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Small Business Resources

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General Information
1. 1st Stop Business Connection:
- Free State Level Entrepreneurial Information
- Six Step Business Information Kit
- Regulations & Forms Included
- Links to State & Federal Agencies
- Contact & Website Information:
www.development.ohio.gov/1ststop/
1-800-248-4040
Business Consulting & Small Business Resources
2. SCORE Cincinnati
- Small Business Administration (SBA) organization
- Retired business owners/executives
- Workshops
- Free Counseling
- Mentor/Mentee paired based on your business needs
- Contact& Website Information:
www.scoreworks.org/
513-684-2812
3. Cincinnati SBDC at the Greater Cincinnati Urban League
- Strategic Planning
- eCounseling
- Technical Assistance
- Quality-Based Assessments
- Information about Federal, State and Local Programs
- Loan Packaging Assistance
- Contact & Website Information
www.entrepreneurohio.org/center.aspx?center=17052&subloc=0
513-487-1155
4. Cincinnati SBDB at Clermont County Chamber of Commerce
- Strategic Planning
- eCounseling
- Technical Assistance
- Quality-Based Assessments
- Information about Federal, State and Local Programs
- Loan Packaging Assistance
- Contact & Website Information
www.entrepreneurohio.org/center.aspx?center=17051&subloc=0
513-576-5000
Small Business Resources
5. City of Cincinnati- Small Business Enterprise Program
- Promotes Economic Welfare of the people of Cincinnati
- Mitigates SBE Discrimination effects
- Promotes Full and Equal Business Opportunities
- Workshops and Seminars for Contract Development
- Contact & Website Information:
www.cincinnati-oh.gov/cmgr/pages/-13239-/
513-352-3144
6. Hamilton County Business Center
- Business Incubation
- Morning Mentoring
- SoundingBoard and Regional Entrepreneurs Forum
- Contact & Website Information:
www.hcdc.com/incubation
513-631-8292
7. Hamilton County Development Company
- Tax Incentive Information and Applications
- Contract Services
- Land Development
- Comprehensive Demographic and Mapping Data
- Contact & Website Information:
www.hcdc.com/
513-631-8292
8. MTSBDC at TechSolve, Inc. Cincinnati
- Technology Planning
- Government Contracting
- Lean Office and Manufacturing
- SBIR/STTR/DARPA
- Strategic Planning
- Technical Grant Writing and Review
- Patent Research
- Commercialization Assistance
- eCounseling
- Quality-Based Assessments
- Research and Development
- Contact & Website Information:
www.entrepreneurohio.org/center.aspx?center=17165&subloc=0
513-948-2109
9. Greater Cincinnati Microenterprise Initiative
- Business Plan Evaluation
- Business Coach Technical Assistants
- Business Advice, One of One Coaching and Guidance
- Identify business needs and development needs
http://www.gcmi.org/
513-569-4816
10. The University of Cincinnati Center for Entrepreneurship Education & Research
- Faculty-guided consulting
- Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization
- Affiliation with local business incubators
- Contact & Website Information:
http://business.uc.edu/ecenter
513-556-7123
11. The University of Cincinnati Goering Center
- Succession Planning
- Leadership Development
- Governance Issues
- Communication Techniques
- Compensation Issues
- Conflict Resolutions
- Strategic Planning
- Advisory Boards
- Contact & Website Information:
http://www.business.uc.edu/goering
513-556-7185
12. Xavier Entrepreneurial Center
- Small Business Counseling
- Information & Resources for Business Plan Development
- Business Incorporation
- Micro-loan Program
- Contact & Website Information:
www.xavier.edu/entrepreneurial_center/
513-745-3932
Financial Assistance Information
13. U.S. Small Business Administration Cincinnati
- www.sba.gov/localresources/district/oh/columbus/financing/index.html
