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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.

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The Ohio District 3 Small Business Development Center is located in the JJC building 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

Todd Fleagle

Business Consultant
(419) 305-1490

Nicole Scott

Director, SBDC
(419) 995-8172

Jenna Litsey

Office Associate, SBDC
(419) 995-8032

In The News

Governor DeWine visited Sign Solutions, a Lima small business, who received a SBA grant with help from the Rhodes State College SBDC. The Small Business Relief Grants provided by the State of Ohio have been a commitment to assisting the majority of the economy in Ohio. These grants have been instrumental in maintaining many of our small businesses through the pandemic and recovery process to continue to stay open for business. Attached are a few photos. Congrats! 


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The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Rhodes State College is affiliated with the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), the Ohio Department of Development and the Rhodes State College Workforce Development and Innovation.

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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 Department of Development. 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 Kathy Keller, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima, Ohio 45804, (419) 995-8184.