Small Business Development Center

 Entrepreneurship Innovation Institute

Special Thanks to our Premier Sponsor!

 

Special Events

Global Entrepreneurship Week
Nov 17-23, 2014 

Special Business Basics Workshop

November 17, 2014 2-4pm

Register here!

Networking Tips

November 17, 2014 4-5:30

Join Diane Helbig, an internationally recognized business and leadership development coach, and consultant, as she discusses tips about successful networking for business owners. This short presentation will be followed by an opportunity to network!

Register here!

Presented by Diane Helbig, Seize this Day


Boots to Business
(Veteran Entrepreneur Training)

November 18-19, 2014

Program 9:00am-4:00pm

Boots to Business (B2B) is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and the SBDC. This two day curriculum provides valuable assistance to veterans and their families exploring self-employment opportunities by leading them through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and the foundational knowledge required for developing a business plan.  This program is valuable to veterans who are thinking of starting a business or already own a business and want to develop their business acumen. Participants are also introduced to SBDC and SBA resources available to help assess start-up capital and additional technical assistance. This program is available free of charge to service members, spouses and their dependents.


Presented by Earl Gregorich, SBDC Wright State Director

Register here!      

 Sponsored by:

  


Time Management is a Silly Idea! It Just Doesn't Work. Learn What Does!

In business, time is your most valuable asset. Getting the most out of your time increases your profitability and results. At this seminar you will learn; 

  • The 3 Keys to getting the most out of your time
  • The 3 Approaches to evaluating your time
  • You will leave with practical tools for immediate implementation!

If you find yourself saying; "I'm too busy" or "I don't have enough time" or "I couldn't get to it" -Come to this informative and valuable seminar and learn how to have time on your side!

Register here!

November 14, 2014, 8am-10am

Presented by Dennis Willis, ActionCoach

 

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
  • Exporting
  • 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. 

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 schedule
  • Click here to register for Business Start-Up Basics Workshops I and/or II

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


 

 

Resources

PowerPoints, Spreadsheets,
and other helpful links

Business Basics I PowerPoint
Business Basics II PowerPoint
Business Basics III PowerPoint

Balance Sheet
Income Statement
Projections Sheet

SBA New Business and Startup Initiatives

SBA.gov
Ohio Secretary of State

LCCC Campus Map 

Parking lot construction is occuring between October 2014 and January 2015. Please be prepared for detours when visiting us.

This Campus Map contains suggested routes.

 

 

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    The Small Business Development Cented 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.
 

 

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