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For Clients

Since its founding in 2011, the ECDC—a teaching clinic where law students work under the supervision of its licensed director—has served more than xx small businesses and entrepreneurs at no charge to clients. In the process, we are proud to have provided more than $1 million worth of legal services to the regional business community.

Could your start-up, small business or non-profit benefit from working with the ECDC?

Entrepreneurs, small business owners and non-profit applicants must:

  • meet income guidelines
  • need services that the ECDC students can work on effectively and on semester-based timelines. Time-sensitive and deadline-driven projects are not typically appropriate for the ECDC.
  • complete the “Application for Pro Bono Legal Assistance.” 

 

NOTE: The ECDC does not provide litigation services.

If you are eligible for our services but we can’t take you on at the ECDC, we will do our best to find other pro bono assistance to meet your needs.

Additional Small Business Resources

General Information

  • 1st Stop Business Connection:
    • 
Free State Level Entrepreneurial Information
    • 
Six Step Business Information Kit
- Regulations & Forms Included

    • Links to State & Federal Agencies
    • 
Contact & Website Information: 
www.development.ohio.gov/1ststop/

    • 1-800-248-4040

Business Consulting and Small Business Resources

SCORE Cincinnati


  • Small Business Administration (SBA) organization

  • Retired business owners/executives
  • 
Workshops
  • Free Counseling
  • Mentor/Mentee paired based on your business needs

  • Contact& Website Information: 
www.scoreworks.org/
 513-684-2812

 


Cincinnati SBDC at the Greater Cincinnati Urban League

  • Strategic Planning

  • eCounseling
  • Technical Assistance
  • 
Quality-Based Assessments

  • Information about Federal, State and Local Programs
  • 
Loan Packaging Assistance

  • Contact & Website Information
: www.entrepreneurohio.org/center.aspx?center=17052&subloc=0
513-487-1155


 

Cincinnati SBDB at Clermont County Chamber of Commerce


  • Strategic Planning
  • 
eCounseling
- Technical Assistance

  • Quality-Based Assessments

  • Information about Federal, State and Local Programs

  • Loan Packaging Assistance
  • Contact & Website Information: 
www.entrepreneurohio.org/center.aspx?center=17051&subloc=0
513-576-5000


Small Business Resources

  • Promotes Economic Welfare of the people of Cincinnati
  • Mitigates SBE Discrimination effects
  • Promotes Full and Equal Business Opportunities
  • Workshops and Seminars for Contract Development

 

Contact & Website Information:

http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/inclusion/registration-certification/business-enterprise-certification/

513-352-3144

  • Business Incubation
  • Morning Mentoring
  • SoundingBoard and Regional Entrepreneurs Forum

 

Contact & Website Information:

www.hcdc.com/incubation

513-631-8292

  • Tax Incentive Information and Applications
  • Contract Services
  • Land Development
  • Comprehensive Demographic and Mapping Data

 

Contact & Website Information:

www.hcdc.com/

513-631-8292

  • Technology Planning
  • Government Contracting
  • Lean Office and Manufacturing
  • SBIR/STTR/DARPA
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Grant Writing and Review
  • Patent Research
  • Commercialization Assistance
  • eCounseling
  • Quality-Based Assessments
  • Research and Development

 

Contact & Website Information:

www.entrepreneurohio.org/center.aspx?center=17165&subloc=0

513-948-2109

  • Business Plan Evaluation
  • Business Coach Technical Assistants
  • Business Advice, One of One Coaching and Guidance
  • Identify business needs and development needs

 

Contact & Website Information:

http://www.gcmi.org/

513-569-4816

  • Faculty-guided consulting
  • Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization
  • Affiliation with local business incubators

 

Contact & Website Information:

http://business.uc.edu/ecenter

513-556-7123

  • Succession Planning
  • Leadership Development
  • Governance Issues
  • Communication Techniques
  • Compensation Issues
  • Conflict Resolutions
  • Strategic Planning
  • Advisory Boards

