Small business assistance comes through a variety of educational, financial and mentorship programs. The Economic and Community Development Institute is one local organization that provides all the above and more.
ECDI’s funding programs topped our 2011 reader survey for best local business program, and the impact of this program can be felt far and wide throughout the community. With loans ranging from $500 to $100,000, ECDI has been instrumental in helping launch hundreds of businesses in Central Ohio over the past few years.
The Top 5 Best Business Programs of 2011:
- ECDI Funding Program
- M3 Conference
- Ohio Growth Summit 2011
- Pro Series Workshop by Dames Bond