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As a valued client of the SBDC at Rhodes State College and an important business in Ohio, your continuation is very important to us.

Our offices are currently closed to on-site clients, but we continue to work remotely through e-mail, online meeting platforms, text and telephone. Please feel free to contact your dedicated advisor with any questions or concerns we can assist you with.

We will do our best to help you with your issues as they arise due to COVID 19. We will try to keep you apprised of information as quickly as it become available to us. 


The Ohio District 3 Small Business Development Center is located in Keese Hall on the campus of Rhodes State College.

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The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Rhodes State College (SBDC) is a front-line, immediate response, high-impact program designed to facilitate small business growth, job creation, and access to capital.

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Tools & Resources

Links to tools and resources for small business owners along with answers to commonly asked questions.

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Meet Our Team

Kathy Keller

Director, CBA
(419) 995-8184

Craig Brown

Business Advisor, CBA

Dan Sheaffer

Business Consultant

Todd Fleagle

Business Consultant

Courtney Hastings

Administrative Assistant


The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Rhodes State College is affiliated with the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), the Ohio Development Services Agency, and the Rhodes State College Workforce Development and Innovation/Continuing Education.

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The Small Business Development Center of Ohio (SBDC) program is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBDC program is also funded in part by the Ohio Development Services Agency. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Courtney Hastings, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima, Ohio 45804, (419) 995-8032.