- 513-648-2814
Chambers of Commerce
12. Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
- 513-579-3100: Phone
- 513-579-3101: Fax
- www.cincinnatichamber.com
13. Butler County Ohio Economic Development
- 513-887-3413: Phone
- 513-785-5723: Fax
- www.butlercounty.biz/Links.htm
14. Northeast Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce
- 513-336-0125: Phone
- 513-398-6371: Fax
- www.necchamber.org
15. Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
- 513-844-1500: Phone
- 513-844-1999: Fax
- www.hamilton-ohio.com
16. Clermont County Chamber of Commerce
- 513-576-5000: Phone
- 513- 576-5001: Fax
- www.clermontchamber.com
17. Eastern Area Chamber or Commerce
- www.eastern-chamber.org
18. Anderson Chamber of Commerce
- 513-474-4802: Phone
- 513-474-4857: Fax
- www.andersonareachamber.org
19. Loveland Chamber of Commerce
- 513-683-1544: Phone
- 513-683-5449: Fax
- www.lovelandchamber.org
20. Madeira Chamber of Commerce
- 513-271-1122: Phone
- www.madeirachamber.com
21. Norwood Chamber of Commerce
- 513-956-7935:Phone
- 513-741-8778: Fax
- www.norwoodchamberofcommerce.org
22. Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce
- 513-241-2690: Phone
- 513-241-6770: Fax
- http://www.otrchamber.com/
22. Regional Commerce Partnership Participation
- Evendale Chamber of Commerce
- 513.252.9646
- http://evendalechamber.org/
- Forest Park Chamber of Commerce
- 513-956-1127: Phone
- 513-741-8778: Fax
- www.forestparkchamber.com
- Reading, Ohio Chamber of Commerce
- 513-741-7951: Phone
- 513-741-8778: Fax
- www.readingohiochamber.org
- Sharonville Chamber of Commerce
- 513-554-1722: Phone
- 513-554-1307: Fax
- www.sharonvillechamber.com
- Springdale Chamber of Commerce
- 513-346-5712: Phone
- www.springdalechamber.org
- Woodlawn Chamber of Commerce
- www.woodlawnchamber.org
23. European American Chamber of Commerce, Cincinnati Chamber
- 513-852-6510
- 513-852-6511
- www.europe-cincinnati.com
24. Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce
- www.cincychinesechamber.org
25. Greater Cincinnati Gay Chamber of Commerce
- www.gaychambercincinnati.typepad.com
26. Greater Cincinnati African American Chamber of Commerce
- 513-751-9900
- 513-751-9100
- african-americanchamber.com
27. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cincinnati
- 513-979-6999
- 513-979-6996
- www.hispanicchambercincinnati.com
Business Associations
28. Blue Ash Business Association
- www.babusiness.org
29. Colerain Township Business Association
- www.ctbaweb.com
30. College Hill Business Association
- www.chba.biz
31. Delhi Business Association
- 513-347-2860: Phone
- 513-347-2866: Fax
- www.delhibusiness.org
32. North Avondale Business Association
- http://www.northavondalecincinnati.com/
33. North College Hill Business Association
- www.nchbusiness.com
34. Walnut Hills Business Association
- www.whbizassn.org
35. Wyoming Business Association
- www.wyomingbusinessassociation.com
Legal Referral Service by the Cincinnati Bar Association
- 325 Attorneys in Most Areas of Law
- Located & Tailored to Your Geographic Area
- No Fee for the Referral Service
- Online Request Forms or
- Call the Lawyer Referral Service
- Contact & Website Information
www.cincybar.org
513.381.8359
Useful Websites
1. Cincinnati Chamber Small Business Resources:
www.cincinnatichamber.com/cham_a.aspx?menu_id=126&id=7732
2. Cincinnati Library Small Business Resources:
www.cincinnatilibrary.org/resources/local.asp?category=17
3. Small Business Administration:
www.sba.gov
4. The New York Times small business section:
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/business/smallbusiness/index.html
5. The Wall Street Journal:
www.wsj.com
Entrepreneurs- If eligible under the ECDC╩╝s income guidelines, in addition to these
resources, take advantage of the ECDC's Pro Bono Assistance Program.