Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

 

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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.

 

Creating jobs in Lorain County

Play CLE
Bryan Metzger, general manager at Play: CLE

Read the Story:  Creating jobs in Lorain County – Greg Carlin hits a home run with the help of the Small Business Development Center

 

Meeting Your Needs

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…
      

Getting Started

Established Business Owners

Step 1  Register with our Center

Step 2  Call 440-366-4370, or email LorainSBDC@lorainccc.edu to schedule an appointment.

Step 3 See upcoming workshops – New Workshops Coming Soon

**New workshops are added to our schedule every month.

Pre-Venture and Early Start-Up Services

Step 1 Register with our Center.

Step 2  Register to attend one of our many specialty workshops.

If you have ever attended LCCC, you may also be eligible to receive assistance from NEO LaunchNET. For more information, visit http://www.lccclaunch.com.

Step 3   Contact the SBDC us at 440-366-4370 or LorainSBDC@lorainccc.edu.  We will respond within three days with appointment options.   We appreciate your patience.

Upcoming Workshops:

Creating a Video 101 – How to get started – Zoom
August 6, 2020
1:00-2:00 pm
Register Here

Ready to Launch – Webinar
August 13, 2020
10:00-11:30 am
Register Here

Planning a Business (BMC) – Webinar
August 19, 2020
11:00-12:00 pm
Register Here

Planning a Business (BMC) – Webinar
August 27, 2020
10:00-11:30 am
Register Here

Pinterest Advertising: Combining Search and Social – Zoom
August 28, 2020
12:00-2:00 pm
Register Here

Being Consistent on Social Media using Buffer – Zoom
September 18, 2020
12:00-2:00 pm
Register Here

Ready to Launch – Webinar
September 9, 2020
1:00-2:30 pm
Register Here

Planning a Business (BMC) – Webinar
September 23, 2020
1:00-2:30 pm
Register Here

Contact Us

440-366-4370
LorainSBDC@lorainccc.edu

If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email us at LorainSBDC@lorainccc.edu.

 

Resources

Templates, Spreadsheets, and other helpful links

Balance Sheet
Income Statement

Business Plan Template
Projections Sheet

SBA New Business and Startup Initiatives

SBA.gov
Ohio Secretary of State