Getting Started

The Small Business Development Centers of South East Ohio work with business at all stages of their development. You qualify if you have fewer than 500 employees or less than $10,000,00 in revenue. We offer assistance in all aspects of start-up and operations, stepping you through a process that increases your chance of growth and success. Click below on the stage that best describes your company. Services are free or low-cost.

Pre-Venture Checklist
Have an idea brewing that you’d like to turn into a product or service? This sequence of services will help you find out if your concept is ready for launch or needs to go back to the workbench for some retooling.

Start-Up Checklist
If your business if off the ground but still sputtering at times when it comes to operations, marketing, financing or cash flow, these services will get you on a steady course to growth.

Existing Business Checklist
Are you experiencing some growing pains, looking for some creative ways to become more competitive, curious about opening an overseas market? Take your business to the next level with these services.


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