Business Assistance Programs

Scalerator Program 2017

Attention Business Owners,

Is your business a growth-oriented company with $5 million to $15 million in sales? Are you looking for new ideas and innovative ways to accelerate the growth of your company? Or perhaps you know a company that fits this description. If so, please take a minute to read this short announcement about Scalerator.

Motivated to grow your business?

Burton D. Morgan Foundation and Richard J. Fasenmyer Foundation are bringing a proven program, "Scalerator", to Northeast Ohio for entrepreneurs and leaders that want to deliver immediate growth into their business and are open to learning new ways to do so. The cohort-based educational program, led by Babson College professors, is a mix of peer-to-peer exercises and faculty-led workshops, which have helped more than 100 companies enter into new, rapid growth. This first program runs from April – October 2017 and is free for 15-20 selected companies (of any industry) with roughly $5 million to $15 million in annual sales.

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Interested CEOs must apply no later than December 9, 2016 for the April 2017 program.

Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program Applications available 2016

This employer-driven program is designed to provide direct financial assistance to train workers and improve the economic competitiveness of Ohio's employers. The voucher program is designed to offset a portion of the employer's costs to upgrade the skills of its incumbent workforce and will provide reimbursement to eligible employers for specific training costs accrued during training. read more

Job Creation Incentive Grant Program

The Job Creation Incentive Grant Program offers incentives to eligible businesses that are establishing new operations or expanding existing operations in the city and creating new, full-time jobs. The Job Creation Program provides a grant to companies that is based upon a percentage of the annual payroll withholding taxes generated by the full time jobs that are new to the City of Beachwood. Contact the Department of Development to find out more: 216-292-1915 
 Job Creation Incentive Grant Application available

Business Retention Program

Through the City of Beachwood’s Business Retention Program, the Director of Economic Development, along with his staff, schedule meetings with existing businesses within the city. This consistent outreach program is intended to establish a dialogue with each business; determine what their individual needs may be; and respond in a timely fashion. The city strives to connect Beachwood businesses to available programs on the local, state, and federal levels.

To schedule a business visitation please contact James Doutt, Director of Economic Development 216-292-1915.

Relocation Assistance

Listing of available commercial, office, warehouse, and manufacturing space in the City of Beachwood including lease / sale pricing and contacts.

Site Plan Assistance

For new construction, expansions to existing structures, exterior renovations, or landscaping projects please contact our Building Department: 216-292-1914.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program is free of charge, 11-week business management program designed to help small business owners develop practical skills needed for growth. Conducted at Corporate College East, this educational program provides practical advice and free access to business advisors. Eligible companies must have been in operation for at least two years, have a minimum of four employees, and business revenues between $150,000 and $4.0 million for the most recent fiscal year. To find out more visit


Small Business Assistance Programs

Small businesses and entrepreneurs play an important role in Beachwood's economy. There are a number of resources that we have identified that are available to assist individuals and organizations create and grow thriving businesses. read more
Read about additional Small Business Assistance Programs