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.


These services are provided by local staff, volunteers and partnering small businesses throughout Ohio. The Small Business Development Center program is funded through a coop agreement with SBA, the Ohio Department of Development and local sponsoring organizations.

  • Business Management
  •  Pricing, Products and Services
  •  Taxes
  •  Financial Analysis and Cost Controls
  •  Licenses and Permits
  •  Business Planning
  •  Accounting and Recordkeeping
  •  Marketing
  •  Loan Packaging
  •  Human Resources
  •  Buying/Selling Businesses
  •  Business Legal Entities
  •  Customer Service
  • Training & Educational Assistance
  •  Starting a Business
  •  Federal, State and Local Business Taxes
  •  Legal Issues
  •  Doing Business with the Government
  •  Marketing Fundamentals
  •  Insurance Fundamentals
  •  International Trade
  •  Business Financing
  •  NxLevel Entrpreneurial Training
  •  Human Resources
  •  Online Marketing and Sales
  •  Advanced QuickBooks


The Ohio 1st Stop Business Connection provides free information and forms on business name registration, permits, licenses, taxes, articles of incorporation/organization, workers' compensation, unemployment compensation, and other business issues and documents.  For a free packet call 1.800.248.4040 or visit