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Empowering women entrepreneurs to create sustainable businesses

Training, coaching and access to capital

We are your one-stop resource

Get from idea to open, or shore up on business basics before your young company takes off.


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If your business is off the launch pad, and you're looking for ways to fly higher (or better), we've got you.

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When you're gearing up to grow, you'll find next-level mentors and resources here.

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COVID Resource Network

Survive and thrive, with specialized business assistance

The CRN offers no-cost assistance to eligible business owners in areas like marketing, eCommerce, legal, accounting and more.

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...the WBC will become a benefit to your business.

Annetta Waters

Annetta's Beauty Bar

WBC has given me tools to see what [the next level] looks like...

Shawnte Barker

Stylish LéNese Boutique

I gained opportunities and met an awesome network...

Adenike Mosley-Brown

Gourmet Girl Custom Cakes

"I had a business on paper but had no idea how to make it practical. The WBC was crucial to the fact that Nurturing Excellence was able to open. My friends at the WBC were my biggest cheerleaders."

Michelle Madison, Owner of Nurturing Excellence Child Enrichment Center

Benefits of WBC Membership

Support for Any Stage

From turning your great idea into a business plan, through market-share growth, and to succession planning, you'll find help and resources right here. 

Help for Every Entrepreneur

With access to training, networking, mentorship and funding, we work to level the playing field for any entrepreneur who doesn't have a situational advantage.

One-Stop Resource

Workshops, advisors, connections, small business funding - it's all right here. Develop one relationship and find everything you need for the life of your business.

A Community to Foster Success

Sometimes, the inspiration that moves an entrepreneur forward is her connection to other supportive and likeminded women. Your community awaits.

Open the door to statewide and national networks

The Women's Business Centers of Ohio are part of the Association of Women's Business Centers, which unites a national network of more than 100 WBCs.

We are proud to serve all 88 counties in Ohio and additional counties in the tri-state area. Through regular opportunities to network and connect, we offer a statewide community of small businesses.

WBC's Impact in Ohio

Since 2012 (updated quarterly):


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Jobs Created or Retained


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Female Business Owners

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The Women's Business Centers of Ohio are a program of ECDI.


In addition to the game-changing business assistance and one-on-one advice offered by the WBCs, members have access to funding and additional incubation services through ECDI.


The WBC services are provided without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, and disability. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. To make a request or obtain more information, please contact the Columbus WBC at 614-732-0981 & the Cleveland WBC at 216-992-5655.

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