The ECDI Women's Business Centers of Ohio (WBCs) are a program of nonprofit community lender, ECDI. In accordance with our mission, we are dedicated to eliminating the obstacles women face in the world of business by providing resources, training and access to capital.
We serve entrepreneurs throughout Ohio (and additional counties in some contiguous states), with resource centers in:
Columbus - serving Central Ohio
Cleveland - serving Northern Ohio
Cincinnati - serving the Greater Cincinnati Tri-State Area and Southern Ohio
Coming soon! Portsmouth - serving Central Appalachia: Southeastern Ohio and counties in WV and KY
We are part of a network of nearly 100 U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)-funded Women's Business Centers throughout the country, and are the only such centers in the state of Ohio.
In addition to serving their membership, the WBCs provide business planning, training and one-on-one assistance and mentorship to ECDI loan clients.
We support women, businesses and communities
We believe no entrepreneur should lack the access to resources they need to achieve their dreams.
Level the playing field for women entrepreneurs, who still face unique obstacles in the world of business
We envision a thriving community of women entrepreneurs, who are empowered to found and run businesses that enrich the lives of the entrepreneurs and their families, employees and patrons, while building lasting personal legacies.