New Programs for Small Businesses

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.