June 28 workshop will provide CH business owners with expansion resources

On June 28 business owners will have the opportunity to learn how to develop their businesses in Cleveland Heights. The Cleveland branch of the U.S. Small Business Administration is sponsoring the workshop “Expand Your Business in the Heights!,” which aims to teach business owners about the resources available to them in the community. The workshop will host three speakers.

Brian Anderson, business development manager for the city of Cleveland Heights, will discuss financial assistance opportunities available from the city, including the Municipal Small Business Initiative, a performance grant available to Heights businesses that create employment opportunities.

“Cleveland Heights offers a unique location with a long history and culture unmatched in Northeast Ohio in terms of support,” said Anderson. “With walkable commercial districts integrated into residential neighborhoods and located just up the hill from major downtown and University Circle institutions and along major commuting corridors, Cleveland Heights gives businesses opportunities not available elsewhere in Greater Cleveland.”

Katie Van Dyke, director of the Small Business Development Center at Heights Libraries, will speak about business planning, and how the services she provides through the center can help bring a business owner’s vision to reality.

During the third portion of the workshop, Raymond Graves of the U.S. Small Business Administration will discuss various aspects of the loan making process to increase a business owner's likelihood of becoming a successful applicant.

“Expand Your Business in the Heights” will take place at 2340 Lee Road (second floor) at 9 a.m. RSVP at https://expandyourbizintheheights.eventbrite.com or email raymond.graves@sba.gov. 

Courtney Arbogast

Courtney Arbogast is an Americorps VISTA Summer Associate at FutureHeights.

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Volume 11, Issue 7, Posted 11:08 AM, 06.26.2018