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.

 

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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

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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.

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:

RoadMap to Nonprofit Success-Getting the Grant – ZOOM
April 1, 2021
9-10 a.m.
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Creating a Cohesive Marketing Campaign – ZOOM
April 13, 2021
Noon to 1 p.m.
Register Here

Scratchmade – ZOOM
April 25, 2021
6-8:30 p.m.
Register Here

RoadMap to Nonprofit Success-Securing Corporate Support  – ZOOM
May 6, 2021
9-10 a.m.
Register Here

RoadMap to Nonprofit Success-Keep Your Donors  – ZOOM
June 3, 2021
9-10 a.m.
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Accounting and Record Keeping  – ZOOM
June 14, 2021
10 a.m. to Noon
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

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