According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are more than 44,700 businesses with fewer than 100 employees in Northwest Ohio. These small businesses comprise 92 percent of all firms in the region.
Chamber services to small businesses include representation through the Toledo Area Small Business Association and hosting the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the region. The SBDC provides confidential small business services including one-on-one counseling, start-up planning, access to capital, long-term growth strategies, and turn-around of struggling businesses. These services are offered at no or little cost to the client.
Looking to get a head start on your shopping list? Check out a few of these member retailers that we know are participating in Small Business Saturday!
Walt Churchill’s Market
Culture Clash Records
Buckeye Wolverine Shop
Monroe Street Diner
Inside the Five Brewing Company
Alan Miller Jewelers
Taste of Toledo