*N.E. Ohio SBDC Network: Seminars, Workshops & Webinars


Watch for frequent updates to training schedules of N. E Ohio SBDCs and the Cleveland District Office of the Small Business Administration…

  • The Northeast Ohio Trade & Economic Consortium (NEOTEC) at KSU, Kent, Ohio – www.neotec.org
  • The Small Business Development Center at Kent State Stark – North Canton, Ohio – www.cantonsbdc.org
  • The Manufacturing & Technology Small Business Development Center (MTSBDC) at Kent State University – 330.672.0793 – call for info.
  • The Export Assistance Network (formerly ITAC – the International Trade Assistance Center) – 614.466.2711 – Export@development.ohio.gov
  • The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) – satellite office in the Akron Global Business Accelerator, Ste. 601A, Akron, Ohio – www.ohio.edu/ptac
  • The (Akron) Small Business Development Center (Summit Medina Business Alliance) – www.akronsbdc.org
  • Summit Medina Business Alliance Satellite Office in Kent – 330.678.8108 – smcgann@akronsbdc.org
  • Minority Business Assistance Center at the Akron Urban League – www.akronurbanleague.org; 234.542.4149
  • U.S. Small Business Administration, Cleveland District Office – Cleveland District Office; 1350 Euclid Avenue, Suite 211, Cleveland, Ohio  44115 – www.sba.gov




Scroll down to discover about our network and the training opportunities they have to offer…








Ohio SBDC Export Assistance Network

The Ohio Development Services Agency’s Export Assistance Office has a new name for its specialized export service centers, called the Ohio SBDC Export Assistance Network. These services are available at seven regional Ohio Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) located across the state.

Formerly known as International Trade Assistance Centers (ITACs), the Ohio SBDC Export Assistance Network will continue to offer the same great service to help grow your business internationally.

Export services include:

  • No-cost, confidential counseling from Export Assistance Network Directors
  • In-depth market research in more than 40 countries to help small businesses build local relationships and identify quality distributors
  • International marketing grants to encourage more investment into market development; and export-trained internships to support export growth.

For more information, click here.





       At Ohio University


Government at all levels purchases billions of dollars’ worth of products and services each year. The process of contracting with the government can be confusing and frustrating. The Ohio University Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) can be your guide.

OU PTAC offers help:

  • determining your company’s suitability for contracting
  • securing necessary registration and certification eligibility
  • researching procurement histories
  • identifying bid opportunities
  • preparing proposal and audit documents
  • troubleshooting contract performance issues

For a specific list of services offered, click here.

Best of all – all services are provided at no cost to Ohio businesses.
The Ohio University Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) gives small businesses the tools and training required to successfully compete in the government marketplace. PTAC offers help in every aspect of the government contracting process, from getting started to post-award assistance. PTAC helps entrepreneurs who are new to government contracting, as well as seasoned contractors, all at no cost to you!

PTAC Akron satellite office: 

Akron Global Business Accelerator

526 S. Main St., Ste. 601A

Akron, OH 44311

Office: 330.252.0571






IRS TO HOLD SUMMER WEBINARS: Join Great Lakes and Midwest Stakeholder Liaison for Two Live Web Conferences to Help Small Business Owners Understand Their Tax Responsibilities

Attend one or both of the 45 minute virtual events from the comfort of your office.  Hear informative tax law updates for businesses:

Form W-9, Form 1099-Misc, Penalties, and Backup Withholding: This presentation will focus on the purpose/importance of certain independent contractor forms. Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017  Time: 11:00am – 11:45am Eastern Time  Click on this link to register: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1154/21250

Review Methods to Pay Your Tax Liability: This presentation will focus on various methods your business can use when paying your tax liability. Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Time: 11:00am – 11:45am Eastern Time  Click on this link to register: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1154/21251

Each Web conference will end with a Question and Answer period held during the 45 minute presentation.

Once you receive your registration link, please do not share as the link is unique to your registration. However, please share the preceding information/invitation with the embedded registration links with your colleagues and business associates and encourage them to register using their own information.

Questions: E-mail SBSE.SL.Great.Lakes@irs.gov

Do you require real time closed captioning? If so, closed captioning must be requested 1 week in advance of each event. For viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing, closed captioning displays the words that describe the audio portion of this program. Captions are available in English only. Please send an e-mail to: SBSE.SL.Great.Lakes@irs.gov