SBDC Program

  • Business Plan Development
  • Business Management
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Financial Management
  • Professional & Technical Referrals
  • Information & Resources
  • Mentorship
  • Training

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Our Goals

Our goal is to accelerate Ohio's economy by helping people start, sustain and grow their businesses.  Our Vision is to help transform Ohio into an innovative, entrepreneurial-based culture.

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Resources

Research Links

www.odod.state.oh.us/edd/1ststop

Ohio's 1st Stop Business Connection provides start-up business kits.

 www.sba.gov

Information on starting, financing and expanding a business. Includes "How to Start a Business on a Shoestring Budget", a free online training course for entrepreneurs.  

http://www.business.gov/

The U.S. Business Advisor provides one-stop access to Federal government information, services and transactions.

http://www.cincytechusa.com/

CincyTechUSA

eVenturing.org 

Comparisons to industry standards

http://entreworld.org
http://peerspectives.org

General business issues/how to's

  http://www.melissadata.com/

Free census lookups

http://www.census.gov/

Demographic data  

http://www.esribis.com/

Demographic reports / lifestyle characteristics / free Zip Code information.

http://www.infospace.com/

Business listings / location of competitors within radius of business.

http://www.zapdata.com/

Dun & Bradstreet data and free prospecting lists.

http://www.annualcreditreport.com/

Free Credit Report, small charge for Credit Score.

http://tax.ohio.gov/divisions/sales_and_use/license.stm

Ohio vendor's license information and forms.  

http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/businessServices.aspx

Ohio business name registration, filing forms for LLC or S Corporation.

http://www.ohiobwc.com/employer/forms/coverage/default.asp

Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation forms.

http://www.cift.eisc.org/

Center for Innovative Food Technology

http://www.goering.uc.edu/

The Goering Center for Family and Private Business.