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Welcome to the Small Business Development Center

About Us

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is your local connection to a network of centers across Ohio and the nation that is dedicated to providing the necessary resources you’ll need to get your start-up company off the ground and growing into a profitable organization. Here in our local office, we give you the assistance you need to move through all stages of business development - from your idea, through start-up, development and growth and expansion. We work hard to maximize and leverage available financial and other resources that provide support and assistance to individual entrepreneurs for a successful outcome.

The SBDC at Kent State Tuscarawas now proudly serves a 9 county area including: 

  • Carroll

  • Columbiana

  • Coshocton

  • Harrison

  • Holmes

  • Jefferson

  • Stark

  • Tuscarawas

  • Wayne 

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We Help to Grow Your Business


Our SBDC can help you start and grow your company into a successful entity with high-impact, front-line programs, and services.

Each service is designed to facilitate your company’s growth. Multiple services are available to help you across the many needs you encounter. We can help you to obtain the proper permit, licenses, or forms, help with community demographics, economic development activities, international trade leads and assistance, and technology resources. Click on any of the links below to get started with your SBDC connection.


Our mission is to accelerate business success.     

Our vision is to be the resource for business expertise.     

Our values are         

  • Positively impacting the economic environment         

  • Dedication to service and serving the business community         

  • Providing guidance through advice and leadership


We are built on 4 strategic pillars to ensure collaborative success

  1. Enrich Quality of Services: Design key services and processes to ensure flexibility and responsiveness

    to evolving client needs.

  2. Maximize Economic Impact: Drive activities that engage high performing clients and refine processes

    that ensures the capture of quality impact.

  3. Strengthen Our Team: Invest to develop key skills, increase communication across the SBDC network,

    and share and implement best practices.

  4. Enhance Visibility: Continued development of activities and messaging to engage targeted, impact generating, client segments.  Multiply outreach through identification and outreach to top referrers.



Follow These Simple Steps, and You’re on Your Way to Becoming an SBDC Client!


  1. Complete the Form - Fill out our online Advising Form - Get started with advising by submitting this form 

  2. Call for Appointment - Give Holly Bolinger a call to schedule your initial meeting at 330-308-7524



Additional Resources of Interest to Our Clients


SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTER – Research material, reference data and more available to you


WORKSHOPS  – See what classes & workshops are being offered to help you in your success


BUSINESS & PARTNER RESOURCES – Exporter information and forms NEWS - Keeping you up-to-date through press announcements


THE PINK PARTY – Women in Business Event Read more information in our partner resources when you click



Contact Us Today! Call Holly Bolinger at the Small Business Development Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas Email: Phone: 330-308-7524


Thanks to our valued partners

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