The Enterprise Center of Southern State serves as an entrepreneur and small business support center. The center is staffed by a Certified Business Advisor® and offers FREE consulting and referral services to pre-venture, start-up or existing businesses.
The Enterprise Center also utilizes the services of many other reputable agencies such as local Chambers of Commerce, area Economic Development offices, the Small Business Development Center, SCORE and others.
You can use the Enterprise Center to get customized workforce training for your employees as well as open enrollment classes for yourself! To find upcoming workshops offered through the Enterprise Center, visit Workshops & Trainings.
The Enterprise Center of Southern State is proud to present a non-credit, condensed Entrepreneurship Certificate program that will give you the opportunity to gain and develop entrepreneurship skills so that you can successfully start a new business or expand an existing one.
The program is taken entirely online allowing you the flexibility to complete the program at your own pace in a place and time convenient for you.
To enroll in the program, complete the registration form and make an appointment to meet with a Certified Business Advisor® from the Enterprise Center who will serve as your coach/facilitator until you complete the program. You’ll meet with your advisor three times during the program to assess your progress.
The program consists of seven courses (each six weeks in length with two class sessions per week) which can be taken in any order, and you can take more than one course at a time. To obtain your certificate, you must complete the following:
- Accounting Fundamentals
- Computer Skills for the Workplace
- Creating a Successful Business Plan
- Effective Business Writing
- Effective Selling or Professional Sales Skills
- Mastery of Business Fundamentals
- Start and Operate Your Own Home–Based Business or Start Your Own Small Business
Contact the Enterprise Center for more information!
Every community needs a source of information, and we’re glad to be yours. We try to provide plays, shows, lectures, seminars and college credit and non-credit classes that would be interesting and beneficial to all segments of our community.
2035 Tri-County Rd, Box 151
Here are some helpful articles for small businesses and entrepreneurs as well as area agencies that provide information and insight on funding, legal and other issues that face small businesses today.
Starting a Business
- How to Deal With Copycats
- How to Legally Protect Your Home If Your Business Is Sued
- How to Prioritize As an Entrepreneur
- Why Innovation Dies
Growing Your Business
- An Inside Look at How Teams Create Great Business Ideas When Subway Meets 'Mad Men' in AMC’s 'The Pitch'
- Crowdfunding Nets Millions For Game Developers
- Going Out Tonight? Zoom In, Point And Click
- Most Retailers Saving Big on Debit Card Processing Fees
Sales & Marketing
- 7 Do’s and Don’ts for Marketing With Pinterest
- Social Media Users Are Squeakier Wheels When It Comes to Customer Service
- Why Forums May Be the Most Powerful Social Media Channel for Brands
Agencies Supporting Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses
- Adams County Chamber of Commerce
- Brown County Chamber of Commerce
- Highland County Chamber of Commerce
- Fayette County Chamber of Commerce
- Wilmington–Clinton County Chamber of Commerce
- Adams County Economic Development Office
- Brown County Economic Development Office
- Clinton County Economic Development Office
- Fayette County Economic Development Office
- Appalachian Regional Entrepreneurship Group – Ohio University
- Kauffman Foundation
- SCORE – Chapter 34 – Cincinnati
- Small Business Administration
- Small Business Development Center – Piketon
- Southern Ohio Procurement Outreach Center
Please complete and submit this form and we will get back with you as soon as we can!