*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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Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in Rural America: Attend a Free Briefing Given by the U.S. Small Business Administration

WHEN: September 26, 2019: 10 am to 12 pm

WHERE: CoWork Oberlin, 235 Artino Street, Oberlin, Ohio 44074

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has been guaranteeing bank loans to small businesses since its creation by Congress in 1953.The guarantees enable entrepreneurs to obtain long-term credit that otherwise would not be available on reasonable terms and conditions. The SBA guarantee loan program is an invaluable tool for people in business and those looking to start a business. Officials from other government agencies will be in attendance to answer questions and present about a variety of programs.

Come learn about how SBA financing can grow your small business. This program is free, but online registration is highly recommended:

 

REGISTER HERE

 

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Loan Information Meeting to be Held

Lower Level Auditorium

1350 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH,44115

Date And Time

Thu, September 19, 2019

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Free

Registration Required Below

Small business owners, as well as individuals interested in starting a business, can discover how to obtain financing for their venture by attending this free U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) seminar from 10:00 am to noon. You will learn about financing options available through SBA. Participants will also have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with an SBA specialist and make counseling appointments with SCORE, “Counselors to America’s Small Business”, a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Registration is required.  Register here

 

FOR MORE SBA CLEVELAND EVENTS, CLICK HERE

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The 2020 IMAGE Grant is Coming…

 

Did you know that that state of Ohio has a grant to support small-medium sized exporters? The International Market Access Grant for Exporters (IMAGE) has helped dozens of exporters across the state offset the costs required to help their products reach foreign markets.

The grant funds are allocated on a first come first serve basis, so we always encourage companies to get their application in sooner rather than later. Be on the lookout for an announcement very soon when the grant application opens. When the announcement is made we will blast out details to all on this list.

Meantime, if you have questions about the IMAGE grant, possible expenses it covers, and whether your company qualifies, reach out to our team at [email protected].

 

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