Centers network has positive impact on business success

(Submitted by Kimberly Roush, Program Assistant, Ohio Cooperative Development Center and Business Development Network, OSU South Centers)

The Ohio State University South Centers Business Development Network provides services through many programs including the Small Business Development Center, the Manufacturing and Technology Small Business Development Center, the International Trade Assistance Center, the Ohio Cooperative Development Center, the Endeavor Center, and the Ohio Farmers’ Markets programs. Program services impact business success locally and state-wide.

From October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014, the business development network served 457 clients, provided 5,571 hours of professional one-on-one assistance, helped to start 20 new businesses, helped businesses to create 199 new jobs, helped businesses retain 1,698 employees, and assisted businesses to gain formation capital of $21,014,090.

During that period of time, business professionals offered workshops, training sessions, and seminars to business owners, entrepreneurs, and others seeking to improve their technical business expertise—nearly 500 attended 39 events.

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