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Ohio SBDC at Cleveland Urban League
The Urban League of Greater Cleveland

Phone: 216-812-3162
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Center Director: Donna Dabbs

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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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
In this intensive interactive workshop business owners are guided to develop a solid action plan with priorities, goals, and specific actions to launch a marketing campaign, obtain capital, or launch a new product or business.

Legal Issues

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Come prepared to register your business with the State of Ohio. A representative will discuss the different types of legal structures and assist participants with completing the forms for registering their business in the State of Ohio and obtaining a Federal EIN number. In order to attend the workshop there are a few things you must do: 1. You must have selected your business name and checked at the following website (copy and paste it into your browser) to be certain the name is available: 2. You must be prepared to pay the business registration fee. 3. You must pay by credit/debit or bring a check or money order payable to the Ohio Secretary of State.

Business Start-Up

Monday, April 03, 2017 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
An introduction to resources and the necessary requirements for starting your business in Ohio. Learn about vendor licensing, tax requirements, patents and all the fundamentals for your business plan. Participants leave with a "Starting Your Business in Ohio" kit.

Business Planning

Thursday, April 06, 2017 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Whether you're pitching for funding or media Coverage, it's critical that your pitch stand out from the crowd. Learn to articulate your business proposition effectively. There is a $20 non-refundable fee per attendee. There is a one-time opportunity to reschedule to attend the next session if for some reason a participant is unable to attend on the initial date registered.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
During this interactive and highly intense full-day session participants will learn to make the decisions that will help them take action to grow their business. Participants will learn to develop: 1. An attractive business concept 2. A strong organizational focus 3. A lasting customer relations strategy 4. A plan for creating profitable operations There is a $99 non-refundable fee per attendee (fee includes workbooks). There is a one-time opportunity to reschedule to attend the next session if for some reason a participant is unable to attend on the initial date registered.

Accounting/Budget/Inventory Setup

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Part I of Financial Accountability Series participants will learn how to how to complete and understand the business Cash Flow Statement. Part II of Financial Accountability Series is an interactive workshop focused on calculating profit and pricing. You will learn the importance of pricing your product or service for profit.
Speaker: Eric Anderson: MPG Management


Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Create a free website through Google in just 60 minutes during this hands-on and fast moving interactive workshop. Participation prerequisites are as follows: 1. An established a gmail account 2. You must know your gmail account password 3. The website is free but to complete publishing activity participants will need to have a credit/debit card (participants can finish this step later if preferred, however, know that the credit/debit card will not be charged) As seating in this workshop is limited, there is a 5.00 non-refundable registration fee.
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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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