Sponsorship

Give women entrepreneurs the resources they need for success

Spend your sponsorship dollars on something that truly makes a difference.

Did you know you can give a woman who is socio-economically disadvantaged all the resources she needs to launch a successful small business? 

For a low cost, you can change the lives of women entrepreneurs and their families by sponsoring a package of Women's Business Center memberships. The impact of your sponsorship is far reaching:

For your community, enabling a small business start-up benefits the local economy, often in neighborhoods that truly need a boost.

For the entrepreneur, you help her achieve the economic self-sufficiency she needs to create a better life for herself and her family – and also for her employees and patrons.


An annual WBC membership costs only $80 and provides entrepreneurs with these essentials, and a whole lot more:

  • Business coaching, mentoring and training

  • Co-working space with meeting rooms and wireless internet access

  • Use of a laptop and/or the WBC computer lab

  • Networking opportunities

  • Access to crucial small business loan capital through ECDI

  • Confidence and a supportive entrepreneurial community

Although the fee is low, some budding entrepreneurs still struggle to afford this membership. For a woman who is financially struggling, squeezing $80 out of her budget can feel impossible.

Make a difference for women in Ohio by sponsoring memberships for deserving entrepreneurs.

Yes, I want to sponsor! OR Continue to sponsorship levels below.

Join us in making a positive impact on our statewide community.

 

In 2019-2020, the Women's Business Centers of Ohio are proud to be a driving force behind:

2,000+

clients assisted

49

new business starts

$2,927,720

in loan capital

 
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Sponsorship levels:

Platinum Sponsor

$800
Provides 10 memberships 
Recognition
  • 4 social media posts
  • Logo featured on training events for one month
  • Personal thank you from recipients
  • Updates on recipients' progress

Gold Sponsor

$400
Provides 5 memberships 
Recognition
  • 2 social media posts
  • Personal thank you from recipients
  • Updates on recipients' progress

Build Your Own

You select the investment amount
You select the recognition opportunities that are most meaningful to you and your organization.

Entrepreneurs who receive a gift membership will be selected based on specific criteria including having low income levels, being in a minority group, and having a focused business idea or existing business.

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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