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Dayton Named Friendliest City for Small Business in Ohio and the Kauffman Foundation have teamed up to conduct a survey of more than 12,000 small businesses nationwide. The data was used to evaluate most states and 82 cities against one another along multiple metrics. Small business owners gave Dayton an A- for its overall friendliness towards small businesses, though they gave the regulatory environment a grade of C+.

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WSU Features SBDC at the Raj Soin College of Business

07/07/2014 Comments off

Jim Hannah at Wright State University just published an online story featuring the Small Business Development Center at WSU.  Call it a shameless plug but we thought you might want to read about it!

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VOB Ohio and the SBDC at WSU Mentioned in the Cleveland Business News

07/01/2014 Comments off

The efforts of VOB Ohio and the SBDC at Wright State University recently made it into a story in the Cleveland Business News.  This just goes to show how far reaching the message can go when the effort is for a good cause.  If you are a veteran and have not taken advantage of the extensive resources available for entrepreneurship, you need to contact our office at 937-775-3503 or approach your nearest SBDC office.  We are here to help.

Read the Cleveland Business News Story  || Visit VOB Ohio

Forbes Lists Top 10 Franchises & 10 Worst Franchises

06/20/2014 Comments off

Forbes magazine recently released their assessment of the best and worst franchises for entrepreneurs.  You will find a lot of names you know and a few you may not have heard of before.  Selecting a franchise that matches your personal and career goals can be difficult.  We recommend you use a trained consultant to determine if franchising is for you and if so, which franchise might be the best fit.  If you would like to discuss franchising and meet a franchising professional, please contact your local SBDC office for guidance.

For more on how Forbes came up with their rankings, read their story.


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Dayton Named One of the Most Small Business-Friendly Metro Areas

06/13/2014 Comments off

According to, Dayton ranked 17 on a national survey of the most Small Business-Friendly metro areas. This is great news for all of our soon to be and established small business owners in Dayton! The survey, provided by, was sent to 12,000 small business owners over a two month period and assessed how owners perceived their business environment. Survey questions included small business owners’ attitudes regarding ease of starting a business or hiring employees, regulations and available training programs (like our own SBDC courses). States and metro areas were included in the results if 30 or more surveys were completed.

The survey found that Dayton is the highest ranking metro area in the state of Ohio for overall friendliness. Dayton received an overall grade of A- while the entire State of Ohio received a grade of C. For more perspective, Columbus received a B, Cleveland a B-, and Cincinnati a C+.

To see more survey results and read how those results were reached, click here.

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