Free Consulting Workshops


To be successful in today’s competitive environment, small business owners and managers must have knowledge of and experiences in market development, financial analysis, industry-specific knowledge, management skills, and government regulations, as well as day-to-day business operations.

Our Small Business Development Center is funded by the Small Business Administration and Ohio Department of Development. We offer support and training that will lead you to profits, jobs and success. The Ohio Small Business Development Center at KRBA offers the support and training that will lead you to profits, jobs, and success. A professional staff, with knowledge of the needs of small businesses, is available for consulting at no cost. Whether you are just beginning with a new idea or product or dealing with the issues of growth, an SBDC advisor will be able to assist you.

All business counseling is confidential.

Training and Development

Instructors and facilitators with small business expertise provide comprehensive training related to business start-up and growth management. Some of these workshops are free, but many require you to preregister for them. Examples of offered workshops include:

  • Financial Analysis
  • Marketing
  • Managing Growth
  • Starting a Business
  • Writing a Business Plan

Library Resources

The Small Business Development Center maintains a collection of library resources, current magazines, and statistical data relevant to small businesses.