Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College Appoints New Director

Miranda Hoffman - Director of Ohio SBDC at Terra State Community College
Miranda Hoffman - Director of Ohio SBDC at Terra State Community College

Ohio Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) announced today that Miranda Hoffman has joined the Ohio SBDC at Terra State Community College as its director to provide a vast array of technical assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs in Erie, Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca Counties.

Hoffman comments, “I am excited to join as Director of the Ohio SBDC at Terra State and look forward to further developing their already extensive service offering that promotes business growth, sustainability and enhances the creation of new businesses and jobs. I am fortunate to be joining such a respected and long-standing program that prides itself on top-quality service.”

William Taylor, vice president for academic affairs said, “Hoffman’s wealth of experience and knowledge has already made her a great leader to the Ohio SBDC. We view her appointment as a sign of our commitment to fostering local economic development by being the leading small business resource in our community. Increasing demand from our clients to help them start, grow and sustain their businesses, local business trends and individual business requirements led us to look for a leader who will fit in with our innovation and exceptional service. It is very fortunate that we were able to find someone of Hoffman’s caliber to fulfill this role. I am confident that Hoffman will play a key role in providing and implementing high quality business solutions for our clients.”

Entrepreneurs and community members looking for business assistance can reach out to Hoffman at 419.559.2210 or mhoffma05@terra.edu. The Ohio SBDC at Terra State will continue to offer free monthly Small Business Basics seminars for anyone in the community. The schedule can be found at Terra.edu/SBDC.

About the SBDC

The Ohio SBDC at Terra State Community College is part of a statewide program provided through a partnership between the Ohio Department of Development, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Terra State Community College. It is staffed by highly trained, certified business advisors who provide no cost, confidential, and in-depth one-on-one counseling, e-counseling, no- or low-cost training, quality-based assessments, technical assistance, information on federal, state, and local regulations and programs, as well as information on and guidance in loan packaging. SBDCs serve all populations, including: minorities; women; veterans, including reservists, active duty, disabled personnel, and those returning from deployment; people with disabilities; youth and encore entrepreneurs; as well as individuals in low and moderate income urban and rural areas.

Miranda Hoffman
Telephone no. 419.559.2210
Email mhoffma05@terra.edu