Small Business Links

The Chamber's 6,000-plus members include all kinds and sizes of companies throughout the three-state, 15-county region. Approximately 50% of Chamber members have fewer than 10 employees - and 85% have fewer than 50 employees. The Chamber recognizes and celebrates the power of small businesses in Cincinnati USA. The links below offer topics tailored to small business, such as support in starting a business and finding qualified workers. Please report broken links, or make suggestions for new links to

Check out these links to support your small business:

Small Business Excellence Awards:

The Chamber's Annual Cincinnati USA Business Awards

Business and Marketing Plans:

Small Business Administration Business Plan Template Business and Marketing Plans
Exercise for Determining What Business You Are In

Starting Your Business (Regional Resources):

Cincinnati Business Incubator
Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce (Small Business Development Center)
Goering Center for Family and Private Business (University of Cincinnati)
Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Small Business Development Center
Hamilton County Development Company
Northern Kentucky University Small Business Development Center
Ohio Small Business Development Center
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
TechSolve Manufacturing Small Business Development Center
University of Cincinnati Center for Entrepreneurship Education and Research
University of Cincinnati Small Business Institute
Wright State Small Business Development Center
Xavier University Entrepreneurial & Small Business Institute

State Resources:

1st Stop Business Connection (Ohio)
Business Start Up Guide (Kentucky)
Business Owner's Guide to State Government (Indiana)

Venture Capital:

Active Capital (formerly know as Angel Capital Electronic Network)
Community Development Venture Capital Alliance
Daily VC news on high tech private companies
Venture Capital Institute

Searchable databases of Awardees and Venture Capital Companies:

Venture Capital Resource Library
Venture Capital Survey

Contacts for Technical Assistance:

Small Business State Profiles
List by State -- Small Business Development Centers

Downtown Cincinnati Inc.
Miami University--Thomas C. Page Center
Entrepreneurship and Business Assistance Centers

Kentucky State Government on the Web
Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Northern Kentucky University Small Business Development Center
Tri-Ed--Why Northern Kentucky 

Indiana State Government on the Web
Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce
Doing Business in Indiana

Labor Information

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
Ohio Unemployment Insurance

Kentucky Department for Employment Services
Kentucky Labor Cabinet
Kentucky Unemployment Insurance
Kentucky Workforce Development

Indiana Department of Insurance
Indiana Department of Labor
Indiana Department of Workforce
Indiana Unemployment Insurance
Indiana Workers' Compensation Board

Managing and Operating a Business

Association for Corporate Growth -- Cincinnati Chapter
Downtown Cincinnati Inc.
Miami University -- Thomas C. Page Center for Entrepreneurship 

 Entrepreneurship and Business Assistance Centers

Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce
Doing Business in Indiana
Indiana State Government on the Web

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