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LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Akron
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Akron
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Akron Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing, training,...View details

Akron
Women's Network Inc
A membership organization for business owners and professional women in the northeastern part of Ohio. Ongoing networking events, mentoring, and seminars are offered to members and to the public. Contact:...View details

Ashland
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Ashland Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Athens
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Athens
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Ohio University
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Athens
Women's Business Resource Program of Southeastern Ohio
Supports women-owned businesses through a variety of services that focus on expanding networking opportunities, including support groups, monthly networking luncheons and an annual Women in Business...View details

Cambridge
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Zane State College
Serving Belmont, Guernsey, and Muskingum counties, the SBDC network offers free, confidential, in-depth business counseling by highly trained professionals who are experts at assisting new business...View details

Canton
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Canton Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Cincinnati
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Cincinnati
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Greater Cincinnati Urban League
The SBDC offers comprehensive business management and education services including free confidential, one-on-one and eCounseling and low- or no-cost training in areas of Strategic Planning, ...View details

Cleveland
Glenville Development Corporation (GDC)
The GDC Commercial Development Team actively seeks, encourages and assists business locating to the area/Empowerment Zone. Services provided include micro enterprise assistance, business educational...View details

Cleveland
NEO411.biz
NEO411.biz provides referrals to entrepreneurs in Northeast Ohio via partnerships made up of key service providers throughout the region. NEO411.biz connects entrepreneurs to resources in the...View details

Cleveland
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Columbus
Central Ohio Manufacturing Small Business Development Center
Ohio Manufacturing and Defense Transition (OMDT) MSBDCs serve as the initial point of contact for information, resources, referrals and counseling for small manufacturing businesses and defense-dependent...View details

Columbus
Ohio Women's Business Development Council, Inc
Provides private-sector certification for women business owners, as well as training in e-commerce and procurement issues. Contact: Linda Steward, Program Director...View details

Columbus
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Columbus Region
Central Ohio Small Business Development Center
The Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Columbus State Community College is a public-private partnership supported by the US Small Business Administration, the Ohio Department of...View details

Dayton
Ohio Manufacturing and Technology Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Serves as the initial point of contact for information, resources, referrals and counseling for small manufacturing businesses and defense-dependent industries. View Ohio SBDC contact information. Contact:...View details

Dayton
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Dayton
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Dayton Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Defiance
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Defiance Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Elyria
Women's Development Center
A long-term training program that focuses first on personal development and then on entrepreneurship. The center targets primarily low-income women and also assists women with packaging loan...View details

Fremont
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Fremont Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Kent
Kent Regional Business Alliance (KRBA)
The Kent Regional Business Alliance (KRBA) is a team of Northeast Ohio organizations dedicated to promoting small business in Ohio. KRBA provides services (including free business consulting)...View details

Kent
Kent State University Manufacturing Small Business Development Center
Ohio Manufacturing and Defense Transition (OMDT) MSBDCs serve as the initial point of contact for information, resources, referrals and counseling for small manufacturing businesses and defense-dependent...View details

Kettering
Dayton Manufacturing Small Business Development Center
Ohio Manufacturing and Defense Transition (OMDT) MSBDCs serve as the initial point of contact for information, resources, referrals and counseling for small manufacturing businesses and defense-dependent...View details

Lima
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Lima Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Lorain
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Lorain Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Mansfield
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Marietta
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Marietta Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Maumee
Women's Entrepreneurial Network
Sponsors multiple networking groups, an annual women business owners conference, and training opportunities. WEN has a creative and flexible mentoring program that works for all members. Contact:...View details

Middletown
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Middletown Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Milford
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Milford Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

New Philadelphia
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) New Philadelphia Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Newark
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

North Canton
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Painesville
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Painesville Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Piketon
Ohio State University-Piketon Manufacturing Small Business Development Center
Ohio Manufacturing and Defense Transition (OMDT) MSBDCs serve as the initial point of contact for information, resources, referrals and counseling for small manufacturing businesses and defense-dependent...View details

Piketon
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Piketon Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Springfield
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Springfield Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Toledo
Lake Erie Manufacturing Small Business Development Center
Ohio Manufacturing and Defense Transition (OMDT) MSBDCs serve as the initial point of contact for information, resources, referrals and counseling for small manufacturing businesses and defense-dependent...View details

Toledo
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Youngstown
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Youngstown
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Youngstown Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Statewide
Ohio Manufacturing and Defense Transition Lead Office
Ohio Manufacturing and Defense Transition (OMDT) SBDCs serve as the initial point of contact for information, resources, referrals and counseling for small manufacturing businesses and defense-dependent...View details

Statewide
Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission
Assists eligible individuals with disabilities to attain employment or self-employment, and self-sufficiency by providing a range of services including training, counseling and referrals to business...View details

Nationwide
Accion USA
ACCION USA is a private, nonprofit organization that provides microloans, business training and other financial services to low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs who are unable to access bank...View details

Nationwide
Disability Resources, Inc
Works to promote and improve awareness, availability and accessibility of information that can help people with disabilities live, learn, love, work and play independently....View details

Nationwide
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
Serves as the a focal point for small businesses interested in doing business with the Department of Energy (DOE) and administers the Department's small business program by establishing goals,...View details

Nationwide
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE offers free, confidential small business advice for anyone looking to start, grow and succeed in business. With a national volunteer network of over 13,000 business mentors and 350 chapters,...View details

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