New Programs for Small Businesses

Experts United

Brand X is a resource for leaders thinking through crises while planning for recovery. We believe small businesses, organizations and nonprofits need to get ready and we are here to provide answers. We are Experts United: advising Cleveland businesses, organizations, and nonprofit leaders free of cost.

Learn from our team of Cleveland-based brand, creative, media, public relations, user experience, marketing strategy, fundraising strategy, and sales experts who provide you with pro-bono answers to your questions.

Small Business Development Center at CSU

The Small Business Development Center, within the Monte Ahuja College of Business at Cleveland State University, is the first SBDC in the nation to have a partnership and be located in a library. Hosted at the Cleveland Heights Public Library, when you visit, you will find an innovative, collaborative, convenient space with on-site business advisors ready to help you start, sustain or grow your business. Because of our funding from the SBA and ODSA, we are able to provide complementary advising and education. We are measured by our ability to help you start your own business, create and retain jobs, increase sales and obtain financing. Meetings with advisors are by appointment only. Make yours today.

Regarding our services, the SBDC provides low to no-cost, confidential, in-depth, one-on-one counseling for businesses that will or currently employ under 500 employees. In addition to individual counseling, we offer training, e-counseling, quality-based assessments, technical assistance, loan packaging guidance, and information about federal, state, and local regulations and programs. All services are free and confidential.

For more information or to make an appointment with a business advisor, please email Katie Van Dyke, Director, or call 216-321-1633.

CARES Act

Businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 - consulting from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Cleveland State University is available at no charge.