Small Business Development Center



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Special Events

February 16, 2016  

E3 Empowerment Education Entrepreneurs:

Join us for a 6 Week Course. 
Our new hands-on workshop empowers you to grow your business or turn your idea into a business! Throughout the course you will gain the following: 

  • Build your Business Model Canvas
  • Gain understanding of your industry, market and customer
  • Complete your cost worksheet and financial projections
  • Properly set up your accounting and bookkeeping
With course completion you will get a 3 month membership to the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce and a special package for your business banking with Talmer Bank. In addition, you will receive a complimentary industry specific IBIS World Report.

Presenter: Lisa Hutson, Director SBDC

Click here to register now.

February 24, 2016 
Exporting 101:

The World is big; find out how to REACH THE OTHER 95%.
Export is a trem
endous way to balance your business, create new sales opportunities and broaden your horizons.
Learn how to prepare for export, learn ways to find and enter new markets, and discover how to overcome barriers, risks and more. Find out if Exporting is an option for your business!

Presenter: Nate Ward, Director International Trade Assistance Center

Click here to register now.

February 25, 2016 
Introduction to Entrepreneurship:

Are you thinking about starting a business? Have you recently launched a business? This workshop will introduce the steps in starting your own business. You will discover if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur. You will learn the following:

  • Why you need a business plan
  • The components of a business plan
  • The different types of businesses
  • How to register your business through the Secretary of State's website
  • The basics of budgeting, tracking expenses & pricing
  • Plus more!
Presenter: Lisa Hutson, Director SBDC

Click here to register now.


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. 

If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email us at!

Services for Established Business Owners

Step 1  Click here to register with our Center

Step 2  Call 440-366-4370, or email 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 the Introduction to Entrepreneurship workshop specially designed to help early entrepreneurs through the basics. This workshop is a pre-requisite to scheduling business advising sessions with SBDC Counselors.

  • Click here to register for Introduction to Entrepreneurship workshop

If you have ever attended LCCC, you may also be eligible to receive assistance from Blackstone Launchpad. For more information, visit

Additional Services and Programs

FEBE3:  Fostering Entrepreneurial Business Education (

NEO LaunchNET, 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 NEO LaunchNET! For more information, please visit


PowerPoints, Spreadsheets,
and other helpful links

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

Balance Sheet
Income Statement

Business Plan Template
Projections Sheet

SBA New Business and Startup Initiatives
Ohio Secretary of State

Ohio One Stop

LCCC Campus Map 


  Business Boot Camp 





    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.









LCCC to Undergo Quality Review

Lorain County Community College is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency.

The College will host a visit March 21-23, 2016, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).  The team will review the institution's ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.

Click here to learn more

15 to Finish: Add a Late-Start Class Today

Take at least 15 credit hours per semester and you'll be closer to graduation and closer to your career. There’s still time to add a class to your schedule. Late-start courses begin February 22, March 21 and April 4.
Click here to see the short-term class schedule and to register.

Presidential Search

The search for a president to succeed retiring President Dr. Roy A. Church is officially underway.
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