*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







Reaching High: Aerospace Business Matchmaker




How Public Relations Helps Fuel Business Growth

Tues., June 26, 2018                                                                  

Tracy L. Teuscher, APR and senior communication consultant, campaign strategist and professional writer, will be pinpointing these topics:


  • Business milestones to leverage media engagement                                                                
  • The PR connection to content marketing
  • What the most successful companies do and why                                                
  • How Millennials respond to earned media
  • The PR metrics to measure success
  • Why earned media should be part of the mix


Tracy Teuscher’s firm, The Buzz Maker, was recently named among the top 19 PR firms in Columbus. Since launching her business in 2005, Teuscher has helped more than 45 brands prosper. Recently featured as a guest blogger for Columbus CEO, Teuscher’s firm is dedicated to helping others achieve greater positive community, social and environmental impact.


7:30 A.M. – Sign In/Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 9:30 A.M. – Program



Kent State University at Stark

6000 Frank Ave NW

North Canton, OH 44720







































All attendees must register online.     

‌ ‌Register     Here ‌ ‌ ‌

Space is limited!

If you have any questions, please call the SCORE office at: 330.244.3280 or via email at: cantonscore@gmail.com

There is $10 fee for workshop materials.

Free to students with current school ID.





We Open Doors to Bonding!

The SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program

The U. S. Small Business Administration’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program

can help your small business obtain contract bid, performance and payment bonds!

Is your small business faced with…

  •  Limited Financial Resources
  •  No Prior Bonded Work Experience
  •  Less than Three Years in Business
  •  Previous Bond Denial
  •  Desire to Increase Current Contract Bonding Capacity?

Join SBA for an AT&T Connect Webinar discussing…

Contract Bonds

What They Are & Why They Are Required

Potential Bonding Capacity

Ways to Maximize Your Surety Credit

SBA’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program

Contract Bond Guarantees Up to $6.5 Million

The SBA Advantage

Costs & Getting Started

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

10:00 am — 11:00 am Eastern Time

Tamara E. Murray— Underwriting Marketing Specialist, Presenter

Webinar Access:

Click for Access: Join Skype Meeting

Conference ID: 3074712

Access webinar up to 10 minutes prior to start time. Click or copy & paste access link into browser to attend. Instructions for connecting to audio will be presented on screen.

Hosted by

U. S. Small Business Administration

Cleveland District

Sonya M. Wagasky, Business Opportunity Specialist

(216) 522-4168