Special Thanks to our Premier Sponsor!
InnovateHer Regional Pitch Competition 2016
SBA, in partnership with Microsoft, is launching a nationwide prize competition to find the most innovative products and services that help impact and empower women’s lives. The Small Business Development Center at LCCC and the Women’s Business Center of Cleveland are proud to host InnovateHER 2016 Regional Competition.
To compete submit a business plan or use template from SBDC. Click here.
Must be received by 10/28/15.
Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
From those business plan submissions up to 10 finalists will be selected by November 4th.
Live pitch to local judges on November 12th.
Top 3 winners of the regional competition will receive prize packages. 1st place winner moves to semi-finalist round for a chance to be selected to pitch in D.C. in March for a chance to win cash prizes provided by Microsoft.
November 12, 2015
Co-Sponsors: Ohio SBDC at LCCC, Women's Business Center, SBA, ECDI, LCCC
Understanding Business Lending
Are you thinking about getting a loan for your business? Do you know what information the banker will need from you? Have you ever wondered what kind of criteria the underwriters use? Join us for this informative session and get all of your questions answered!
October 13, 2015 3:00pm-5:00pm
Presented by Dave Jezewski, Director of Business Development for Community Star Credit Union
The Secrets to Succeeding in Sales
Being successful in sales is part art and part science. First, it is NOT about selling something. It is about the art of helping others; building relationships based on trust and understanding; being authentic, genuine, knowledgeable and focused on the needs and wants of others. And oh yes… there is the science part as well - it is indeed also about process. An 8-step process to be exact! Whether you are new to sales or a veteran – you will walk away with immediately actionable tools to increase your sales success!
October 20, 2015 8:30am-10:00am
Presented by Roxanne Kaufman Elliott, President and i3 Master Coach, ProLaureate, Ltd.
The Ohio Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide a high-impact, front-line program designed to facilitate small business growth, job creation and access to capital. SBDCs provide confidential one-to-one business advising at no cost, management training and education programs, and technical assistance to entrepreneurs and small business owners. Ohio SBDC Network also includes the specialty programs –International Trade Assistance Centers (ITAC) and Manufacturing and Technology and Technology Small Business Development Centers (MTSBDC). Each center is staffed with highly-trained, industry experts to assist the local small business community with growth strategies.
The Ohio SBDC is the only statewide system that works with entrepreneurs in all industries, at all stages of business growth. Through access to a wide range of services and resources, the SBDC meets the needs of the experienced and the prospective small business owner at his/her level of sophistication helping transition to the next level of business insight and understanding growth.
The Ohio SBDC Network provides assistance in:
- Access to Capital (business loan assistance)
- Buying or Selling a Business
- Management and HR
- Business Plan Development
- Government Contracting
- Marketing Research and Strategies
- Strategic Planning
- and more…
Please click here to become registered with our Center.
If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email us at LorainSBDC@lorainccc.edu!
Services for Established Business Owners
Step 1 Click here to register with our Center
Step 2 Call 440-366-4370, or email LorainSBDC@lorainccc.edu to schedule an appointment
Step 3 Click here to view and register for upcoming workshops and seminars designed for established companies
**New workshops are added to our schedule every month
Pre-Venture and Early Start-Up Services
Step 1 Click here to register with our Center
Step 2 Register for and attend two workshops specially designed to help early entrepreneurs through the basics. These two workshops (Business Start-Up Basics I and II) are pre-requisites to scheduling business advising sessions with SBDC Counselors
- Click here to view our updated 2015 schedule
- Click here to register for Business Start-Up Basics Workshops I and/or II and/or III
If you have ever attended LCCC, you may also be eligible to receive assistance from Blackstone Launchpad. For more information, visit www.lorainccc.edu/blackstone.
Step 3 Once you have attended both Business Basics I and II classes and are ready to schedule your first business advising session, please contact us at 440-366-4370 or LorainSBDC@lorainccc.edu . We will respond within three days with appointment options. We appreciate your patience.
Additional Services and Programs
FEBE3: Fostering Entrepreneurial Business Education (www.febe3.com)
Blackstone LaunchPad, GLIDE and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will offer a free networking group every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m., in LCCC's Desich Business and Entrepreneurship Center beginning July 10, 2013. The group is open to all and will include a presentation from a local resource or entrepreneur. Participants will have an opportunity to meet with other entrepreneurs and network with other students and alumni.
Dunkin Donuts will provide free coffee.
Click here to learn more and to register.
If you have ever attended LCCC, you may also be eligible to receive assistance from the Blackstone Launchpad! For more information, please visit www.lorainccc.edu/blackstone
and other helpful links
Business Basics I PowerPoint
Business Basics II PowerPoint
Business Basics III PowerPoint
Business Plan Template
SBA New Business and Startup Initiatives
Ohio Secretary of State
Ohio One Stop
LCCC Campus Map
||The Small Business Development Center of Ohio (SBDC) program is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The 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 440-366-4370.|