Best Small Business Resources in the Toledo Area

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Starting a business is a life-changing experience. Ohio has dozens of great resources to help entrepreneurs get started. Our team researched and vetted organizations in the Toledo area and compiled our list of recommended resources in this article.

You can also read our guide to starting a business in Ohio.

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Ohio SBDC at Toledo Regional Chamber

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Offers Free Service

Description

The greatest strength of the SBDC is their free, confidential, 1-on-1 business mentoring for anyone who seeks it. Sometimes in order to be considered for mentoring from one of their professional business advisors, you may have to attend a class/workshop or at least present your business plan. SBDC's are located all throughout the state and you should use the SBDC closest to your location if possible, but you can often transfer to a different location if they do not fit your needs.

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Seed Coworking

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Description

Seed offers basic office amenities and a variety of different memberships, depending on the needs of your business. They also host events, some of which are open to the public, and others that are reserved for members. 

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CONTACT INFORMATION:

25 South Saint Clair St.
Toledo, OH 43604
419-407-199
hi@seedcoworking.com

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24/7 access for members. 


Toledo SCORE

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

Offers Free Service

Description

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) is a leading, nation-wide organization that has assisted millions of entrepreneurs over its 50+ years of operation. SCORE is a resource partner of the SBA that offers access to a network of experienced business leaders who donate time to mentor entrepreneurs and small business owners. They also host free or inexpensive workshops online and at 300 local chapters around the United States. Mentoring can be conducted either in person or remotely and is always free and confidential, no matter how often you take advantage of this service.

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