Resources

A list of resources for the 17 Ohio Counties we serve

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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