The Ohio Small Business Development Center

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Accelerate Ohio's economy by helping people start, sustain and grow their businesses! 

Terra State’s SBDC has been on campus since 1988 providing confidential one-to-one advising and entrepreneurial training programs to prospective and existing small business owners in Erie, Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca Counties. Services are free of charge, although fees may be charged for workshops or seminars.

Our center engages in outreach activities designed to link resources of the federal, state and local governments with the resources of the educational community, the economic development community and the private sector to meet the diverse needs of the small business community.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program For Small Businesses

Ohio has been declared a disaster state, therefore making Ohio businesses and non-profits statewide eligible to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) assistance. Please understand that these will be loans, requiring repayment. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that cannot paid because of the disaster’s impact.

These loans are only intended as working capital loans utilized to assist with impact caused by the coronavirus emergency efforts. The EIDL’s are not for other purposes such as expansion, new equipment, property purchase, etc. that do not have anything to do with the national emergency we are facing.

Small Business Development Training Resources:

Small Business Basics Presentation Materials:

For more information about Terra State's SBDC, contact:

Visit our other SBDC Network websites for small business at,,, and

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The Small Business Development Center Program 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 the SBDC at Terra State Community College, 419.559.2210.

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