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Ohio SBDC at Lakeland Community College
Kirtland

Phone: 440-525-7706
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Center Director:  Cathy Walsh

Comprehensive business management and education services.
Free, confidential, in-depth, one-on-one counseling and low- or no-cost training.

  • Strategic Planning
  • eCounseling
  • Technical Assistance
  • Quality-Based Assessments
  • Information about Federal, State and Local Programs
  • Loan Packaging Assistance


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Events

Legal Issues

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Do you want to hire employees, but are overwhelmed by employment regulations? In this class, Attorney at Law, Richard N. Selby, from Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A. will discuss the many laws affecting how you manage employees, from hiring to firing and how to protect your small business from lawsuits. Topics covered include: *Compliance with local, state and federal employment laws to prevent harassment and discrimination and ensure employee privacy; *How to deal with angry employees, fines and lawsuits; *Payroll, overtime, wage/hours; *What not to ask in an interview and learn some important questions you should ask; *How to Give Feedback to Employees; *Employee Handbooks (what should be included) and Job description. This is a brown bag lunch and learn so bring your lunch if you choose! Presented by the Ohio SBDC at Lakeland Community College
Speaker: Richard N. Selby, Attorney at Law, DWORKEN & BERNSTEIN CO., L.P.A.

Business Start-Up

Friday, February 03, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
At the conclusion of this class you will know what it takes to start a business. Some topics covered include: *Self Evaluation * Your business idea * Market research * Regulatory Steps * Ownership Structures (LLC, Corp, etc.) * Importance of a business plan * Funding sources *Free or Low Cost Business Resources *Networking and more. This class is located in Building T, room 209. You must be pre-registered, no walk-ins.

Access to Capital

Thursday, February 09, 2017 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Are you a Small Business Owner interested in finding out more about the Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs? Have you ever considered selling your product or services to the Federal Government? Are you a banker, CPA or other professional who would like to know more about the SBA as a resource for your clients? Then join us for this SBA programs breakfast seminar designed to help small businesses that want to expand by providing information on the various SBA lending programs, government contracting programs and other SBA resources available. The SBA representatives will explain in detail the types of programs available, where to find the resources and what to know about the lending and government contracting application process. Topics to be discussed include: • Types of SBA Programs • Small Business Advantages • Finding the Resources • Building a Relationship with Your Banker and Finding SBA lenders • Understanding the Loan Application Process and Eligibility Criteria • Government Contracting Programs • Other Expansion Resources: Export Assistance Network Plus, network with peers and other professionals in the local small business community Presented by: • Thomas R. Sangrik, Lender Relations, U.S. SBA at the Cleveland District Office • Martin Gareau, Director of SBCC and SBDC Business Counselor at Lakeland • Raymond Graves, Lender Relations Specialist, U.S. SBA at the Cleveland District Office • John Renner, Supervisory Business Development Specialist, SBA •Thomas Hough, VP of Commercial Banking at Civista Bank Organized by the Small Business Development Center at Lakeland Community College and the Euclid Chamber of Commerce. Please note this takes place at the Euclid Public Library at 631 E 222nd St, Cleveland, OH 44123.

Business Start-Up

Monday, March 13, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
At the conclusion of this class you will know what it takes to start a business. Some topics covered include: *Self Evaluation * Your business idea * Market research * Regulatory Steps * Ownership Structures (LLC, Corp, etc.) * Importance of a business plan * Funding sources *Free or Low Cost Business Resources *Networking and more. This class is located in the Technology building, room 106- across the street from Main campus. You must be pre-registered, no walk-ins.

Business Planning

Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Create a Business Plan that delivers results! Whether you’ve been in business for years or managing a start-up, get a fresh perspective on your finances, budget, customers and marketing. Get the tools and guidance needed to write your business plan in this 4 hour workshop. Come away with: 1) A list of goals and strategies, 2) A market analysis specific to your industry, 3) Demographic information, 4) Ways of marketing your product or services, 5) Competitive Analysis, 6) An understanding of how to calculate financial projections and other financial statements, 7) A Bankers prospective, 8) How to put together a formal business plan, 9) User friendly worksheets that will set the stage for a great year! Included with the cost of this class is a flash drive with market analysis for your specific business. Once registered please provide us with your NAICS code or a specific business description by calling 440-525-7706. Laptop computers will be provided in this class to view all data for class. We strongly suggest that if you are a pre-venture business or recent start-up, you should first attend our FREE On BASE Start-Up Business Training Class before attending this class.  Seating is Limited. Coffee and Water will be provided. Presented by: Jim Gray-Owner of JPG Advisors, LLC & Business Advisor for the SBDC, Cathy Walsh, Director of the Lake/Geauga SBDC. Organized by the Ohio SBDC at Lakeland Community College.

Business Start-Up

Friday, April 07, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
At the conclusion of this class you will know what it takes to start a business. Some topics covered include: *Self Evaluation * Your business idea * Market research * Regulatory Steps * Ownership Structures (LLC, Corp, etc.) * Importance of a business plan * Funding sources *Free or Low Cost Business Resources *Networking and more. This class is located in Building T, room 209. You must be pre-registered, no walk-ins.
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Location

7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH 44094
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Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Ohio SBDC program is also funded in part by the Ohio Development Services Agency. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. For arrangements, call the Ohio SBDC at 614-466-2711 or (800) 848-1300 ex. 6-2711.
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