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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 Planning

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
You know you shouldn’t decorate your house if the foundation is falling in, or the old line from the good book about building a house on sand, right? Same holds true when it comes to marketing your business – you need to create a strong foundation before you go doing any kind of advertising or marketing. After all, running an ad to drive traffic to a bad (or no) website isn’t smart. Or, promoting the “best cheeseburger in town” when it’s not and the customer service is bad will just leave a bad taste in the mouth – literally. So, at this lunch n learn, learn from marketing and brand experience expert Rodger Roeser, owner of The Eisen Agency, on how to create a strong, distinct and fully branded foundation that will hold up to most extravagant (or modest) marketing ideas and plans. You bring your lunch and we will provide the education. Each week we will cover a different topic that will help you and your business gain knowledge and accelerate growth!
Speaker: Rodger Roser, The Eisen Agency

Business Start-Up

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 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: Suzie Dills, SBDC Advisor
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 3:00 PM to 5:00 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.

Business Planning

Thursday, February 23, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
You bring your lunch and we will provide the education. Each week we will cover a different topic that will help you and your business gain knowledge and accelerate growth!
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Blog 101: Tips and Tricks to get started! You bring your lunch and we will provide the education. Each week we will cover a different topic that will help you and your business gain knowledge and accelerate growth!
Speaker: Presented by SBDC Staff

Business Start-Up

Wednesday, March 01, 2017 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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. LOCATION : Lorain Learning Center 201 West Erie Lorain, OH 44052
Speaker: Ana Badillo, SBDC Advisor

Marketing Planning

Thursday, March 02, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
This workshop helps entrepreneurs learn how they can gain a degree of control with their owned, earned and paid online presence.
Speaker: Lisa Hutson, Director SBDC
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Location

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