Opening a small business requires careful consideration of your market, a firm business plan and the discipline to protect your financial capital. Once you have made the determination that opening a business is for you, it is recommended that you begin the process of a business plan.
There are numerous supported partner agencies that can help you start your business, including developing a business plan. SCORE and the Ohio Small Business Development Center are two of many organizations that can lead you in the right direction. Services are free and confidential!
In addition to business plans, the Ohio Small Business Development Center provides outstanding one-on-one technical expertise. Their mission is to accelerate Ohio’s economy by helping people start, sustain and grow their businesses. Small business trainings, workshops, events and seminars can here found here .
Akron SCORE was formed in 1965 and has over 70 counseling professionals with diverse backgrounds, providing free and confidential services to more than 3,000 clients each year. Services include workshops , tools to help run your business and an extensive library to help you find resources to for starting or growing your business. Akron SCORE serves Medina, Portage, Summit and Wayne Counties.
Lastly, the Streetsboro Chamber of Commerce is an outstanding resource to generate connections, acquire resources and other solutions to help your business thrive.
The City will work hard to make sure you have everything you need to evaluate Streetsboro as a potential home for your business. Please visit the links to the left for additional resources.