Small Business Development Center

       

 Entrepreneurship Innovation Institute

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Seminars

SBA Encore Entrepreneur Seminar

50+ and Starting a Business

Are you nearing retirement and exploring new opportunities? Or, are you wondering how you will generate income once you retire? Whether you are interested in starting a small business right away or are intending to wait until after retirement, now is the time to explore the possibilities. The SBA has a number of resources and tools to help encore entrepreneurs effectively prepare for starting and running a small business, including business planning, mentoring, and financial assistance. This brown bag lunch event will also feature a panel of local "Encore Entrepreneurs" who will discuss their experiences and offer insight and advice.

Presented by:
Gil Goldberg, SBA District Director and the Encore Entrepreneurs

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Registration and Networking 10-10:30 am
Program 10:30am-12:00 pm

Register here!

Special Events

Special Event for Non-Profits -
Raise Your Voice -12 Resolutions for Better Communications

April 30, 2014

Registration and Networking 8am
Presentation 8:30am-10:00am

Every day, meaningful causes are trying harder than ever to get noticed, rise above the noise, inspire change, motivate action, and speak with one voice. Is your cause one of them?
Raise Your Voice pronciples guide how an organization communicates its purpose, character, and culture.
Participants will gain an understanding of how mission-driven design can positively impact their communications and relationships. Who should attend? Non-profit and grant-making executives, board members and communication & development officers.

Presented by Brian Sooy, Design Director of Aspire;
Author, Raise Your Voice: A Cause Manifesto

Register  here!      

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

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.  

 

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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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MyTuition Guarantee

LCCC students now have the opportunity to participate in the MyTuition Guarantee. This new program holds tuition and fee rates for students registering in fall 2014 and spring 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of a degree, whichever comes first.
  
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Hours of Operation

Please note that campus service hours have been adjusted for spring semester. For a list of updated service hours, please visit www.lorainccc.edu/hours

Expect Traffic Delays

Road construction on Abbe Road north of LCCC will resume Monday, April 7. Please expect delays when traveling north from LCCC towards Detroit Road.  
      
Click here for updates and alternate travel routes.

Level Up 2014 Digital Game Development Conference

LCCC will host Level Up 2014 @ LCCC for anyone interested in turning their gaming interest or hobby into a career. 

Friday, May 2
9 a.m to 1 p.m.
Lorain County Community College
Learn more at www.lorainccc.edu/levelup.

1098-T Tax Forms

Students will begin receiving 1098-T tax forms via postal mail in the next several days. Click here for more information about the 1098-T forms.

Save Money on Tuition

Register for 13 to 18 credit hours at LCCC and pay for only 13!

Lorain County WIN

LCCC and the JVS have launched Lorain County WIN (Workforce Innovation Network), a new partnership providing workforce training to Lorain County. Learn more at www.loraincountywins.com.

Mental Health Online Screenings

The Lorain County Board of Mental Health offers a free online screening tool for mental health disorders.

Click here to learn more.