The Southwest Ohio SBDC Network

The Southwest Ohio Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide business counseling and assistance to individuals who are either starting or growing their business. Each center is staffed with highly-trained, Certified Business Advisors® (CBA) to help small businesses and entrepreneurs with development and growth to increase sales and create jobs in their local communities.

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Business Expansion Plans - Southwest Ohio SBDC

What We Do

MISSION: Accelerate Ohio’s economy by helping people start, sustain, and grow their businesses!

The Southwest 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. SBDCs provide confidential one-to-one business advising at no cost, management training, and education programs, and technical assistance to entrepreneurs and small business owners. Ohio SBDC Network also includes the specialty programs – International Trade Assistance Centers (ITAC) and Manufacturing and Technology Small Business Development Centers (MTSBDC). Each center is staffed with highly-trained, industry experts to assist the local small business community with growth strategies.

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Business Assessment Evaluation

Cash Flow Analysis

Financial Projections Development

Strategic Business Planning

One-on-One Business Counseling

Identifying Sources of Capital

Workshops and Training Programs

Marketing Strategy Development

Market feasibility and research

Export Assistance


Upcoming Events

Time Management, Prioritization and Delegation

December 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Developing a Business Plan, Part 2

November 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Success Stories

“We could not have created and executed this plan without the help of Mike Stater at the
Warren County SBDC. His attention to detail, desire to help us, and connections
really were valuable in the challenging start-up phase.”

Mark Lortz, The Common Beer Co.

“Mike Stater and the staff at the Warren County SBDC have been supportive, informative and patient
with us as we continue to build the Mim’s Off Main brand. We wouldn’t have made it this far if it
weren’t for their time and resources!”

Lisa Vitek, Mim’s Off Main

“The Warren County SBDC has been there with us every step of the way. They gave us valuable advice
to help us achieve our dream. They are a valuable asset to the community.”


“Mike Stater took a genuine interest in our project, and did a lot of foundational work with us that allowed us to move forward.”

Justin Neff, Sonder Brewing

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