 

Contact & Website Information:

http://www.business.uc.edu/goering

513-556-7185

  • Small Business Counseling
  • Information & Resources for Business Plan Development
  • Business Incorporation
  • Micro-loan Program

 

Contact & Website Information:

www.xavier.edu/entrepreneurial_center/

513-745-3932

U.S. Small Business Administration Cincinnati

www.sba.gov/localresources/district/oh/columbus/financing/index.html

513-648-2814

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

513-579-3100: Phone

513-579-3101: Fax

www.cincinnatichamber.com

 

Butler County Ohio Economic Development

513-887-3413: Phone

513-785-5723: Fax

http://development.butlercountyohio.org/content/txtcontent/ed/ec_dev_Home.cfm

 

Northeast Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce

513-336-0125: Phone

513-398-6371: Fax

www.necchamber.org

 

Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce

513-844-1500: Phone

513-844-1999: Fax

www.hamilton-ohio.com

 

Clermont County Chamber of Commerce

513-576-5000: Phone

513576-5001: Fax

 www.clermontchamber.com

 

Eastern Area Chamber of Commerce

www.eastern-chamber.org

18. Anderson Chamber of Commerce

513-474-4802: Phone

513-474-4857: Fax

www.andersonareachamber.org

 

Loveland Chamber of Commerce

513-683-1544: Phone

513-683-5449: Fax

www.lovelandchamber.org

 

Madeira Chamber of Commerce

513-271-1122: Phone

www.madeirachamber.com

 

Norwood Chamber of Commerce

513-956-7935:Phone

513-741-8778: Fax

www.norwoodchamberofcommerce.org

 

Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce

513-241-2690: Phone

513-241-6770: Fax

http://www.otrchamber.com/

Evendale Chamber of Commerce

513.252.9646

http://evendalechamber.org/

 

Forest Park Chamber of Commerce

513-956-1127: Phone

513-741-8778: Fax

www.forestparkchamber.com

 

Reading, Ohio Chamber of Commerce

513-741-7951: Phone

513-741-8778: Fax

www.readingohiochamber.org

 

Sharonville Chamber of Commerce

513-554-1722: Phone

513-554-1307: Fax

www.sharonvillechamber.com

 

Springdale Chamber of Commerce

513-346-5712: Phone

www.springdalechamber.org

 

Woodlawn Chamber of Commerce

www.woodlawnchamber.org

 

European American Chamber of Commerce, Cincinnati Chamber

513-852-6510

513-852-6511

www.europe-cincinnati.com

 

Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce

www.cincychinesechamber.org

 

Greater Cincinnati Gay Chamber of Commerce

http://www.gaychambercincinnati.com/

 

Greater Cincinnati African American Chamber of Commerce

513-751-9900

513-751-9100

african-americanchamber.com

 

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cincinnati

513-979-6999

513-979-6996

www.hispanicchambercincinnati.com

Business Associations

 

Blue Ash Business Association

www.babusiness.org

 

Colerain Township Business Association

www.ctbaweb.com

 

College Hill Business Association

www.collegehillbusiness.com

 

Delhi Business Association

513-347-2860: Phone

513-347-2866: Fax

www.delhibusiness.org

 

North Avondale Business Association

http://www.northavondalecincinnati.com/

 

North College Hill Business Association

www.nchbusiness.com

 

Walnut Hills Business Association

http://www.whbusinessgroup.org/

 

Wyoming Business Association

www.wyomingbusinessassociation.com

325 Attorneys in Most Areas of Law

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No Fee for the Referral Service

Online Request Forms or

Call the Lawyer Referral Service

Contact & Website Information

www.cincybar.org

513.381.8359

Cincinnati Chamber Small Business Resources

Cincinnati Library Small Business Resources

Small Business Administration

The New York Times small business section

The Wall Street Journal

Entrepreneurs, if eligible under the ECDCʼs income guidelines, in addition to these resources, take advantage of the ECDC's Pro Bono Assistance Program.