Our Services

The Small Business Development Center provides a full range of business consulting services for existing and new small businesses. Services are provided in one-on-one counseling sessions and group seminars. A sample of our services is provided below - if you have a need that is not listed, feel free to contact our office for additional assistance.

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Business Essentials

Business Plan DevelopmentProvide assistance and guidance to help new and growing businesses develop and write business plans that get results.

Market Research and TrainingResearch market potential and train entrepreneurs to do this research to enhance competitive advantage.

Marketing ReviewReview marketing plans developed by entrepreneurs and provide suggestions.

Recordkeeping AssistanceProvide advice and guidance regarding recordkeeping standards for all aspects of business.

Resource ReferralsHelp finding myriad resources for your business, from Web development to regulation compliance to building a management team.

Financial Assistance

Cash Flow TrainingTrain entrepreneurs to manage cash flow in their businesses.

Finding Finance SourcesProvide advice and referrals to the right loan or loan fund for your business

Loan Application AssistanceAssist in completing loan applications for a variety of financing sources from banks to revolving loan funds.

Financial ProjectionsDevelop financial projections (pro formas) for new and existing businesses


Government Contracts Through our partner organization, the Procurement Technical Assistance Center, help identifying, bidding on and landing government contracts.

B.O.S.S. – Basis of a Successful StartThis unique course—available at various locations and on-line—gives you all the basics you need to start building a business.

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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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