Templates & Tools

Greater Cincinnati Business Resources

In addition to Counseling, our Clients are encouraged to take advantage of SCORE Greater Cincinnati chapter's great FREE business resources, available to our Small Business Clients here on line, which include:

Proprietary Business Brief Library

SCORE'S BUSINESS BRIEFS cover topics like starting a small business, business incorporation, financial issues, marketing & advertising, taxes, technology and etc. And are researched and written by our own expert counselors.  Click here to register and access these FREE resources.

Regional Resources

Our valuable links to local and state resources help you locate the nearest chamber of commerce, information research database, loan and funding for your business, specialized state & national business centers, small business software & website information.

Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Located in Ft. Mitchell, KY

Northeast Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce Located in Mason, OH

Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce Located in Lawrenceburg, Indiana

West Chester Chamber of Commerce Located in West Chester, OH

Public Libraries

Cincinnati Public Library Excellent databases like ReferenceUSA on 12 million U.S. companies, organizations, and agencies. Search the business database by company name, sales volume, SIC codes, number of employees, product lines, and more. Note: Library card is required to access at ReferenceUSA.

Kenton County Public Library, Business Information Services Create custom mailing and competitor lists with ReferenceUSA, access thousands of trade publications with Business Source Premier, reserve meeting space for a counseling session at one of our three branches [convenient locations and free parking], or borrow business books, magazines, and Dvds. For an individual consultation with the Business Librarian: call 859-962-4068 or email business@kentonlibrary.org

West Chester Ohio Public Library and Middletown Ohio Public Library provide links to business databases for over 12 million U.S. companies with Reference USA, access full-text articles from over 2300 journals with Business Source Premier, and track stock performance with Value Line.

Demographic Database Data from numerous sources creates interesting profiles of all U.S. cities. Just enter your zip to see the data.

Other Regional Resources

Small Business Administration (SBA)

SBA Loan Programs  Get the latest information here on SBA loans and other information available for small businesses.

Cincinnati Micro Loans Bad Girl Ventures is a local micro-lending organization that provides loans to women starting small businesses

Warren County [Ohio] Office of Economic Development The Office of Economic Development is charged with the mission to serve as the liaison between business and government in pursuit of economic growth, capital investment and job growth in Warren County.

EXPORT ASSISTANCE The U.S. Commercial Service offers a wide variety of products and services to help U.S. companies increase international sales, identify potential markets, meet buyers, partners, agents and distributors, navigate export channels, and much more. Let us help you expand your business today!

OHIO EXPORT DIVISION The Global Markets Division is extending Ohio’s economic reach into the global marketplace. Ohio’s trade managers and network of international offices in Canada, Mexico, Belgium, Chile, Brazil, Israel, South Africa, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, and India promote the exports of Ohio goods and services and work to solidify Ohio’s position as a premier location for investment.

Hamilton County Ohio Office of Small Business Development Recognizing that small businesses provide employment and economic growth in Hamilton County, the Board of County Commissioners of Hamilton County established its Small Business Program ("Program") in 1998. The Program has an objective of increasing the participation of small businesses on County projects.

Hamilton County Development Company (HCDC) HCDC administers a variety of U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and State of Ohio loan programs. Also their link page at HCDC Links

Cincinnati's Business Information Center Economic development site for the tri state.

Greater Cincinnati Small Business Resources Links to Greater Cincinnati Small Business Resources.

SBDC at the Greater Cincinnati Urban League Comprehensive business management and education services.

Cincinnati Economic Empowerment Center The Cincinnati Economic Empowerment Center (C-EEC) of the Greater Cincinnati Urban League works with private, public and nonprofit resources to build strong, sustainable and successful minority businesses.

Start a business in Ohio – ohiomeansbusiness.com OhioMeansBusiness.com provides individuals with the benefits of business expansion, business relocation and capital investment in Ohio.

Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) The WBENC certification for women-owned businesses is one of the most widely recognized and respected certifications in the nation.

VETERAN Small Business Programs