Investing in the growth of small business
Training, loans, advice & more.
Welcome to your single-stop resource for entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurs, apply for COVID support, pivot loans or other business capital.
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ECDI's Impact in Ohio
Since 2004 (updated quarterly):
in loans distributed
jobs created or retained
Entrepreneurs served by ECDI are:
people of color
ECDI's impact on the Ohio economy comfortably exceeds $1 billion annually, stemming from locally-owned, locally serving businesses."
Overall Economic Impact Study of ECDI's Lending to Ohio Entrepreneurs by Bill Lafayette, Ph.D.
Benefits of Working with ECDI
SUPPORT FOR ANY STAGE
Whether you've got a great idea and need help turning it into a business plan, or you're an established company looking to expand, we're here to help.
HELP FOR EVERY ENTREPRENEUR
We have one job: helping small businesses succeed. If you aren't ready to receive a loan right now, we have resources to help you get ready.
Training, expert advisors, networking, ongoing support, access to funding - it's all right here. Develop one relationship and find everything you need.
RESPONSIBLE, AFFORDABLE LENDING
Our mission is to create enduring social and economic change. As a nonprofit, we're not here to make a buck. We're here to help create lasting small businesses.