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Ohio Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide confidential one-to-one business advising at no cost to entrepreneurs and small business owners. The closest Ohio SBDC is located at Lorain County Community College.
Lorain now has a satellite office of the Cleveland chapter of SCORE. SCORE has been mentoring new and existing businesses for over 40 years and has a network of over 13,000 volunteers who donate their time to help entrepreneurs.
As highly successful and experienced business professionals and entrepreneurs, SCORE mentors deliver valuable, timely, and practical advice. Whether you are a start-up or an existing business, our mentors will help you and your business open new markets, reach new customers, and achieve new goals.
U. S. Small Business Administration
Whether you're already up and running or just getting started, we can help. Come take a look how.
Business Research Databases Available through the Lorain Public Library System website require that you know your library card number and PIN.
Business Source Premier
Provides access to company and market research reports. You can access Business Source Premier if you hold a library card with a member CLEVNET public library. Don't have a card yet? Click here to apply for an eCard online offered by Lorain Public Library System.
Scroll down the page to find the link to Reference USA. This resource provides directory information for 11 million U.S. businesses and 120 million U.S. households. Search for businesses by SIC code, sales volume number of employees and more. Search for residence directory information by name, location or phone number. You can access Reference USA if you hold a library card with a member CLEVNET public library. Don't have a card yet? Click here to apply for an eCard online offered by Lorain Public Library System.