"Tech Savvy" is a multi-tiered program designed to combat the technology-driven problems many entrepreneurs face when starting a business. 

This service will combine technology driven training, one-on-one technical assistance, online business networking opportunities, technology scholarships, and business incubation services. Clients that are eligible for the Tech Savvy scholarship award will receive up to $1,000 for IT software and or equipment to support their small business.

Eligibility Requirements: Complete 12 hours of micro-enterprise business development training from ECDI.

ECDI is currently offering the Small Enterprise Education Development (S.E.E.D) training series which meets the eligible requirements. S.E.E.D is designed for entrepreneurs who are ready to enhance their business idea or expand their 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. The cost of this class is $100.00 and membership fee $25.00 (if you are not a member).

  • Copy of recent tax returns to verify low to moderate income status
  • Copy of business filing with Secretary of State (Entity #)
  • Fill out the Tech-Savvy application.
  • Return completed application to Kimberly Gayle at ECDI’s main office located at 1655 Old Leonard Avenue Columbus, OH 43219

For more information please contact Patty Tumen at 614-559-0115 / or email ptumen@ecdi.org. To register for classes: https://www.ecdi.org/educate/classes