*Community Partners’ News and Events

Small business news, training and events – some outside of our regular SBDC network:








This series will address your readiness to start a non-profit organization, how to start a non-profit in Ohio, funding sources, building capacity, and grant-writing. The webinars will help you to think about the important aspects of starting a nonprofit.


Thursday, December 1st @ 7 pm, Presented by Dan Yurman

Session 1: Are you ready to start a nonprofit?

This session is meant to give you a top-level briefing and to help you to think about the important aspects of starting a nonprofit.



Tuesday, December 6th @ 7 pm, Presented by Robert Fedor

Session 2: Starting A Nonprofit in Ohio

This session will provide you with the tools how to create a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization designation in the state of Ohio.



Thursday, December 8th @ 7 pm, Presented by Robert Fedor

Session 3: Funding Your Nonprofit

Nonprofits can fund their work with sponsorships, grants, individual giving, events, fee-for-service, and more.



Tuesday, December 13th @ 7 pm, Presented by Anita Khayat

Session 4: Building Capacity in Your In Your Non Profit

You have established a nonprofit organization and are ready to grow and expand your reach in the community. How do you decide where to focus your efforts?




Thursday, December 15th @ 7 pm

Session 5: Grant Writing Basics, Presented by Anita Khayat

Grants may sound like an easy way to go for funding; however, they are time consuming and detail oriented. Where do you start? How do you stay organized when applying for more than one grant?




NOTE: When you attend all sessions LIVE, you will earn a certificate of completion at the end of the series.

Recordings do NOT count.


Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.







December is National Write a Business Plan Month!


December is the ideal time to start or review your business plan and strategy, and strengthen your business for the year ahead.

Entrepreneurs who have business plans are twice as likely to obtain capital and more likely to grow than entrepreneurs who don’t.


How To Write A Business Plan and Avoid Getting Stuck

Wednesday, December 7 | 1 PM ET

Join this webinar to learn how to fill out each section of your business plan step-by-step, how to use your plan as a tool to get started, as well as tips to avoid getting stuck in the planning process.


Can’t attend live? Register anyway, and SCORE will send you the recording.





Akron Summit County Public Library events: to be announced…

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Please contact: 

PH: 330.643.9075



 60 South High Street

Akron, OH


More Info Link: www.akronlibrary.org; www.ascpl.org





Cuyahoga Falls Library – upcoming business events…to be announced…

2015 Third Street
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221







The Hudson Library & Historical Society will virtually hold its tenth annual “Pitch Night” competition on Tuesday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m. Seven finalists will be selected from the pool of online applications to pitch their business ideas to a panel of expert judges on Zoom. The winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize, and two runners-up will each receive a $2,500 cash prize. 

Participants will need to apply for one of the 5-minute time slots available for this “shark tank” style program. Online applications will be accepted starting Tuesday, October 4, and must be received by Tuesday, October 25, 2022. The seven finalists chosen to pitch will be notified by Tuesday, November 1, 2022. Finalists will have until Friday, November 11 to create a 5-minute pitch video, which may include animations, simulations or a digital presentation. During the virtual livestream on November 15, prerecorded pitches will be shown, and a panel of judges will follow-up with live questions.  

This event is just one of many planned to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week. The Burton D. Morgan Foundation generously supports “Pitch Night” and other library entrepreneurship programming. More information about this event can be found at hudsonlibrary.org



Join us for Virtual Learning!

The Hudson Library & Historical Society is excited to announce our new virtual event series designed for small businesses and job seekers.
Registration with a valid email address is required for all virtual programs. Participants will be emailed an invitation to meet on Zoom a day before the program. For more information, please email askus@hudson.lib.oh.us or leave a message at 330.653.6658 x1010.

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Post your open positions on Portage is Hiring!

Portage is Hiring (PIH) is a free job-board, available to all Portage County employers!

The PIH website was created as part of the Portage Development Boards workforce attraction initiative. More information

on PIH can be found below:

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