Women’s Business Center of Ohio Provides Tools and Resources for Women Owned Small Business
The Women’s Business Center of Ohio (WBC), an initiative of the Economic & Community Development Institute, opened our doors in January of 2013. Located at 1655 Old Leonard Avenue, we are one of only two SBA-funded Women’s Business Centers in the state. The other, also through ECDI, is in Cleveland.
Since our inception, the Columbus WBC has assisted over 500 members at every stage of their business process. We can help you too! Whether you want to start a business, or grow and expand your existing business, the WBC has you covered. Through one-on-one counseling sessions with WBC staff and volunteers, we provide direction and resources so our members can meet their business goals – all while increasing revenue and creating jobs for the local economy.
For a nominal annual membership fee of $80 (less than $7 a month!), the WBC provides the following resources on location.
- Access to a resource library, computers, and free wireless internet
- Business coaching, mentoring, and one-on-one counseling
- Training and workshop programs
- Networking opportunities
- Access to small business loans through ECDI
- Copy, fax and notary service
Interested in joining? It’s never been easier! Visit our website at www.wbcohio.org and click “Join” to fill out a membership application. Credit/debit cards accepted online.
Want to tour the facility and talk to a WBC staff member before joining? Come on by! Office hours are M-W-F 9am-5pm, T-Th 11am-7pm(until March 13th), T-Th 12pm-8pm (beginning March 14th). You are welcome to fill out membership paperwork at the Center, instead of online. We accept cash, check, and credit/debit cards onsite.
Let 2017 be the year you accomplish your next big business goal. Join the WBC today!