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Ohio Small Business Development Center

Welcome to the Ohio Small Business Development Center

The Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides services to assist small businesses. Through the SBDC, you can gain the assistance you need to move through all stages of business development - from your idea, through start-up, development and into growth and expansion.

Our mission is to accelerate business success.
Our vision is to be the resource for business expertise!
Our values:

  • Economic Impact - the reason for our existence
  • Service - the spirit with which we work
  • Guidance - the nature of our efforts
  • Collaboration - the openness we possess to work with others

The SBDC can help you with an operational or start-up business. Management and technical assistance is available to help in developing a business plan or address a specific concern. We can help you to obtain the proper permit, licenses or forms. We can also help with community demographics, economic development activities, international trade leads and assistance and technology resource.

Getting Started & Counselor Information

AdvisinG form 

Small Business Resource Center


Partner Resources

In The News

Ohio Business Matchmaker

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For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Ohio Small Business Development Center at 330.308.7479.

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. Contact Steve Schillig, District Director, at the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas, Tolloty Technology Incubator, 1776 Tech Park Drive, NE, Suite 103, New Philadelphia, OH  44663, 330.308.7479.