Our Friendly Advisors Help You to Maximize Many Support Services

We offer a wide variety of support services and advising to small businesses in surrounding counties including Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson and Tuscarawas. Our experienced Certified Business Advisors© utilize a business coaching process to assess the business situation and work with the entrepreneurs to think through problems, identify the need, find options and pinpoint solutions. Our team of friendly advisors provides a wealth of knowledge, support, and counseling on many business topics. Call  330.308.7479
schedule an appointment. 

Support Services and Advising


We work with entrepreneurs in all industries at all stages of business growth. Through access to a wide range of services and resources, the SBDC meets the needs of the experienced and the prospective small business owner to help transition them to the next level of business insight and growth. Our SBDC and the Ohio SBDC Network provides assistance in:  


  • Access to capital             

  • Accounting             

  • Bookkeeping             

  • Business plan development             

  • Buying or selling a business             

  • Energy efficiency             

  • Exporting             

  • Feasibility analysis             

  • Financial analysis             

  • Government contracting             

  • Growth strategies             

  • Franchising             

  • Home-based business             

  • Human resources             

  • Innovation             

  • Loan package preparation

  • Management

  • Manufacturing

  • Marketing and advertising

  • Market research

  • New technology

  • Product development

  • Public relations

  • Regulatory compliance

  • Strategic planning

  • Taxes underserved communities

  • Veterans in business

  • Women in business


Meet Your First Contact

Steve Schillig, SBDC Center Director                

PH: 330.308.7479        

Email: sschil10@kent.edu


To get started, for more information or to schedule an appointment:

Contact Steve Schillig at the Small Business Development Center to schedule an appointment.  Call: 330.308.7479 or email at sschil10@kent.edu.



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The Ohio Small Business Development Center (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 services extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals. Reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact SBDC at 330.308.7479 or visit our website: www.sbdc.development.ohio.gov. SBA’s participation or support is not an endorsement of any product, service, or entity. Kent State University at Tuscarawas (SBDC) reserves the right to cancel any course or activity due to insufficient enrollment or for other unforeseen reasons. In the event a program is canceled, the University (SBDC) is not responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses.