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Small Business Development Centers


Growing and sustaining a business requires hard work and a variety of skills. No business owner can be in expert in all aspects of business operations. The Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) help businesses identify financing, sell to new customers and make key decisions that help businesses grow, increase sales and create jobs.


With more than 20 Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) across the state, these centers offer free, confidential one-on-one business advising, market research, management training, educational programs and technical assistance to help Ohio businesses develop and grow. The Ohio SBDC Network also includes a specialty program, the Export Assistance Network to help businesses improve export initiatives or export for the first time.

For Whom

Entrepreneurs in all industries and at all stages of growth.

Program Contact

Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Abigail Kaselak, Program Specialist (614) 466-5188

How Much

No cost for advising services, little to no-cost cost for training programs

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