One-Stop Business Resource Center
Welcome! The City of Beachwood offers a variety of resources that can support business growth and expansion opportunities. Check back often for the latest information, education, programs, research, analysis, financial assistance and more.
One-Stop Resource Center Coffee Hours
Join the Economic Development Department for an upcoming coffee hour where we will discuss the resources available to you, how to implement them for your business and answer your questions. The coffee hour series will be held March 22, May 24, August 9 and October 18. Locations will vary. RSVP info coming soon.
Questions? Contact the Office of Economic Development at 216-292-1915.
The Cuyahoga County Public Library, including the Beachwood brand at 25501 Shaker Blvd., has several resources that are available for small businesses. These resources include business media, publications, programs and analytical tools such as the following.
The CCPL Research & Discover page can be found at cuyahogalibrary.org/research-discover/resources-a-z.
Plunkett Research Online: Plunkett provides market research, industry statistics, technologies analysis, business intelligence, industry associations, company profiles with corporate executive contacts, glossaries, resources and tools for job seekers, and much more. Additionally, you will have the capability to generate customized reports that contain information specific to your purpose which can be exported to a PDF. Data is subject to copyrights.
LinkedIn Learning: Learn business, creative, and technology skills to achieve your personal and professional goals using LinkedIn Learning! Over 16,000 free video courses taught by industry experts. Access requires your library card number and PIN.
Cuyahoga Works Program: Assisting with career counseling, resume writing and job skills workshops.
SkillMill: All you need is a Cuyahoga County Public Library card to access SkillMill, an online, on-demand learning platform for skilled trades. Develop skills at your own pace through expert-led video lessons and digital training simulations. Hone your skills and be ready for whatever the real world throws at you.
Financial Rating Series Online: Use these powerful tools to protect your finances, invest wisely, grow your wealth, and learn more about your finances, including financial literacy basics and planning for the future; Medigap Plans; search for stock and mutual fund reports; tools to screen insurance companies, banks and credit unions.
Business Source Premier: Access hundreds of articles from popular business magazines, trade publications and scholarly journals – anytime, anywhere.
Wall Street Journal: Access The Wall Street Journal’s WSJ.com from anywhere for free!
Morning Star Investment Center: MIRC provides reliable, independent investment information, stock reports, fund reports, analyses and ratings to help investors make informed decisions. Updated daily.
Merger Intellect: This resource provides free access to data on global, public and private businesses, including active/inactive companies and their executives. Features include consumer white pages and U.S. census data (in partnership with Nielson). It is recommended to take one of Mergent's free training webinars before using this resource.
Standard Poor’s NetAdvantage: NetAdvantage is a treasure trove of investment information, industry analysis and stock and bond data. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about budgeting, credit scores, college loans and refinancing.
Value Line Institutional Services: Access in-depth data on more than 3,500 stocks. This resource includes the Investment Survey (with Small & Mid-Cap), industry reports, analyst commentaries, ranks and ratings.
Ohio Department of Development
Cuyahoga County Grow Cuyahoga County Fund
Economic and Community Development Institute
Growth Capital Corporation
HFLA of Northeast Ohio
PACE / STEP Energy Efficiency Financing Program
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
Cuyahoga County Business Growth Lending Program
City of Beachwood Job Creation Incentive Grant (Application)
Growth Capital Video
Community Development Financial Institution Loan Participation Program (CDFI LPP)
Ohio Micro-Loan Program
Ohio Minority Business Direct Loan Program
Innovation Ohio Loan Fund Servicing
Ohio Venture Fund
Pre-Seed/Seed Plus Fund Capitalization Program
Technology Validation and Start-up Fund
City of Beachwood Building Department
Cleveland Culinary Launch and Kitchen
Cuyahoga County Vendor's License
Manufacturing Advocacy Growth Network (MAGNET)
Ohio Business Matchmaker
Ohio Employee Ownership Center
Ohio Attorney General
Ohio Secretary of State
Tri-State PTAC Mega-Matchmaker
The Beachwood Chamber of Commerce
Case Western Reserve University LaunchNet
Cleveland State University Monte Ahuja College of Business
Cleveland State University Small Business Development Center
Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE)
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
Great Lakes Innovation and Development Enterprise (GLIDE)
Greater Cleveland Partnership
JumpStart 2023 Community Impact Book
Kent State University Office of Corporate Engagement and Commercialization
National Association for the Self Employed (NASE)
National Federation of Independent Business
Ohio Department of Development 1st Stop Business Connection
Ohio Small Business Development Center
Ohio Venture Association
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
Small Business Administration
University School Young Entrepreneurs Institute
Business Advisers of Cleveland
Business Succession Planning
The Presidents' Council Business Chamber
Urban League of Greater Cleveland
Small Business Administration
BGC Small Business Ecosystem
Ohio Aerospace Institute
Ohio APEX Accelerator
CSU Small Business Development Center
Beachwood Business Jump-Start and Acceleration Programs
Tri-C 4-Step Business Programs
These four courses are organized by tracks that you can select based on your needs or the stage of your business, from defining your idea to expanding your business and accelerating the growth of your company. Pick one step or consider multiple steps for where you are today and the ideas you may want to generate to grow for tomorrow.
- Discovery: Want to start your own business? This track will help you identify your passion and turn your idea into a reality.
- Foundation: Have you just started or been in business for at least a year? This track helps you put strong practices in place to keep you focused and help your business run smoothly.
- Acceleration: Now the fun begins! Learn how you can accelerate your business from discovery to prosperity.
- Expansion: Ready to expand your business with new products or services or enter a new market? Expand your enterprise and prepare yourself for legacy building.
Each course is held over 4 weeks, typically held within 8 hours over a 2-day period. They are designed to take your company to the next level and next step to further business growth. Each course is under $1,000 and scholarships are available for these courses. For more information, join us at one of the City of Beachwood Coffee Hours or contact the Office of Economic Development. Additional information can also be found at https://www.tri-c.edu/corporatecollege/center-for-entrepreneurs/program-tracks.html.
Tri-C Business Workshop Series
In the workshop series for entrepreneurs, learn from individuals who not only have expertise in various topics but who have also been in your shoes.
Learn from entrepreneurs and instructors on topics they are passionate about and excel in, and maybe even make a living at, for two to three hours. The workshops will help you get to know the instructors from our program tracks who are business owners, such as yourself and in our community. Connect with peers, instructors, community, business owners and, most importantly, experts in their fields in this intimate setting at Corporate College East. For a list of upcoming workshops visit, https://www.tri-c.edu/corporatecollege/center-for-entrepreneurs/workshop-series.html
In these programs you will learn how to grow your brand and your business beyond Beachwood!
Make your podcast stand out from the crowd. Educate your listeners while showcasing your creativity through your podcast. These courses include fun and interactive approaches at running a podcast show, hosting and interviewing as well as the behind the scenes details such as editing. The courses include reliable technicians, professional equipment and rentable spaces for podcasting. View more information on these courses at https://www.tri-c.edu/corporatecollege/center-for-entrepreneurs/podcasting.html
Podcast spaces available for rent in Beachwood:
- JRM Commercial Properties, 3659 South Green Road, Call 216-292-4500.
- CoHatch, 26300 Cedar Road, Suite 1105, Call 216-373-1577.
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