The SBDC at Ashland University provides confidential one-to-one business advising at no cost.  We utilize a business coaching process to assess the business situation and work with entrepreneurs to think through problems, identify the need, find options and pinpoint solutions.  The SBDC works with entrepreneurs in all industries, at all stages of business growth.

The SBDC can help individuals take their idea for a business from pre-venture stage to a fully-functioning, sustainable business operation.  We also guide existing business owners in growing their business, in order to increase their profits and sustain their business operations for years to come.  The SBDC can even come into your existing business and analyze different aspects such as your marketing efforts, financial statements, and processes to ensure you are running your business in the most efficient and profitable manner.

The SBDC at AU provides assistance in the following areas:

  • Access to Capital
  • Accounting/Bookkeeping
  • Business Plan Development
  • Buying/Selling a Business
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Financial Analysis
  • Growth Strategies
  • Franchising
  • Home-based businesses
  • Human Resources
  • Innovation
  • Loan Preparation
  • Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Market Research
  • Product Development
  • Public Relations
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Strategic Planning

If you have questions, or if you need guidance, the SBDC at Ashland University is happy to assist you in your entrepreneurial endeavors.  If our center doesn’t know the answer to your question, chances are we have resources to refer you to that will.

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