Business Resource Center
Our SBDC Resource Center features countless helpful research materials for you to help with your small business. We have several public access computers complete with software for business planning and financial projects — plus, we also host a library of reference books that meet your research needs. We’d love to see you in our facility using the resources available to you as a small business person. Call us at 330.308.7522 to schedule an appointment.
Take Advantage of Our Business Resources!
As your business progresses and looks toward expanding markets or is in need of specialized assistance, the SBDC can provide networking opportunities with other service partners.
Export Assistance Network (EAN)
Small and medium-sized companies account for almost 97 percent of U.S. exporters, but still, represent only about 20 percent of the total export value of U.S. goods. Exporting enables companies to diversify their portfolios and to weather changes in the domestic economy. Learn More >>>
Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)
MEP is a public-private partnership with Centers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico dedicated to serving small and medium-sized manufacturers. Last year, MEP Centers interacted with 25,445 manufacturers, leading to $9.3 billion in sales, $1.4 billion in cost savings, $3.5 billion in new client investments, and helped create and retain more than 86,602 jobs. Learn More >>>
Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
PTAC’s match local businesses with contract opportunities, research past contracts, help clients prepare bids and navigate requirements and assist clients after winning contracts. Learn More >>>
Tuscarawas County Community Improvement Corporation (CIC)
The CIC advances, encourages and promotes the industrial, economic, commercial, and civic development of all Tuscarawas County. The CIC has been in operation for more than 45 years and is composed of volunteer trustees who are a representation of business and professional leaders in the county along with mayors and county commissioners. Learn More >>>
Tuscarawas Regional Technology Park
The Eugene Tolloty Technology Center Incubator, located within the Regional Technology Park is designed to encourage and nurture the entrepreneurial spirit. The center provides an affordable, viable start-up location for new business concepts. Learn More >>>
Business and Community Services at Kent State University Tuscarawas, BCS is there for you if you are interested in new job skills, changing careers, re-entering the workforce or looking for an exciting way to spend your leisure time. Each person who passes through the doors at BCS can expect to emerge with fresh ideas, refined skills, renewed confidence and a stronger sense of self. Learn More >>>
Additional Business Resources
We are not implying endorsement of any of the products or services listed here, but instead, they are included here as a convenience to you.
1st Stop Business Connection - http://business.ohio.gov/starting - Starting a business in Ohio
Economic Census - https://www.census.gov/econ/ Business economic indicators
National Association for the Self-Employed - http://www.nase.org/ - National organization
U.S. Department of Labor - https://www.dol.gov/ - US policy and procedure
U.S. Small Business Administration - https://www.sba.gov -Startup information and reference
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Steve Schillig at the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas. Call: 330.308.7479 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org