Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship



Small Business Development Center (SBDC)



Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) The Small Business Development Center at Cleveland State University serves the Cuyahoga County business community with services including, but not limited to:


Consulting and Technical Assistance
Access to Capital Financing Problem Solving · Business Plans
Loan Package Development Marketing Strategies
Financial Wellness Checks Financial and Cost Analysis
Sale/Purchase of Businesses Business Valuation
Secondary Research
Local/Regional/National Associations, Trade Shows, and Demographic data
Publications Industry Financial Standards
New Market Channels Industry Trends
Market Penetration Studies  


All services are free and confidential.

Assistance from an SBDC is available to anyone interested in beginning a small business for the first time or improving or expanding an existing small business.

Location, Hours and Counseling


Cleveland Heights Library

Knowledge and Innovation Center

2340 Lee Road

Cleveland Hts., OH 44118

Office Hours

Monday through Friday

9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.



Individual counseling sessions are by appointment only. Please click here to schedule an appointment


For More Information

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in the Monte Ahuja College of Business at Cleveland State University is one of 41 funded SBDCs throughout Ohio. Our center provides no-cost, confidential, in-depth, one-on-one counseling for businesses that will or currently employ under 500 employees. Additional services include training, e-counseling, quality-based assessments, technical assistance, loan packaging guidance, and information on federal, state, and local regulations and programs.

For more information contact Katie VanDyke, SBDC Director, Monte Ahuja College of Business at or 216-359-0220.

The Cleveland State University SBDC is located at the

The Small Business Development Center 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 Department of Development.

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
Global Business Center
2121 Euclid Avenue, BU 327
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214

Campus Location
Global Business Center
Monte Ahuja Hall, Rm. 327
1860 East 18th Street
Phone: 216.687.4750
Fax: 216.687.9331

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