OHIO SBDC Recognized for Top Performance

OHIO SBDC staff group photo

Hard work and tenacity making sure that SEOhio businesses have access to the resources they need for success

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Ohio University received top honors for overall performance in 2022. Receiving the award for ‘Overall Performance by a Center’ for 2022, the OHIO SBDC was measured among the 28 SBDC Centers throughout the State of Ohio.

“This award validates the hard work and tenacity of our SBDC team in ensuring our Southeastern Ohio businesses have access to resources that can help them succeed,” said Lissa Jollick, Regional Director of the OHIO SBDC. “The performance of our center and the impact we have assisted our clients to achieve, could only be possible with the high caliber team of professionals that are part of our OHIO SBDC staff."

The OHIO SBDC staff demonstrated the impact to their region by consistently exceeding their 2022 goals and delivering real small business growth.

  • 314 Long term clients (157% over goal)
  • 75 New business starts (125% over goal)
  • $18,783,155 Capital infusion (209% over goal)
  • 337 Jobs created
  • 619 Jobs retained

The OHIO SBDC serves the largest geographic territory, covering a total of 13 Ohio counties. In addition to its sheer size, the predominantly rural region provides challenges for service delivery and daily operations that are not experienced by centers in other parts of the state. This 2022 award demonstrates the commitment of the OHIO SBDC team to identify solutions to mitigate these challenges and to provide the highest levels of service excellence for their clients.

Funded through the Small Business Administration, Ohio Department of Development, and Ohio University’s (OHIO) Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service, the OHIO SBDC provides no-cost, confidential business assistance by Certified Business Advisors to for-profit businesses. These services include analysis, consulting, and training covering feasibility studies, financial performance, capital access, and export assistance. They partner with TechGrowth Ohio and many other organizations throughout the region to collectively nurture entrepreneurial innovation and business development.

If you are interested in receiving assistance from the Ohio University SBDC, please visit the website at https://sbdc.ohio.edu/, click on ‘Become a Client’ in the upper right corner, and ‘Register for Counseling’. An experienced Business Advisor will contact you shortly.

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