Lissa Jollick wins Janet and George Voinovich Faculty and Staff Leadership Award
Lissa Jollick, Regional Director of Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs Small Business Development Center, was named the 2021 recipient of the Janet and George Voinovich Faculty and Staff Leadership Award.
The biennial award honors Voinovich School faculty and staff who exhibit outstanding leadership and honors the legacy of Sen. George V. Voinovich. It includes $5,000 for professional development training, activity or equipment directly related to the Voinovich School’s strategic outcomes.
Guernsey County Port Authority and the Small Business Development Center partner to support Small Businesses!
For those who dream of starting a small business, even in tough pandemic times, help is available.
Ohio Small Business Development Centers and Guernsey County Port Authority have programs to assist potential small business owners or help current small business owners expand.
The Guernsey County Port Authority can offer loans up to $25,000, through the US Department of Agriculture, with interest rates of 1 percent below prime.
Hocking Hills offers ideal tourist destination during pandemic, SBDC study says
The Hocking Hills, a nationally known destination for camping, hiking and outdoor activities, has continued attracting tourists despite the coronavirus pandemic, according to a marketing analysis conducted by Ohio University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in collaboration with the Hocking Hills Tourism Association.
According to Lissa Jollick, regional director of the SBDC at Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, the SBDC conducted the report after learning about the struggles among lodging and other business owners ... Read More
OhioToday article recognizes Voinovich School support of southeastern Ohio during pandemic
A recent OhioToday article highlighted Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs support of the communities and economies in southeastern Ohio as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The article spotlights how the Voinovich School has served as an institutional partner to join in the front lines of critical economic and community recovery for the region. These include providing aid for small businesses, supporting southeastern Ohio mayors and their communities, offering remote crisis leadership training, and helping to strengthen ... Read More
Ohio University Small Business Development Center expansion helps businesses with ongoing pandemic recovery efforts
Continuing to guide and support businesses through pandemic recovery efforts, the Ohio University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs has led a multi-faceted expansion in its service area, offerings and capacity in southeastern and eastern Ohio.
In recognition of the Ohio University SBDC’s consistently strong performance, the state of Ohio’s lead SBDC office and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) expanded the Ohio University SBDC’s service region into Licking County and northern Fairfield ... Read More
Ohio University Voinovich School’s SBDC experiencing 500% increase in regional business clients due to pandemic
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs programs, including the OHIO Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), TechGROWTH Ohio, LIGHTS Regional Innovation Network and Social Enterprise Ecosystem (SEE) have stepped up to provide increased support to entrepreneurs and small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and response.
Lissa Jollick, OHIO SBDC Regional Director, confirmed that they have experienced an increase of new clients registering for their services by approximately ... Read More
SBDC, PTAC, TechGROWTH, LIGHTS, SEE available to assist businesses with Economic Injury Disaster Loan and more during pandemic response
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), TechGROWTH Ohio, LIGHTS and the Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem (SEE), all part of Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, are working with small and local, private and non-profit business owners to use the following resources available from the state and federal government to help keep their businesses afloat during the pandemic.
To overcome the temporary ... Read More
Staff from OHIO Small Business Development Center Recognized at Statewide Conference
Three counselors from Ohio University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) were recognized at the Ohio SBDC statewide conference in November for earned certifications and outstanding work.
Counselors from Ohio’s network of 28 Small Business Development Centers attend the state conference every year. The two-day gathering features training sessions on topics related to maximizing economic impact, enriching quality of services, strengthening teams, and more.
OU SBDC named Regional Center of the Year
Story via Ohio University Compass
The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Ohio University was named the Small Business Development Center of the Year in Region V by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Ohio SBDC competed against other small business development centers from throughout Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, after it won the Columbus District award.
“Ohio University plays a key ... Read More