• It’s time for your
    Encore!

    Resources for creating, growing & leading your business.

  • Find the entrepreneur in
    You!

    What type of entrepreneur are you? Where to next?

  • Are you ready to
    Innovate?

    Visit one of our Innovation Centers to bring your ideas to life.

What topic interests you?

Choose from a variety of topics to help bring your business idea to the next level. Pick a topic below and we will provide resources, workshops and events that match your interests.

Upcoming Workshops

Jul
01

Small Business Legalese

In this workshop, we will explore the many legal aspects of owning a business. Topics include naming your business, licenses, registration,...

Jul
08

Know Your Customer

Is there a demand for your business? What is your target audience? We will explore market segmentation and develop a marketing plan that...

Jul
15

Where's the Money?

You have a great business concept; now it is time to find the financial support you need to get started. Do you need a conventional loan, a...

Jul
22

The Perfect Pitch

Present a dynamite one- to five-minute pitch and attract the “ask” that you want. Develop your value proposition and elevator pitch and learn the...

 

Tools & Templates

Tools & Templates

Ohio Secretary of State

Updated: 4/25/2017

Concept 2 Business, Business Basics, Legal

Your business begins here. Everything from filing forms and fees to starting...

Tools & Templates

Bust A Name

Updated: 4/25/2017

Concept 2 Business, Business Basics, Marketing

BustAName is a tool to help find domain names. Watch the Video Tutorial to...

Tools & Templates

Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery

Updated: 1/31/2017

Concept 2 Business, Business Basics, Finance

These tools can be your first step towards small business success. Find...

Tools & Templates

Income Statement Quarterly

Updated: 12/29/2016

Finance

Easy-to-use income statement template broken down by quarters. Access worksheet.

Tools & Templates

Startup Cost Budget Worksheet

Updated: 12/29/2016

Finance

Use this startup cost budget worksheet to estimate the amount of money needed...

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