HAMILTON — Butler County’s Small Business Development Center is the best in the country, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The Butler County Small Business Development Center’s counselors advise tenants, local existing business owners and other entrepreneurs in the community on strategic planning, marketing and gaining access to financial capital.
The small business center works with the various Butler County chambers, with offices in Middletown and in Hamilton at Hamilton Mill.
“It is really an honor to be recognized for helping business get started and grow in the community,” said David Riggs, director of Butler County’s SBDC.
In 2017, the SBDC devoted a total of 1,356 counseling hours, helping small businesses generate more than $3.1 million in new sales, creating 183 jobs and retaining 264 jobs, according to the state. The center led all centers statewide with 58 business starts and connected companies to $3,080,755 in capital.
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BUSINESS COUNSELING & ADVICE
The SBDC Certified Business Advisor® utilizes a business coaching process to assess the business situation & work with the entrepreneur.
UPCOMING TRAiNING & EVENTS
The Butler County Small Business Development Center offers a variety of classroom learning courses led by qualified Subject-Matter-Experts and certified in the Kauffmann/FastTrac programs.
PLANNING & ACCESS TO CAPITAL
The Butler County SBDC meets the needs of the experienced and the prospective small business owner at his/her level of sophistication.
Awards & Honors
2017 SBDC Excellence and Innovation Award for the SBA Central District
From James Laipply, Ohio Small Business Development Centers Director Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship:
"I am writing to let you know that we are nominating your center for the 2017 SBDC Excellence and Innovation Award for the SBA Central District. Congratulations!
In 2016 Your center had tremendous all-around performance and demonstrated year-over-year growth in clients served, counseling hours, long term clients, business starts, and job creation.
This will also qualify your center to be eligible for the national award."
2016 Business Start-Up Award- Runner-Up
The Ohio Small Business Development Center located at The Hamilton Mill and the City of Middletown Economic Development Department was runner up in Business Starts with 47. One shy of 1st place total of 48. We returned home from the annual State Conference and Awards banquet feeling pretty good.