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.

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 re gulations and programs.

For more information or to make an appointment with a business adviser, contact Jim Kraft, SBDC Director Monte Ahuja College of Business, at  j.r.kraft@csuohio.edu or call 216-359-0220.

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.