About Us - Our History
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.