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

Office Closures 

The WBC will be performing a close-out and audit of all documents and data for the previous fiscal year. In order to ensure a quick and efficient audit, our office will be closed on the following days:

  • Wed., Oct. 12, 2016
  • Tue., Oct. 18, 2016
  • Wed., Oct. 19, 2016

We apologize for the inconvenience. 


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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.