Appalachian Community Grant Program

Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced new details on the Appalachian Community Grant Program, which will infuse $500 million into Ohio’s 32-county Appalachian region to revitalize communities and stimulate transformational change. Follow the link to see detailed guidelines.

Starting a Business: A New Tool from SBA

Start your JOURNEY to entrepreneurship with the ASCENT Dashboard. This online, step-by-step guide to business ownership is amazing. Work at your own pace and learn the art of entrepreneurship one step at a time. VISIT to get started!

We Mean Business Virtual Conference

Registration is OPEN for the 4th Annual We Mean Business Virtual Conference, February 15-17. The virtual conference is presented by the Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) and African Amercian Chamber (Cincinnati). The 3-day conference will feature numerous workshops on business trends such as digital transformation, state funding opportunities, crypto currency, access to capital, and Appalachia-specific topics. The conference also offers …

Updated Guidance Regarding Applicant Deadlines for COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL)

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS DECEMBER 31, 2021 EIDL loan and Targeted Advance applications will be accepted until December 31 and will continue to be processed after this date until funds are exhausted. Supplemental Targeted Advance applications will be accepted until December 31; however, the SBA may be unable to process some Supplemental Targeted Advance applications submitted near the December 31 deadline due …

National Small Business Week Virtual Summit

September 13-15, 2021 Celebrating resilience and renewal! Learn new business strategies, meet other business owners, and chat with industry experts. This free online event will include educational webinars, updates on resources for small businesses, and a networking chat room for business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Register Here

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program

SBA will begin sending invitations for supplemental awards for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program. SVOG supplemental awards are to be provided to those who received an initial grant and have illustrated a 70% loss when comparing 2021’s first-quarter revenues to the same in 2019. Click here to find out more.