Resources

A list of resources for the 17 Ohio Counties we serve

Google Career Certificate Program

MBAC Cincinnati and Grow with Google are working together to help local employers connect with highly skilled local diverse talent. To support employers looking to fill entry-level jobs, we developed the Google Certificates Hiring Consortium, a group of employers committed to hiring skilled and diverse talent. Employers including Google, Hulu, Best Buy, Walmart and many others have joined to access our highly skilled talent pipeline. When you join the hiring consortium, your company can:

  • Access local talent via our centralized job platform
  • Host customized interview days across multiple geographies
  • Post job requisitions exclusively for program completers

Join the Google Hiring Consortium

Looking to connect with diverse highly skilled local talent? The Google Career Certificates are designed to prepare individuals for a career in IT, data analytics, project management, and user experience design. To connect this highly skilled and diverse talent pipeline to employers like you, we’ve established a free hiring consortium that makes it easy to access local program completers via our centralized job platform and where you can post job requisitions. To learn more or claim your free membership today click here.

Greater Cincinnati Microenterprise Initiative

  • Start-up (0-2years)
  • Low to Moderate Income
  • 0-5 employees
  • Business Start-up Assistance
  • Coaching
  • Access to Capital up to $50,000
  • Entrepreneurial Training Academy for start- up businesses

Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio

  • Established & Growth Oriented
  • Seeking financing
  • Needs Systems
  • 2-3 years in business
  • Sale in excess of $100k+
  • Cincinnati Small Business Development Center https://clients.ohiosbdc.ohio.gov/
  • Ohio River Valley Women’s Council
  • Coaching
  • Quick books Training
  • African American Business Development Program
  • weekly Start-up Tuesday workshops
  • Business Planning
  • Outreach Events

Ohio State University South Center Endeavor Center – Pike County SBDC

  • Start-up (0-2years)
  • Low to Moderate Income
  • 0-5 employees
  • Established & Growth Oriented
  • Seeking financing
  • Needs Systems
  • 2-3 years in business
  • Sales in excess of $100k+
  • Business Start-up Assistance
  • Coaching
  • Access to Capital
  • Business development/accelerator
  • Financing
  • Access to business networks
  • Access to Endeavor Center resources
  • SBDC center
  • Business Planning
  • Educational Business Development Workshops

Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky African American Chamber

  • Minority Owned businesses
  • 1- 10 employees with various revenue ranges
  • Membership
  • Training
  • Promotion
  • Networking Events
  • Advocacy
  • Leadership Development
  • Greater Cincinnati Executive Business Accelerator
  • Sudduth Society Start Up – geared towards smaller businesses
  • AACC Real Estate Fund, LLC
  • Quarterly Real Estate Forum – The Port
  • Partner, Focus, Support, and Lead Initiatives
  • Business Development Workshops

Cincinnati USA Hispanic Chamber

  • Hispanic/Latino Businesses
  • Membership programs
  • Promotion
  • Networking Events
  • Advocacy, Hispanic Outreach Events

SBDC Export Assistance Center

  • Small to large more established companies
  • Exporting education client counseling
  • Assistance with all phases of exporting
  • Workshops: International Export Seminar

Department of Commerce – SBA

  • Small to large more established companies
  • Exporting workshops/education and training: International Export Seminar

Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC)

  • Small to large more established companies
  • Federal procurement assistance with bidding
  • Contract opportunities
  • Workshops

Cincinnati State

  • Small to large more established companies
  • Education & Training
  • New Business Development
  • Workshops, Presenters at Networking Events
  • Workforce Development
  • Subject Matter Workshop facilitators

Center for Entrepreneurship & Commercialization Partnership

  • Small to large more established companies
  • Business Consulting
  • Executive Education & Development
  • CEC Mentor Network
  • E3 Internship Program
  • Free Legal Advice
  • Speaker Series
  • Subject Matter Facilitators
  • Sponsorship

Small Business Administration

  • Small to large more established companies
  • Outreach events
  • Workshops
  • Financial assistance
  • Leverage banking network for sponsorships

Hamilton County Development Center (HCDC)

  • Small to large Business orientation
  • Business Incubation
  • Business Creation
  • Business Financing
  • Business Development
  • County-wide economic development
  • Free workshop space
  • SBA Loans
  • Workspace for clients

Pike County Chamber of Commerce

  • Small to large companies
  • Roundtable discussions with business leaders
  • Outreach events
  • Workshops

Pike County Community Action Agency – Workforce Development

  • Individuals who need training
  • Employment
  • Workshops and outreach to individuals interested in starting a business

Ohio Cooperative Business Development Center

Business Resource Network (BRN) Partnership

  • Small to large companies
  • Business development
  • Outreach to Appalachia
  • Strategic partner

TechGrowth Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Relations Ohio University

  • Small to large companies
  • Access to business assistance and sources of capital
  • Business services include assistance with business plans
  • Product development
  • Legal services
  • Marketing
  • Executive recruitment
  • Access to seed-stage and angel investment capital as well as research grants and loans

Lights Regional Innovation

  • Small to large companies
  • Expertise
  • Training and resources to the region’s workforce
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Companies and local communities
  • Assistance for individuals with an interest in building a product and/or creating a business
  • Potential strategic partner to access various regional gateways

Gailla Economic Development

  • Large companies
  • Assist companies with business expansion including site and building selection
  • Grant and tax incentives
  • Labor force statistics, and other community information

Chillicothe / Ross County Chamber of Commerce

  • Small to large companies
  • Business planning
  • Site location
  • Business structure development in collaboration with the Ohio State University SBDC

Jackson County Economic Development Partnership

http://www.jacksoncountyohio.com/

  • Individuals who need training/re-training
  • Retraining Initiatives – Workforce development training in manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Electrical, etc.
  • They match the needs of the employers by training the workforce to fill positions

USDA Rural Development

  • Small to large companies
  • Appalachian Initiatives & Capital Infusion
  • Affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas
  • Support to targeted technical assistance
  • Training and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas – which will employ 50 or fewer new employees and has less than $1 million in gross revenue

ABCAP – Business Development

  • Start-ups to Mid-size businesses
  • Outreach Events
  • Business related training to residents of Adam and Brown Counties
  • Quick Books
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Financial Literacy
  • Setting goals
  • Marketing
  • Legal forms

Economic Community Development Institute (ECDI)

  • Start-up to Mid-size businesses
  • Appalachian Initiatives & Capital Infusion
  • Affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas
  • Support to targeted technical assistance
  • Training and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas – which will employ 50 or fewer new employees and has less than $1 million in gross revenue

SCORE

  • Start-Up to Small Businesses
  • Business Development collaboration
  • One-on One Mentoring
  • Team Mentoring
  • Business Workshops & Events
  • SCORE on-line library resources

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

  • Small Businesses
  • Outreach Events
  • Capital Infusion
  • Kiva
  • Small business support
  • New markets tax credits
  • Economic opportunity initiatives

Economic Development Alliance of Southern Ohio

  • Start Up to Medium Businesses
  • Start Up Assistance
  • Workforce Training
  • Works with major employers & Chambers of Commerce
  • Identifying growth opportunities

Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth (APEG)

  • Small to Large Businesses
  • Appalachian Initiatives
  • Capital Infusion
  • Facilitate growth
  • Capital investment and job creation throughout Southern, Eastern and Southeastern Ohio

Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet)

  • Start-Up to Large Businesses
  • Food Sector
  • Growing the regional economy by supporting entrepreneurs and strengthening economic sectors
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