For over thirty years, the Ohio Small Business Development Center at YSU has accelerated business growth, helped to create jobs and contributed to the economy by providing consulting and training to existing companies and new start-ups. Through its Export Assistance Network, the Center also helps companies with initiating or expanding international trade and exporting opportunities to compete in the global marketplace.

The SBDC leverages its expertise and network of resources through student interns & graduate assistants working at the Center, and student/faculty class projects in the Williamson College of Business Administration. The SBDC and EAN are among the premier economic development agencies in the area, and offer services that include:

  • Business Solutions
    • Project Viability Assessment
    • Financial Forecasting & Analysis
    • Loan Proposal Assistance
    • Market Research and Strategy
    • Expansion Strategy
  • Global Strategies
    • International Market Research
    • Export Compliance
    • Export Financing & Grants
    • Export Education and Training
    • CGBP Certification & Training
  • Government Contracting
    • Entity Registrations
    • Contract Opportunity Research & Award Support
    • Capability Statements
    • SBIR/STTR Assistance
    • Government Contracting Training
  • Student Engagement
    • Business Consulting 
    • Website Design & Social Media Planning
    • Strategic Marketing
    • International & Domestic market Research
    • Systems Analysis & Design
    • Strategic Government Contract Research
    • Export Compliance Analysis
    • Classroom Projects
    • Ohio Export Internship
    • Beeghly Fellows Internship Program

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The SBDC is partially funded through the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Ohio Development Services Agency, and is part of a network of Centers throughout the country.