Women's Business Centers of Ohio

The Women’s Business Centers of Ohio are located in Cleveland and Columbus.  They are initiatives of the Economic & Community Development Institute and are the only SBA-funded Women’s Business Centers in the state.

The WBC at each location can guide individuals at any stage of the business process.  Through one-on-one counseling sessions with WBC staff and volunteers, you can get the direction and resources to meet your goals. Business advisors want to help you successfully start a business, or grow and expand your existing business -- increasing revenue and creating jobs for the local economy.

For a nominal annual membership fee, the WBC provides the following resources on location and/or at locations throughout the community.

  • Access to a resource library, computer lab, and free wireless internet
  • Business coaching, mentoring, and one-on-one counseling
  • Training and workshop programs
  • Networking opportunities
  • Access to small business loans through ECDI
  • Copy, fax and notary service

Interested in learning more about the Women’s Business Centers of Ohio?  Visit: Cleveland/Akron or Columbus

Attention WBC Columbus Members! New Winter Hours begin Jan. 3rd

Effective Tuesday, Jan. 3rd 2017, our hours of operation on Tuesday and Thursday will be from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Our hours remain the same on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

We will return to regular Tuesday and Thursday business hours on March 14th, 2017. Our apologies for any inconveniences this may cause.