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Women's Business Centers of Ohio

The Women's Business Center (WBC) of Ohio is the only SBA-funded Women's Business Centers in the state. The WBC's mission is to empower women entrepreneurs with resources and tools to create strong sustainable businesses. New and experienced women entrepreneurs access collaborative office space, a professional lounge where they can meet and network, a computer lab with internet access, copying/printing capabilities, and a resource library. Staff and expert advisors provide foundational microenterprise training, in addition to specialized one-on-one counseling within the areas of accounting, personal finance, marketing, and legal matters. Women entrepreneurs share ideas and strategies; sample and test one another's products and services; barter for services, reducing start-up costs; and provide feedback to one another. WBC members are a close-knit group, providing an atmosphere of support, empowerment, and innovation. Membership is $80 per year.