Blog Entries - 2014

5 Key Reasons to Build Your Business Credit

Posted on: December 26, 2014
Tags: Small business credit

Building business credit is just as important as building and taking good care of one’s personal credit. In the business world, a company does not have a consumer FICO® Score. Instead, it has business credit scores, ratings maintained and calculated by business credit reporting agencies.

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Export Internship Program

Posted on: December 16, 2014
Tags: Importing

The Opportunity

The Ohio Export Internship Program is designed for companies looking to export for the first time or to

improve their current export initiatives. The program, created by the Ohio Development Services Agency

and the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, will match companies with highly motivated

students who have taken export-focused coursework, while providing a 50 percent reimbursement for the

intern wages. This exciting internship program will offer a mutually beneficial relationship to students and

companies alike by providing real-world experiences where both can learn and grow.

The Advantages

Up to $3,600 reimbursement for intern wages

Trained, full-time summer interns will focus on export development

A uniquely tailored scope of work with specific deliverables

Students are mentored and closely supervised by the Ohio Development Services Agency and other partnering export assistance providers

The Results

Building export readiness

Identifying new markets

Market-specific research and analysis

Streamlining current export processes and procedures

To Apply:

The Commitment

Companies participating in the program must provide

the following:

Strategic commitment to grow an export market

Compensation for internship position

Managerial guidance for the intern

Existing or planned export budget

Participation in program evaluation

2015 Program Timeline

For additional information, please contact:

Wes Aubihl, Export Assistance Manager

Phone: (614) 644-9759



Thien Bui, College Intern

Phone: (614) 466-4996


The State of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider of ADA Services

January 15 Deadline to apply (rolling acceptance)

March 6 Companies notified of acceptance

March 9 – 20 Companies introduced to interns

May 11– August 7 Students internship

June 29 – July 3 Internship break

August 6 Showcase event


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Microsoft Launches Small Biz Contest

Posted on: December 13, 2014
Tags: Contest

Microsoft Launches Small Biz Contest
Every entrepreneur has a story; share yours for a chance to win $20K just launched the Microsoft Small Business Contest for entrepreneurs and small business owners to share their experiences. From now until January 11, SMB owners can submit a two-minute video describing their beginnings, successes, or even challenges, for a chance to win $20,000. Check out the Microsoft For Work Facebook page for more details, and follow the conversation via Twitter using the hashtag #MSSmallBizContests.


Please help us and Microsoft spread the word, by sharing the contest with your centers and clients. Click here for a PDF flyer.

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Seminar Ohio Means Jobs 101

Posted on: December 3, 2014
Tags: Start

Ribbon Cutting For Elite Automotive

Posted on: October 15, 2014
Tags: Marketing

Elite Automotive celebrated the ribbon cutting for their new location in Hamilton Township on Friday October 3rd. Joe Schiesler, Director represented the Warren County SBDC at the celebration.

Joe worked with Elite on finding a commercial real estate agency to locate a site for their new location. They selected The Schueler Group, Rob Blundred to represent them. Rob was able to find them their current location.

Elite had been leasing space in Hamilton Township.

Congratulations to the owners of Elite Automotive, Dave Ellis and Chris Mullins



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Business Technology Summit - October 29 - Cincinnati, Ohio

Posted on: October 15, 2014
Tags: Ribbon cuttings

Eight days remain for you to register to attend the Business Technology Summit 2014, in Cincinnati on October 29.  One of the keynote speakers, Brian Minick from CBTS, will be addressing cyber security:    

“With cyber attacks and data breaches in the news on a regular basis, business leaders need to realize that the threats are real and relevant to them.  But, then in all the doom and gloom, there are proven approaches to handling these types of threats.  Business leaders owe to themselves and their businesses to learn about these new threats and how to address them.”

Don’t miss this great opportunity to be among the 300 attendees to hear from Brian, David Knox, Geoff Smith and others.  For more information on this dynamic event and to register to attend, go to

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"Establishing and Marketing Your Brand for Maximum Impact"

Posted on: September 17, 2014
Tags: Marketing
The Warren County Chamber Alliance invites you to join marketing professionals Jeanne Bruce, Michelle Class, Jack Kaser & Wendy Vonderhaar for an educational event.   Network with other businesses and hear a presentation from our expert panel on how read more …

Estimating Start Up Costs

Posted on: September 15, 2014
Tags: Sba, Start, Start-up, Costs, Finances, Financing, Seed money, Money, Loan
If you are planning to start a business, it is critical to determine your budgetary needs. Since every business is different, and has its own specific cash needs at different stages of development, there is no universal method for read more …

Welcome to the New Website!

Posted on: July 10, 2014
Warren County SBDC has a new site!  We are pleased to announce with launch of the new site we will be able to provide you with: Upcoming Learning Events Up to date resources and tools to help you start, sustain, & grow your business Online read more …

Small Business Development Center Program of Ohio is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBDC program is also funded in part by the Ohio Development Services Agency. The Warren County Center is also grateful to our loyal Alliance Partners who provide financial assistance and resources. All opinions, conclusions, or Recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks prior in advance. Contact the Warren County SBDC office at (513) 934-4793 regarding these arrangements.