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Small Business Development

Small Business Development Center

The Small Business Development Center provide new and growing companies with professional consulting, education, and information needed to compete in a global economy. Take advantage of deep industry and technical expertise through the SBDC to help you strategically address your unique business challenges.


  • Professional, confidential, one-on-one consulting sessions are designed to meet a company's specific needs. SBDC consultants work with small business owners on a range of business issues including testing a new business proposition, shaping a business plan, investigating funding opportunities, and much more at no cost to the client.
  • Low-cost educational programs and online tutorials provide business owners with information and management tools needed to run businesses effectively. Program topics range from regulatory compliance issues to marketing tactics.

For information on starting a small business; our services are at NO cost to you, we only need you to fill out the online Request for counseling form from the link below. Once you have filled it out, we will receive notice that you completed and submitted it. At that time we will email you a Power Point (with audio explanation of each slide) with information on Licensing, Registrations, Regulations, Funding, Legal Structures and more. Also we will send a Pre-meeting questionnaire for you to fill out the best of your ability and bring with you if you decide to meet with the SBDC counselor.

Request for Counseling Link:¢er=17105&subloc=0

To meet with a local SBDC counselor, go to the following link to find a SBDC office in your area:
Once there, go to the Local Center tab.

In addition: Here is a link to additional information about the program and upcoming events:



Cindy Voorhies
Small Business Development Center
312 Shannon Hall (by appointment only)
Ohio University Eastern
45425 National Road W.
St. Clairsville, OH 43950


Thank you and we look forward to working with you in the future.