Technical Assistance & Business Support

State of Ohio Office of Small Business Relief

A new Office of Small Business Relief (OSBR) within the Ohio Development Services Agency will focus on identifying and providing direct support to Ohio small businesses to help during the current public health crisis and to position small business for a strong rebound.  Visit https://businesshelp.ohio.gov.

Cuyahoga County Small Business Resource Center

Cuyahoga County Small Business Resource Center – Cuyahoga County, in partnership with the Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI) and other partners, has launched a Small Business Resource Center. Businesses can reach live agents through a Call Center to assist with applying for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), business consulting, financial services, applying for and navigating the unemployment insurance system, strategies for retaining and retraining employees, and other general assistance. The Call Center is available Monday through Friday, 8 am-5 pm at 216-452-9741.

Ohio Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)

Ohio Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) are well versed in SBA programs, including current COVID-19 programs. Northeast Ohio is served by these SBDC offices:

CSU SBDC
Katie Van Dyke, Director
216-321-1633
k.vandyke@csuohio.edu

Urban League
Shashonna Duckworth, Director
216-812-3168
sduckworth@ulcleveland.org

Northeast Ohio Hispanic Business Center
Randy Cedeno, Director
216-281-4422
rcedeno@hbcenter.org

Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI)/Women’s Business Center (WBC)
Quiana Sherrills, ECDI Relationship Manager
216-912-5655
qsherrills@ecdi.org

Nicole Liatos, WBC Director
216-912-5667
NLiatos@ecdi.org