*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 – [email protected]
  • The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) – satellite office in the Bounce Innovation Hub, Ste. 601A, 526 S. Main St., 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 – [email protected]
  • 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

And More!


 

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

 

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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.

 

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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: 

Bounce Innovation Hub

526 S. Main St., Ste. 601A

Akron, OH 44311

Office: 330.252.0571

www.ohio.edu/ptac

 

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Register Here

 

If you would like to let us know how the trade war with China is impacting your business, please fill out our short survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YNH6MY9

 

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FIND THE PERFECT MATCH:  

AT THE CLEVELAND B2B MATCHMAKER

The fourteenth annual Cleveland Business to Business Matchmaker Event is a unique small business contracting event, which presents a great opportunity for small businesses to gain access to buyers that represent millions of dollars in purchasing. The goal of the event is to create future contract opportunities for your small business through one-on-one sessions between buyers and sellers.

YOU ARE INVITED

DATE: Tuesday, July 30

TIME:   7:00 am – 5:00 pm

VENUE:  Lake Club at First Energy Stadium

COST:  Free for buyers / $159 for small businesses

For additional information, contact the Events Team at 216-592-2390 or [email protected]

www.clevelandbtobmatchmaker.com    Presented by COSE

 

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MBAC Clients, use this link to register: MBAC Event Registration

(Do NOT use the link in the attached flyer)

 

If you are NOT an MBAC Client, use this link to register: MBAC Event Registration (or click the link in the attached flyer)

OR CALL TO REGISTER: (234) 542 4142

 

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MBAC Clients, use this link to register: MBAC Event Registration

(Do NOT use the link in the attached flyer)

 

If you are NOT an MBAC Client, use this link to register: MBAC Event Registration (or click the link in the attached flyer)

OR CALL TO REGISTER: (234) 542 4142

 

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How to Sell Your Product or Service to the Federal Government

Each year, our government spends billions of dollars in goods and services purchases from private firms. The SBA works to create an environment for maximum participation by small, disadvantaged, and woman-owned businesses in federal government contract awards and large prime subcontract awards. SBA administers several programs and services that assist small businesses in meeting the requirements to receive government contracts, either as prime contractors or subcontractors. These include the 8(a) Business Development Program, SAM, HUBZone Program and SUB-Net. Find out how these programs can help your business.

Friday, August 9, 2019

10am-12pm EDT

SBA Cleveland District Office
1350 Euclid Avenue, Suite 211
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

 

For more information on this program, click here.

 

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