Small Business Development Center



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Special Events

Business by the Numbers For People Who Don't Like Numbers 

This class will review basic business financial tools (Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss Statement, Cash Flow Statement) from a different view.  This class is designed for beginners as well as experienced business owners that want to use their financial statements as a tool to gain profitability and strong cash flow.  You will walk away with new ideas and tips on how to manage the finances of your business. 

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May 22, 2015 10am-12pm

Presented by Dennis Willis, Action Coach

A Small Business Look at Protecting Against Fraud

Co-sponsored by LCGP and SBDC

Presentation will include the following topics:

  •  Fraud and deterrence techniques
  •  Common sense look at your company
  •  Recognizing areas where you are exposed
  •  Safeguarding information when dealing with vendors or customer
  •  Protecting confidential information
  •  Restrictive covenants
  •  Employee handbooks

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May 19, 2015 8:30am-9:45am

COST: $20.00 per person (includes continental breakfast)

LOCATION: Cambria Suites Cleveland/Avon (Meeting Room—French Creek II)

35600 Detroit Road Avon, OH 44011

Presented by:
Amy L. DeLuca, Esq. & HR Coordinator— Wickens, Herzer, Panza, Cook & Batista

Thomas Scharf, Partner, CPA, CFF, MAFF— Walthall CPAs

Kathryn Stiwald, CPA, Senior Associate — Walthall CPAs

The Art & Science of Succeeding at 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!

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June 3, 2015 3pm-5pm

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
  • 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. 

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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 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

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

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 .  We will respond within three days with appointment options.   We appreciate your patience.

Additional Services and Programs

FEBE3:  Fostering Entrepreneurial Business Education (

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



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
Ohio Secretary of State

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.




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