Upcoming Training & Events

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Toledo: class: **TOLEDO** Small Business Resource Days

Tuesday, Jul 24 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Attention Toledo-based Small Business Owners and Aspiring Entrepreneurs! 

ECDI and our partners Toledo Lucas County Library, Toledo Port Authority and LISC, join together to bring existing and aspiring small business owners in the Greater Toledo area, programming, coaching, and resources to start or expand your business. 

What to expect?

  • Resource Fair
  • Access to Capital Panel
  • Hear from ECDI and Toledo Client, Paul Gomez of Streak Free Window Cleaning.

Light food and drinks will be provided!


Cleveland: class: S.E.E.D. at the Library

Thursday, Sep 06 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Price: $150.00

Sometimes even well-equipped entrepreneurs can find themselves in a rut, or just hungry for more information on small business success and growth. The Small Enterprise Education Development (SEED) Training Series is designed for entrepreneurs who are ready to enhance their business idea or expand an existing small enterprise into a viable and profitable business. Clients taking this course will focus on four critical developmental areas; business concept, organization, customer relations, and operations using the GrowthWheel® concept, an interactive tool that helps entrepreneurs develop their business through an action-oriented process. Clients will also complete homework assignments that will assist them in developing a business plan and 30/60/90-day action plan. 


 Module 1: Business Concept
Thursday September 6th, 2018. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

• Module 2: Organization
Thursday September 13th, 2018. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

• Module 3: Customer Relations
Thursday September 20th, 2018. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

• Module 4: Operations
Thursday September 27th, 2018. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: $150.00 for four-class series and certificate of completion. This series will be held at The Maple Heights Library Branch, 5225 Literary Lane, 44137.

Full series is required for start-up phase prospective ECDI lending clients. Clients are encouraged to attend an Info Session and Entrepreneurial Readiness beforehand. Registration closes 2 business days before the class or when the class is fully booked; series fills up quickly. Classes are subject to cancellation. Please arrive at The Library approximately 15 minutes prior to the beginning of class.  For special considerations, call Lauren Smith at (216) 912-5665.


Toledo: class: Toledo Small Business Resource Days: South Branch

Tuesday, Sep 25 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

ECDI and our Toledo small business partners present: Toledo Small Business Resource Days!