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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 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.


Ohio Small Business Development Center = Passion, Expertise, Success

We are the Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Columbus State Community College, a public - private partnership supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Ohio Development Services Agency, Columbus State Community College and local partners. Through our programs and services, we provide entrepreneurial development assistance and high-end business consulting to start-up and emerging business owners free of charge.

Our reach extends nine counties including Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Licking, Logan, Madison, Pickaway, and Union counties.

We have been recognized for excellence in service and innovation, acknowledged by the following awards: 

  • Ohio SBDC Performance Award (1st in state)
  • SBDC Service Excellence Innovation Center Award by the SBA (1st in Ohio & 5 state region)
  • 2012 Ohio SBDC Economic Impact Recognition – Business Starts
  • 2011 Innovation Award (State Network)
  • 2011 Advocacy Award (State Network)

These awards show our commitment to helping you achieve your goals as a business owner.

The bottom line? Anytime you need to make the right call for your business, your first call is to the Ohio Small Business Development Center.

For further information on programs and services provided, please contact the Ohio SBDC at Columbus State, (614) 287-5294 or email us at sbdc@cscc.edu . To be a sponsor of the Ohio SBDC click here Ohio SBDC Sponsorship Package to download our sponsorship package.

Blog Posts

Three Ways to Do a Patent Search

You surely have thought of new product ideas that stem from your everyday life. “My idea is the perfect solution for that problem,” you say to yourself. We all have ideas all the time for new products and better solutions than existing products offer. But few people act on those thoughts. Maybe it’s because you think it will be too hard or someone else must of thought of this before. Well, you are right: it will be hard, and someone may have thought of it already. But I’ve heard it said that…


Posted by Kevin Hammond on July 16, 2014 at 7:15pm

Columbus Metropolitan Library offers FREE business research classes for Summer 2014

The Columbus Metropolitan Library offers FREE two-hour business research classes in the computer training Loft on the 3rd floor of Main Library, 96 S Grant Ave, Columbus, Oh 43215.


You do not need to register for these FREE classes. The classes are led by a librarian from the Science, Business & News division. Classes are offered twice a month on a Thursday morning, and once a month on a Wednesday or Tuesday evening. Please see the class schedule flyers…


Posted by Barbara Beardsley on June 3, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

The Butterfly Effect in Marketing

When you have all your butterflies in a row in your marketing strategies it will produce the "Butterfly Effect" and in time you will begin to SEE results. I call it the marketing Butterfly Effect. People drop out of their campaigning way too soon because they don't see the results soon enough.

Dropping out too early will assure failure. Be sure to budget your money in such a way that you can continue your campaign. This way you can see it all the way to the end and be happy…


Posted by Leisa Coffman on April 16, 2014 at 9:16am

Here's your chance to be recognized as the MINORITY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR!

The Minority Business Enterprise of the Year Award Info

The “Minority Business Enterprise of the Year” Award will be presented annually to the eligible Minority or Female Business Enterprise that excels in their trade.

The City of Columbus, Equal Business Opportunity Office is seeking applicants to apply for the distinct…


Posted by Tonya Wilson, SBDC on April 2, 2014 at 10:33am


IRS: New Simplified Method for Home Office Deduction for 2013

Started by Karen L deLaubenfels, CPA, CFE Jun 5, 2013.

Small Business IT Needs

Started by Stephen Payerle Apr 11, 2013.

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