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The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Ohio University provides free business consulting to small businesses - new and existing - in Athens, Hocking, Meigs, and Perry Counties. The Ohio SBDC has been hosted at Ohio University since 1988. This arrangement has allowed the Ohio SBDC to leverage the relationship with the university to gain access to resources that would otherwise not be available to the local entrepreneur.

Assistance is available in all areas of business operations and start-up. Each client works with a Certified Business Advisors (CBA) and may also work with a graduate student with special expertise or interest in the appropriate area.


SBDC at Ohio University, 19 E. Circle Drive, The Ridges, Suite 110, Athens, Ohio 45701 · 740–593-1797
The Ohio Small Business Development Center Program of Ohio (SBDC) program is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business   Administration. The SBDC program is also funded in part by the Ohio Development Services Agency. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are     those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at   least two weeks in advance. Contact (name, address, and phone number of person who will make the arrangements).

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