Small Business Development Center
1864 Shyville Road
Piketon, Oh 45661
Certified Trade and Export Counselor by the Small Business Administration
Certified Business Advisor from the University of Toledo
Masters of Business Administration from The Ohio State University
Bachelor’s in Agribusiness and Applied Economics from The Ohio State University
She has been an employee of the Ohio State University South Centers Business Development Network since 2006. Melissa, currently, serves as a Business Development Specialist, where she assists Southern Ohio companies with all aspects of entrepreneurship and business growth including pre-venture and startup. Melissa also focuses on helping small businesses with web-based marketing and developing a social media presence.
Melissa has been awarded the Ohio SBDC Peer Recognition Award for Marketing in 2014 and 2017.
Community/Personal Business Experience:
Melissa was raised in Ross County, Ohio, where she helped on her family’s farm. Melissa, her husband, Tristen, and daughter, Gracie, live in Ross County and operate an excavation business. Melissa is very involved with the Ross County 4-H Program, serving as a club advisor, Quality Assurance trainer, and tri-chair of the 4-H Halloween Campout Committee.
Something not many know about you?
“I love to bake and cook.” ~Melissa Carter
Why do you think OSU South Centers is so successful?
“The best part of working at OSU South Centers is meeting with new clients every day. We connect those clients with our team network and other industry agencies contacts.
Our team members live in local communities and have a vested interest in seeing businesses success. Working directly with local businesses has inspired me and other team members to shop locally first.” ~Melissa Carter