Our OCIE SBDC Network consultants assist both aspiring entrepreneurs and current business owners through private and confidential consultation services. One of our network consultants will assess your objectives and needs during your initial consultation, develop a scope of work exclusively for you and then work with you every step of the way to achieve your goals. Our clients are exposed to a wealth of knowledge through our consultants, but also receive access to our strategic partners, resources and a distinct business network.

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SBDC Consulting Services



Your product or service has value for your customers - but who are they, how do you target them communicate with them, or reach them? Our marketing consultants can help you not only understand your customers, but also help you grow, retain and delight them.

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Our consultants can help you assess new technologies to create efficiencies in your business, help you review your inventory management processes, review your your costs, develop processes and more.

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Ready to finance your business, but not sure where to start? Or looking to refinance debt or expand your business? Our financial consultants can help you explore your financing options, securely package your loan, introduce you to our network of over 100 funding institutions and help you obtain the best loan terms.

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Business Planning

Whether you’re just starting or looking to expand your business, our consultants work with you step by step to identify your business objectives then develop a written plan of action to include financial, management and operational strategies over a specified timeline.

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Whether you’re ready to become an employer, explore how to import or export or looking to brush up on your accounting our workshops are offered at no or minimal cost throughout our service territory all year.

Workshop topics include: funding, target marketing, lease negotiation, market research, business planning, financial management, trade and more.

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Check out our Finance Center

Make an appointment with one of our Finance Center consultants, we’ll help you through the loan packaging process and help you get he best rate and terms for your potential loan through our network of over 100 financial institution partners.

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