Rhodes State College News

November 17, 2015
Small Business Development Center at Rhodes State Expands Services

The District 3 Ohio Small Business Development Center at Rhodes State College (SBDC) is pleased to announce the expansion of services in Auglaize, Mercer, Van Wert, and Paulding counties. The SBDC at Rhodes State College currently serves eight counties in Northwest Ohio including Allen, Auglaize, Hancock, Hardin, Mercer, Paulding, Putnam, and Van Wert form the campus of Rhodes State College.

The Ohio Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide a high-impact, front-line program designed to facilitate small business growth, job creation, and access to capital.  SBDC’s provide confidential one-to-one business advising at no cost, management training and education programs, and technical assistance to entrepreneurs and small business owners.  The Ohio SBDC is the only statewide system that works with entrepreneurs in all industries, at all stages of business growth.

In a continued effort to grow the Ohio economy by providing no cost, one-to-one business consulting and technical services to the area, the SBDC has partnered with local government officials to bring services closer to their clients and businesses.

A satellite office has been established in the offices of Van Wert and Auglaize County commissioners where Business Advisor Todd Fleagle will be on site two days per month at each location. The center also operates a satellite in Findlay/Hancock County where Advisor Dan Sheaffer is available Monday-Friday. Todd joins SBDC Director Kathy Keller, CBA, and Advisor Craig Brown, CBA who have 25 years combined service with the SBDC network.

To schedule an appointment, please contact Kathy Krier at 419-995-8464. For more information, contact Lisa Goldstone, Director, Marketing and College Relations at 567-242-5975 or via email at Goldstone.L@RhodesState.edu.


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