Business Category: Partnerships
By bringing training and technical assistance, and loan capital to new and existing entrepreneurs in Summit County, ECDI Akron assists to bridge the financing gap that exists for entrepreneurs. By including training and small business loans, ECDI and its partners will be able to reach new and aspiring entrepreneurs who need focused, intensive training and one-on-one support to get their business off the ground. Existing businesses, who have a track record of business success and stability, but are unable to access traditional financing because of economic conditions and a lack of bank credit, will also benefit from ECDI's lending and coaching services.
The Women's Business Center of Ohio, powered by ECDI, is the only U.S. Small Business Administration-funded Women’s Business Center in the state.