introduce the steps in starting your own business. You will discover if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur. You will learn the following: - Why you need a business plan - The Components of a business plan - The different types of businesses - How to register your business through the Secretary of State's web site - The basics of budgeting, tracking expenses and pricing - Plus more!
Speaker: Beth Gantz, SBDC Advisor

Business Planning

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Planning a Business: Why do you need one? Anyone who is starting a business or thinking about starting a business will need to have a plan. Business plans can be boring and useless if not done properly. The Business Model Canvas is designed to focus the business on the strategic elements that matter most and have the greatest impact on driving growth. Learn the business blocks (infrastructure, customers, finances, resources, etc.) of business planning. You will leave with a great start to your business foundation and a road map to success.
Speaker: Beth Gantz, SBDC Advisor & Ana Badillo, SBDC Advisor

Business Start-Up

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Learn the basics of business bookkeeping. Learn the basics of a Balance Sheet, a Profit & Loss Statement, keeping track of your business revenue and expenses, using accounting software vs. spreadsheets and how to set up a basic chart of accounts. This workshop is designed to help the newer business owner or pre-venture business owner organize and keep track of their financials.
Speaker: Beth Gantz & Ana Badillo, SBDC Advisors

Business Planning

Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Planning a Business: Why do you need one? Anyone who is starting a business or thinking about starting a business will need to have a plan. Business plans can be boring and useless if not done properly. The Business Model Canvas is designed to focus the business on the strategic elements that matter most and have the greatest impact on driving growth. Learn the business blocks (infrastructure, customers, finances, resources, etc.) of business planning. You will leave with a great start to your business foundation and a road map to success.
Speaker: Beth Gantz, SBDC Advisor & Ana Badillo, SBDC Advisor

Human Resources

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
This workshop is designed for small business owners that have 1- 50 employees and will assist you in making sure your basic HR compliance is in order. Learn the basics and regulatory hot topics, updates on recent regulatory changes and how they apply to your business. You will learn tips on how to protect yourself and your employees by utilizing appropriate employee forms, files and employee handbooks. Sample of topics: -FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act), -ADA (American’s with Disabilities Act), -Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, -IRCA (Immigration Reform and Control Act), and more. This is designed to be a small group of employers that can interact and discuss very specific issues.
Speaker: Michele Hicks - Lighthouse HR Group, LLC

Business Planning

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
This interactive class will help you learn the in’s and out’s of using Instagram for your business. Learn how to engage your audience, build followers, create content and how to use #hashtags effectively.
Speaker: Presented by Lindsay Sims of Lauren Loft Social
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Location

The Richard Desich Business and Entrepreneurship Center (DEC)151 Innovation Drive
Elyria, OH 44035
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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 ex. 6-2711.
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