Small Business Education

Find the resources you need, from courses on business basics to matching with a professional mentor

In our Educate-Invest-Innovate model, ECDI focuses on growing entrepreneurs as individuals.

 

ECDI's Women's Business Centers (WBCs) provide a hub for holistic entrepreneur education including training, mentoring and resources. From business basics to succession strategies, we serve all under-served small business owners (including women and men). Through our WBCs, Ohio entrepreneurs have access to workshops, online resources, professional networks, one-on-one mentoring, advice and more.

For some entrepreneurs, training through ECDI or a WBC may enable them to be loan ready. And for some, matching with a mentor for expert advice may enable them to reach a higher level of growth. The ability to provide the education and training needed to strengthen each entrepreneur is one aspect that makes ECDI different than a traditional lender.

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WOMEN'S BUSINESS CENTERS OF OHIO

PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY NETWORK

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WEB-BASED EDUCATION AND TOOLS

CAPITAL FOR CONSTRUCTION

TRAINING AND EDUCATION EVENTS

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DREAMBUILDER BUSINESS PLANNING

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ECDI is one of the top U.S. SBA intermediary microlenders with a mission to invest in people to create measurable and enduring social and economic change. ECDI provides responsible, affordable lending and comprehensive small business development services to help underbanked people and communities join the economic mainstream. ECDI’s target population includes low-moderate income individuals, minorities, women, immigrants, and refugees, and those otherwise precluded from funding from a traditional financial institution.

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