“Silverback STS is a relatively young company and on numerous occasions I have come to SBDC scratching my head and looking for guidance. Without fail, the responses from the SBDC have been timely, professional and very helpful. I have and will continue to encourage any new business to reach out and utilize the invaluable assistance offered by the SBDC. The genuine desire demonstrated by SBDC to help new businesses succeed is obvious and very much appreciated!”

Troy Lowe | CEO/SWAT Medic – SilverbackSafety & Training Solutions, Nashport, Ohio


“The SBDC is the epitome of Partner and is wonderful to work with. They are helpful, creative, have great business minds, and truly care about their clients. When we work together, we are creating an even greater asset for Belmont County businesses and entrepreneurs.”

Crystal Lorimor | Executive Director – Belmont County Community Improvement Corporation, St. Clairsville, OH


“The SBDC was instrumental in getting our business started. We did not know the ins and outs of opening a business but John [Voorhies] gave us all the advice and expertise needed. He has been there whenever we have needed him as well. The fact that this service is free is amazing”

Richard Farmer | Co-Owner – Copperline Machine & Fabrication LLC, Fleming OH


“The SBDC has helped me focus and stay the course. I couldn’t do it without the constant assistance that the SBDC provides.”

Martha Creasy | A Touch of Thread Quilting Gallery, Zanesville, OH


“The folks at the SBDC were a great help when I started my business. They are community minded with good insight and I greatly appreciate Erin Gibson and Carleen Dotson, as well as Brenda Roush and Perry Varnadoe with the Meigs County Economic Development Office. Without help from them, I would not be where I am today. They are a strong asset to the community and local businesses and I look forward to continuing to work with them.”

Allen Jacks | Owner – Jack’s Auto Upholstery Plus, Pomeroy OH


“The SBDC has given me the confidence and support to help run our small family business. When I started, I knew very little about how to help run a business. As employees and family members moved on, I was given more and more responsibility when it came to the business inner-workings and financials… and it was quite scary for me. It wasn’t until we saw all of the amazing FREE help the SBDC offered and started signing up for as many classes as we could. Those classes, combined with one on one assistance, have really helped us feel confident in what we did know and helped guide us through new territory… better understanding of: Profit & Loss Statements, Balance Sheets, Specific Computer Programs, Marketing/Advertising, and we are still taking classes,”

Barbara Tromm | Quality Window Systems, Inc., Pomeroy OH


“The SBDC is fantastic and I highly recommend them for anyone starting a business”

Trisha Glover | Owner – Platinum Salon & Spa LLC, Marietta OH


“I initially accessed the Small Business Development Center via the Lancaster Fairfield County Chamber, specifically around the courses they were offering. I find that people have no idea. They just don’t know what resources are available. Sometimes, we’re unknowingly delaying our own growth just due to a lack of knowledge. I’m very much a fan of the small business centers and the services they offer.”

Vonnie McDonald | State Farm Agency, Lancaster OH