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SBA: Create Your Business Plan: List of links from the Small Business Administration to sites that outline how to write a business plan, give samples of business plans, and offer advice on how to get the most out of your business plan.
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City of Youngstown Office of Economic Development
Fosters a positive business climate that encourages quality economic development by offering assistance in support of businesses within the city. YOED offers a variety of programs and services tailored to support business development at every level. Services include business retention and relocation programs as well as business finance programs.
The Entrepreneurship Center - Williamson College of Business Administration
The goal is to spur economic development in the Mahoning Valley: Development of entrepreneurship initiatives and programs within the WCBA; Communicate the entrepreneurship theme throughout the community by hosting entrepreneurship programs for students in grades 6-12 and adults interested in entrepreneurship; Act as an entrepreneurship resource center for the University community.
Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corporation
Partnership of public and private interests focused on the revitalization and diversification of the Mahoning Valley in Northeastern Ohio.
The Ohio Small Business Development Center at YSU
The SBDC program is the most comprehensive and effective business assistance network in the nation. Its purpose is to help existing businesses develop and retain a competitive advantage in the ever-changing global economy, and to help entrepreneurs realize their dream of business ownership. SBDCs enhance economic development throughout the region, the state of Ohio and the country.
Williamson College of Business Administration
The mission of the WCBA is to prepare undergraduate and MBA students for productive and fulfilling careers as leaders in business, government, nonprofit organizations, and society.
Youngstown Business Incubator
YBI's mission is to facilitate the creation of high-value businesses through collaborative partnerships that promote innovative technologies.
The Youngstown SCORE Chapter provides free confidential counseling to an existing small business or new entrepreneur. They are focused on building a trusting relationship with business owners in the Mahoning Valley Ohio area by providing tools and sound advice on topics such as a business plan or SEO. Their offices are located in the Williamson College of Business Administration at YSU.