Available Classes

Women's Business Center of Ohio
The Dealership

Cincinnati and Southern Ohio: Creating a Marketing Plan

Monday, Mar 25 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM

Join ECDI, the Madisonville Business Chamber, & Kathy Vaske of Vaske Marketing Group for training with developing a strategy for your small business marketing. This workshop will help small business owners create an effective marketing plan for Customer and B2B engagement.

 (The Madisonville Business Chamber will be collecting a $5 fee at the door for non-chamber members. This event is free to those who are members of the MBC.)



Cincinnati and Southern Ohio: Cincy: Understanding the Lending Process

Wednesday, Mar 27 5:30PM to 7:00PM

Are you looking for lending options to finance your business? What financial documents are required? How long will it take to get funding? What happens if I can't make a payment? What additional financial services does ECDI offer?

Presented by: ECDI & The Women's Business Center

Speaker: Manny Addo Relationship Manager: ECDI


Cincinnati and Southern Ohio: Capital for Construction: Estimating and Bidding Process

Thursday, Apr 18 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Facilitated by: Tony McDaniel, Senior Preconstruction Executive and Lee Owens, Princiipal Estimator from Messer Construction


When bidding for projects, you want to maximize your chances of winning bids. The more bids your construction company wins, the more your business will grow! It is crucial to master the art of bidding if you want long-term success in your business.

Join ECDI in lunch and learn to gain knowledge about
• Understand project size and value
• Getting to know your client
• Understanding the bidding process
• Awareness of the market and local regulations
• How to manage and understand your current workload and adding new projects.


Cincinnati and Southern Ohio: Capital for Construction: Reading Contracts

Thursday, May 16 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Join ECDI and Attorney Ann Miller as she discusses the importance of understanding contracts and what to look for before signing new contracts. 


Cincinnati and Southern Ohio: Capital for Construction: Certified Payroll

Thursday, Jun 20 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

New contractors frequently want to know "What is certified payroll, certified payroll services, and certified payroll software?"


When taking on government building contracts, your firm's success on the job depends on complying with federal law. Perhaps one of the most significant areas of compliance concern is the "certified payroll" all government contractors must submit for each job. Join ECDI and the State of Ohio, to learn about certified payroll and the best options for completing your certified payroll.


Cincinnati and Southern Ohio: Capital for Construction: Financial Fundamentals

Thursday, Jul 18 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Join ECDI to gain knowledge on how to set your business on the right finance track. If you are a new business or existing the fundamental financial training will benefit you for ongoing sustainability.