Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Identify growth strategies for your small business.

SBDC at LCCC LogoThe 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.

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  Click here to register with our Center.

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

Step 3   Click here for upcoming workshops.

**New workshops are added to our schedule every month

Pre-Venture and Early Start-Up Services

Step 1  Click here to register with our Center.

Step 2  Click here to register for Introduction to Entrepreneurship workshop. This workshop is a pre-requisite to scheduling business advising sessions with SBDC Counselors.

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.

Additional Services and Programs

FEBE³:  Fostering Entrepreneurial Business Education (www.febe3.com)
A free networking group every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m., in LCCC’s Desich Business and Entrepreneurship Center. Dunkin Donuts will provide free coffee.

Click here to learn more and to register.

SBDC Upcoming Events

August 9, 2016
Introduction to Entrepreneurship

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August 16, 2016
Hiring Your First Employee

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August 23, 2016
The Basics of Setting up a Business Website

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August 25, 2016
High-Performing Non-Profit Series – Good Governance & the Role of the Board

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August 30, 2016
E3 Empowerment Education Entrepreneurs

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September 13, 2016
High-Performing Non-Profit Series – Fraud Prevention & Financial Control

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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

PowerPoints, Spreadsheets, and other helpful links

Business Basics I PowerPoint
Business Basics II PowerPoint
Business Basics III PowerPoint

Balance Sheet
Income Statement

Business Plan Template
Projections Sheet

SBA New Business and Startup Initiatives

SBA.gov
Ohio Secretary of State

Ohio One Stop


A Special Thanks to SBDC Premier Sponsors

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The Small Business Development Center of Ohio (SBDC) program is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBDC program is also funded in part by the Ohio Development Services Agency. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. For arrangements, call the Ohio SBDC at 440-366-4370.