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    Resources for creating, growing & leading your business.

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    What type of entrepreneur are you? Where to next?

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    Visit one of our Innovation Centers to bring your ideas to life.

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Choose from a variety of topics to help bring your business idea to the next level. Pick a topic below and we will provide resources, workshops and events that match your interests.

Upcoming Workshops


Encore Entrepreneurs: Business Plan

OK, so you have a business concept, now you need to create a business plan. Learn how to write an effective business plan and determine your...


Encore Entrepreneurs: Small Business Legalese

In this workshop, we will explore the many legal aspects of owning a business. Topics include naming your business, licenses, registration,...


Encore Entrepreneurs: Know Your Customer

Is there a demand for your business? What is your target audience? We will explore market segmentation and develop a marketing plan that...


Encore Entrepreneurs: Where's the Money?

You have a great business concept; now it'’s time to find the financial support you need to get started. Do you need a conventional loan, a...


Encore Entrepreneurs: The Perfect Pitch

Present a dynamite one- to five-minute pitch and attract the “ask” that you want. Develop your value proposition and elevator pitch and learn the...


Tools & Templates

Tools & Templates

Breakthrough marketing plans : how to stop wasting time and start driving growth

Updated: 12/11/2017

Marketing, Leadership & Innovation

Breakthrough Marketing Plans is an essential tool for people who create...

Tools & Templates

Designing a Business Card

Updated: 11/9/2017


Learn how to design a business card that is eye-catching and functional. In...

Tools & Templates

Design 101: Presentations

Updated: 10/30/2017

Business Basics, Marketing, Leadership & Innovation

Learn the "Design 101" rules for achieving a balanced, professional,...

Tools & Templates

content strategy toolkit : methods, guidelines, and templates for getting content right

Updated: 10/30/2017

Concept 2 Business, Business Basics, Legal, Marketing, Leadership & Innovation

In this essential guide, Meghan Casey outlines a step-by-step approach for...

Tools & Templates

Ohio Secretary of State

Updated: 4/25/2017

Concept 2 Business, Business Basics, Legal

Your business begins here. Everything from filing forms and fees to starting...

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