Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
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.
Preparing to pivot
LCCC’s Small Business Development Center helps businesses brace for the unexpected.
Learn more about how the SBDC can help you future-proof your business.
Creating jobs in Lorain County
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
- Management and HR
- Business Plan Development
- Government Contracting
- Marketing Research and Strategies
- Strategic Planning
- and more…
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.
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.
If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email us at LorainSBDC@lorainccc.edu.
Templates, Spreadsheets, and other helpful links
Business Plan Template
SBA New Business and Startup Initiatives
Ohio Secretary of State