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.


Research Links

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

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.

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


Comparisons to industry standards

General business issues/how to's

Free census lookups

Demographic data

Demographic reports / lifestyle characteristics / free Zip Code information.

Business listings / location of competitors within radius of business.

Dun & Bradstreet data and free prospecting lists.

Free Credit Report, small charge for Credit Score.

Ohio vendor's license information and forms.

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

Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation forms.

Center for Innovative Food Technology

The Goering Center for Family and Private Business.