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Small Business Development Center

Small Business Development Center

We are excited to reopen campus, but we want to do it safely. Click here to access important dates, new procedures, and resources as we define the “new normal” for students, staff and faculty at Rhodes State. All offices at the College will continue to operate remotely but adhering to regular business hours, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Evening appointments available upon request.

Small Business Relief Grant

The Ohio Small Business Development Centers provides free, professional, in-depth and confidential business consulting and training to new and existing entrepreneurs.

COVID-19 Alert: Business Assistance

As a valued client of the SBDC at Rhodes State College and an important business in Ohio, your continuation is very important to us.

Our offices are currently closed to on-site clients, but we continue to work remotely through e-mail, online meeting platforms, text and telephone. Please feel free to contact your dedicated advisor with any questions or concerns we can assist you with.

We will do our best to help you with your issues as they arise due to COVID 19. We will try to keep you apprised of information as quickly as it become available to us.

Round 2 PPP Funding

The PPP Program will reopen January 11th for first draw applicants and the new “PPP Second Draw Loan” or PPP2 will launch January 13. These loans will initially only be available through Community Financial Institutions (CFIs)

  • CFIs tend to be smaller regional banks that have average assets under $1 billion.
  • The SBA is hoping that by opening the program to CFIs, more funds will go to smaller businesses and minority owned firms that more frequently have relationships with CFIs
  • Check with you local lending institution to determine if they are participating in the program and if they are a CFIand the date they will begin receiving applications
  • The SBA will open the program to other lenders “shortly thereafter”.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) First Draw Loans will be able to apply on January 11.

New PPP2 will be available to businesses that have already received and expended their initial PPP loan and

  • Have less than 300 employees and;
  • that can demonstrate a quarterly loss of at least 25% between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020.
  • PPP2 is capped at $2 million

Under the new program guidelines accommodation and Foodservice businesses (NAICS codes starting with 72) will be able to apply for up to 3.5% their average monthly payroll costs.

Please click here for details from the SBA or visit


The District Ohio 3 Small Business Development Center is located in Keese Hall on the campus of Rhodes State College.

Ohio Small Business Development Center
Rhodes State College
4240 Campus Drive - Keese Hall
Lima, Ohio 45804
(419) 995-8184 
(419) 995-8096 FAX


The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Rhodes State College is affiliated with the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), the Ohio Development Services Agency, and the Rhodes State College Workforce Development and Innovation/Continuing Education.

Small Business Association  


The Small Business Development Center of Ohio (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 opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Kathleen Krier, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima, Ohio 45804, (419) 995-8464.