Outside of the technical assistance that Ohio City Incorporated staff may be able to offer as you look into starting or relocating your venture into the Neighborhood, there are several organizations in the Greater Cleveland Community that are in place to help you at various stages of your development.
The Economic and Community Development Institute is a non-profit economic development organization based in Columbus that recently opened a Cleveland office. The institute offers valuable services to micro start-up companies including financial literacy, industry specific training, and one on one technical assistance. The Institute also offers loans in amounts ranging from $500 to $100,000 through its revolving microloan fund program.
ECDI Cleveland2800 Euclid AvenueSuite 620Cleveland, OH 44115
Northeast Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (NEOHCC)
The Hispanic Business Center Cleveland Small Business Program is a partnership with the City of Cleveland open to entrepreneurs of all ethnicities which provides assistance in:
- Individual business start-up plans
- Group training sessions
- MBE/FBE certification assistance with the Office of Equal Opportunity
- Loan packaging assistance
- Storefront renovation assistance
For more information or to schedule an appointment contact the HBC offices at 216.281.4422 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NEOHCC/HBC2511 Clark AvenueCleveland, OH 44109
Bad Girl Ventures
Bad Girl Ventures is an educational and micro-finance organization dedicated to inspiring and supporting women entrepreneurs in all key elements of their development. Bad Girl Ventures combines micro-lending with a nine week business development course. Each three hour class is taught successful business owners and professionals from the local community with in-depth experience in their fields. Each class consists of a two hour classroom session followed by a one hour one-on-one coaching session where experts in the industry spend time answering questions in a "speed date" type setting. Each nine week course is held two to three times a year.
For more information contact Reka Barabas at 216.759.4575 or Reka@badgirlventures.com
Bad Girl Ventures3558 Lee RoadShaker Heights, OH 44120