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 or Columbus

Attention Veterans and friends/family of Veterans! Join us on November 16th from 10 am - 4 pm

Join the WBC, SBA, and Fifth Third Bank for VGATE - Veterans Growing America Through Entrepreneurship. VGATE is a day focused on veterans in business. This year's theme is "Credit and Funding Your Business, Made Clear!" Special speaker is John Hrivnak, who will be talking about how you can use your veteran status to start your own business! Jump on the Fifth Third EBUS and take advantage of their financial resources! Register HERE.