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Small business resources

OHIO ONE-STOP BUSINESS PERMIT CENTER

Economic Development Division, Ohio Department of Development, P.O. Box 1001, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1001

PHONE: 1-800-248-4040

WEB SITE: www.odod.state.oh.us/edd/1ststop

SERVICES: Provides start-up information kits, including the filing forms and licensing information.

SMALL BUSINESS CENTERS

The following Small Business Development Centers and other offices affiliated with the Ohio Small Business Network offer a variety of services, including development of business plans, determining eligibility for state and federal assistance programs, site selection, marketing strategies, strategic planning, and referrals.

SBDC at the Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce

300 Madison Ave., Suite 200, Toledo, Ohio 43604

PHONE: 419-243-8191

FAX: 419-241-8302

WEB SITE: www.toledochamber.com

CHIEF EXECUTIVE: Wendy Gramza, director

SBDC at BGSU

Bowling Green State University, 40 College Park, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403

PHONE: 419-372-9536

FAX: 419-372-8667

WEB SITE: www.bgsu.edu/offices/sbdc

CHIEF EXECUTIVE: Pat Fligor, director

SBDC at Terra Community College

2830 Napoleon Rd., Fremont, Ohio 43420-9670

PHONE: 419-334-8400, ext. 210 or 1-800-826-2431

FAX: 419-334-9414

WEB SITE: www.terra.cc.oh.us

CHIEF EXECUTIVE: Bill Auxter, director

SBDC at Maumee Valley Planning

197-2B-1 Island Park Ave., Defiance, Ohio 43512

PHONE: 419-782-6270

FAX: 419-782-6273

WEB SITE: www.ohiosbdc.org

CHIEF EXECUTIVE: Don Wright, director

NORTHWEST OHIO MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

3510 Centennial Rd., Sylvania, Ohio 43560

PHONE: 419-841-3455

FAX: 419-841-7845

CHIEF EXECUTIVE: Billy Joe Smith, director

GREATER TOLEDO URBAN LEAGUE, INC.

608 Madison Ave., Suite 1525, Toledo, Ohio 43604

PHONE: 419-243-3343

FAX: 419-243-5445

WEB SITE: www.gtul.org

CHIEF EXECUTIVE: Johnny Mickler , president/CEO

SERVICES: Employment and training programs, business and career development, and job placement.

INTERNATIONAL TRADE ASSISTANCE CENTER

300 Madison Ave., Suite 200, Toledo, Ohio 43604

PHONE: 243-8191

FAX: 241-8302

WEB SITE: www.toledochamber.com

CHIEF EXECUTIVE: Joe Loeffler, manager

SERVICES: Technical assistance to new-to-export companies, including marketing research and strategic planning. Also seminars on trade topics.

MINORITY CONTRACTORS BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

505 Hamilton Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43602

PHONE: 419-242-7304

FAX: 419-242-8263

CHIEF EXECUTIVE: James Powell, director

SERVICES: Business development, technical assistance, business planning assistance, training, bonding assistance.

WOMEN'S ENTREPRENEURIAL NETWORK

P.O. Box 514, Maumee, Ohio 43537

PHONE: 419-536-6732

FAX: 419-534-3007

WEB SITE: www.wentoledo.org

Chief executive: Linda Fayerweather and Linda Everhardt-Kardux, co-executive directors.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS

Many of the community development corporations (CDCs) and neighborhood associations in the Toledo area offer services to small business, including access to government loans and grants, site selection, technical assistance, and facade grants.

Ottawa Community Development Corp.

3613 Monroe St., Toledo, Ohio 43606

PHONE: 419-475-1510

FAX: 419-475-7691

Heritage South Commercial Revitalization Association

1841 Broadway, Toledo, Ohio 43609

PHONE: 419-241-1071

FAX: 419-241-9394

CHIEF EXECUTIVE: Robert Kasprzak , executive director

Lagrange Development Corp.

3106 Lagrange St., Toledo, Ohio 43608

PHONE: 419-255-8406

FAX: 419-255-7042

WEB SITE: www.lagrangedevelopment.org

CHIEF EXECUTIVE: Terry Glazer, executive director; other contact: Olivia Holden, president.

Neighborhoods in Partnership

2052 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, Ohio 43620

PHONE: 419-241-9682

FAX: 419-243-1100

WEB SITE: www.nipinc.org

CHIEF EXECUTIVE: Kathleen Kovacs, executive director

North River Development Corp.

725 Lagrange St., Toledo, Ohio 43604

PHONE: 419-243-3204

FAX: 419-243-7918

CHIEF EXECUTIVE: David Eddy, executive director

ONYX, INC.

(Organized Neighbors Yielding Excellence, Inc.)

525 Hamilton St., Suite 302B, Toledo, Ohio 43602

PHONE: 419-244-8666

FAX: 419-244-3955

WEB SITE: www.onyxcdc.org

CHIEF EXECUTIVE: Christy Fletcher, executive director

River East Economic Revitalization Corp.

615 Front St., Toledo, Ohio 43605

PHONE: 419-698-2310

FAX: 419-698-3640

CHIEF EXECUTIVE: Donald K. Monroe, Jr., executive director; other contact: Mary Ellen Poturalski, associate director

Toledo Business Development Corp.

1811 N. Reynolds Rd., Suite 202, Toledo, Ohio 43615

PHONE: 419-535-0000

FAX: 419-535-3020

CHIEF EXECUTIVE: Stephanie L. Madden, executive director

Toledo Central City Neighborhood

1611 North Detroit Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43607

PHONE: 419-255-7500

FAX: 419-255-4254

CHIEF EXECUTIVE: Ronald A. Grant, Sr., executive director

Toledo Olde Towne Community Organization

125 West Delaware, Toledo, Ohio 43610

PHONE: 419-254-2080

FAX: 419-254-2085

CHIEF EXECUTIVE: Betty Amison , executive director

Toledo Warehouse District Association

901 Washington St., Toledo, Ohio 43624

PHONE: 419-255-7100

FAX: 419-255-6636

CHIEF EXECUTIVE: Kathleen Steingraber , executive director

Upton Association, Inc.

1107 Adams St., Toledo, Ohio 43624

PHONE: 419-255-6810

FAX: 419-244-8538

CHIEF EXECUTIVE: John Birmingham, acting executive director

Warren Sherman Area Council

231 East Bancroft, Toledo, Ohio 43620

PHONE: 419-242-6479

FAX: 419-243-9503



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