Are you ready to start your dream of being a successful business owner?

Congratulations on deciding to pursue your dreams and becoming a business owner! DreamBuilder is a free, online entrepreneurship training program that helps budding entrepreneurs learn how to start and grow successful small businesses. 

Engaging online courses

Learn what it takes to start your own business with courses in:

  • Marketing

  • Pricing

  • Management

  • Finance

  • Bookkeeping

  • And more!

Develop your own business plan

Build your network

Talk to others on the same journey through the discussion boards.

Easy to understand

Courses are written in practical terms, not filled with jargon. The program is also available in English and Spanish.

Customizable Templates

  • Business forms

  • Financial reports

  • And others!

Learn how to find funding

Discover how to access capital and develop your own personal Capital
Action Plan.

Flexible learning, tailored to your needs

You can take the Self-Guided Course to learn on your own, or join the Virtual Cohort program with other entrepreneurs. The cohort is a 9-week program that meets on Wednesday's for an hour and a half.

Take the first step to starting a profitable, sustainable business and start the DreamBuilder course today or join the cohort. The application deadline for the next cohort session is June 5, 2021, so don't delay!

Self-Guided Course

Take the self guided courses on your own time so they work for your busy schedule at your own pace.

Virtual Cohort Program

ECDI Women's Business Centers will guide you through a 9-week course starting June 9.

Application deadline for next cohort is June 5, 2021.


Support Small Businesses Today

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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