More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.* (source: www.sba.gov)
Here locally, over 80% of Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce members have 25 or fewer employees. And of those, almost three-quarters have fewer than 10. Many of them are thriving in the Toledo region today thanks to the assistance they received from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in their 25+ year history at the Toledo Chamber. From the exciting times, like starting-up or expanding, to the scary times when things are not going in the right direction, the SBDC provides confidential, cost-free consulting to small businesses and entrepreneurs.
Starting next week, get to know these “magicians of mainstreet” at our Summer GEO Series where we will be highlighting TASBA (the Toledo Area Small Business Association) and the SBDC. This is your opportunity to meet the small business leaders who represent you and your interests at the Chamber as well as the SBDC staff who can help you grow your business, access capital or expand into foreign markets. Plus there will be plenty of opportunities to network with other businesses in your geographic (GEO) area.
We hope to see you at one of these upcoming GEO events. Click below for more information and to register to join us:
5.16.19 - Sylvania West/University Area GEO @ Shorty's True American Roadhouse
6.13.19 - Perrysburg/River East GEO @ Hollywood Casino, Toledo, H Lounge
6.18.19 - Maumee-Holland/South GEO @ Rayoka Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi
6.25.19 - Downtown/North GEO @ Toledo Museum of Art