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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

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, 6 sessions ending Tuesday, March 22
Join us for a 6 Week Course. Our new hands-on workshop empowers you to grow your business or turn your idea into a business! Throughout the course you will gain the following: - Build your Business Model Canvas - Gain understanding of your industry, market and customer - Complete your cost worksheet and financial projections - Properly set up your accounting and recordkeeping With course completion you will get a 3 month membership to the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce and a special package for your business banking with Talmer Bank. In addition, you will receive a complimentary industry specific IBIS World Report.
Speaker: Lisa Hutson, Director SBDC

International Trade

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
The World is big find out how to REACH THE OTHER 95% Export is a tremendous way to balance your business, create new sales opportunities and broaden your horizons. Learn how to prepare for export, learn ways to find and enter new markets, and discover how to overcome barriers and risks and more. Find out if Exporting is an option for your business! Discover the many free and low-cost opportunities to reach the rest of the world!
Speaker: Nate Ward, Director International Trade Assistance Center

Business Start-Up

Thursday, February 25, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Introduction to Entrepreneurship 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: Lisa Hutson, Director - SBDC
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Organizing Guru & De-Cluttering Coach Christina Hidek of Streamlined Living will break down the organizing process into actionable steps that you can implement today to immediately make a dramatic difference in your business. The approach shared will cut down on the clutter and chaos, increase productivity and organization, and restore sanity to your life. Take-away strategies to lay the foundation for business growth will be discussed in this interactive session. Don't miss this chance to prime your business for outstanding growth!
Speaker: Christina Hidek of Streamlined Living
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Introduction to Entrepreneurship 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: Lisa Hutson, Director - SBDC

Access to Capital

Tuesday, April 05, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
April 5th & 12th A two-part workshop series + workbook on how to create Revenue-Generating Milestones (TM) to make the money and get the investment your company needs. Some topics covered: - 6 steps on how to create investment-ready financials - How to connect income and revenue-generating expenses - How to present your business to investors
Speaker: Nichelle McCall, Tech CEO, Startup Strategist, and Speaker
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Location

The Richard Desich Business and Entrepreneurship Center (DEC)151 Innovation Drive
Elyria, OH 44035
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