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ZMChamber Business Resources Ohio SBDC

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Comprehensive business management and education services. Free, confidential, in-depth, one-on-one counseling and low- or no-cost training.
  • Strategic Planning
  • eCounseling
  • Technical Assistance
  • Quality-Based Assessments
  • Information about Federal, State and Local Programs
  • Loan Packaging Assistance
  • Cambridge, Ohio Regional Office

Starting Your Business In Ohio

Starting Your Business In Ohio

The Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBDC program also is funded in part by the Ohio Department 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.

Starting Your Minority Business In Ohio

Starting and Growing Your Minority Business

Development supports the growth and sustainability of small, minority, and disadvantaged businesses in Ohio. Supporting these businesses means providing them with technical and professional assistance, access to capital and bonding, and connection to business opportunities through the Minority Business Assistance Centers (MBAC). The Division leverages these resources to support achievement of the state's 15% Minority Business Enterprise set-aside requirement, which is overseen by the Ohio Department of Administrative Services.

The Division works with entrepreneurs and emerging business enterprises to help them achieve scale and market success. The overarching goal is to help small, minority, and disadvantaged businesses contribute to job creation and economic growth in Ohio.

ZMChamber Business Resources Foodworks Alliance

Foodworks Alliance

We are a regional food hub and kitchen incubator located in Zanesville, Ohio, serving Muskingum and surrounding counties. Our mission is to support the development of meaningful, community-based business and employment opportunities in the areas of sustainable local food supply and preparation.

Mental Health In The Workplace Employer Workbook

Mental Health in the Workplace

In order to promote mental health in the workplace, we must empower employees with the necessary tools to help them achieve mental health wellness success. Today's workforce is under unique pressure, and that pressure can lead to anxiety, feelings of instability, withdrawal, and the possible need for counseling and care.

ZMChamber Business Resources Lights Regional Innovation

Lights Regional Innovation

LIGHTS provides expertise, training and resources to the region's workforce, entrepreneurs, companies and local communities. LIGHTS is for individuals, that live or work in the 28-county territory, with an interest in building a product and/or creating a business. LIGHTS partners with various regional gateways that give our team the ability to make your ideas happen.

ZMChamber Business Resources Tech Growth Ohio


Delivers intensive operational assistance through Executives in Residence who validate opportunities and prepare companies for investment. In addition, TechGROWTH provides small, competitive Growth Grants to qualifying companies to overcome targeted commercialization obstacles, pre-seed investments providing first-in funding for technology startups, and access to a regional network of angel investors for follow-on capital needs as well as access to venture capital markets to fund the scale up of production, sales and marketing.

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