Ohio Small Business Development Center at KSU Tuscarawas

Ohio Small Business Development Center (OSBDC) is still assisting the community at KSU Tuscarawas in the midst of a pandemic.

Why Go Anywhere Else? is brought to you in partnership with Kent State University at Tuscarawas.

The Ohio Small Business Development Center has partnered with Kent State University at Tuscarawas since 2011 to provide training and assessment services to individuals as well as businesses in the area.  Their primary customers include manufacturers, healthcare, & businesses in the nonprofit sectors.

What SBDC Can Do:

  • Provide continuing education with workshops, webinars, &classes for professional development
  • Assists with a step-by-step guide to help businesses succeed
  • Receive personalized business advising
  • Maximizes support services

Variety of training:

  • Leadership and soft skills
  • Marketing and sales
  • Quality processes
  • Computers
  • Safety, diversity, & personal enrichment

7 Counties SBDC Tuscarawas serve:

  • Carroll
  • Columbiana
  • Coshocton
  • Harrison
  • Holmes
  • Jefferson
  • Tuscarawas

KSU Tuscarawas campus is fortunate to have this resource available on campus as students grow in their field and may come up with their own business ventures.  The Markerspace is a unique lab that provides inspiration and tools for students to explore their ideas which can then be developed further through the Tolloty Technology Incubator.  The OSBDC is located off of Tech Park Drive in the Tolloty Technology Incubator suite 103.  Steve Schiling is the SBDC Center Director who is able to meet and guide small business needs.

Listen, watch and learn earn from clients of the Small Business Development Center at Kent State Tuscarawas.  These clients spotlight how SBDC helped them receive assistance on their business from obtaining commercial loans, marketing ideas, learning the intricacies of finances, and much more.

Dr. Brad Bielski- Dean & Chief Administrative Officer at Kent State Tuscarawas eagerly expresses his gratitude for the outstanding support of SBDC ‘s mission which has helped hundreds of small businesses grow and thrive throughout the region!  View the video here.


  • State-of-the-art technology, software, and equipment to learn and create with.
  • Gold standard curriculum and excellent Professors.
  • Incredible ALC makerspace and access to SBDC.
  • Tutoring is offered for many Kent Core classes including; psychology, biology, math, chemistry, and writing.
  • Local advisors dedicated to the Tuscarawas campus will assist with academic forms, information, classes as well as success tips virtually or in person.
  • USCAA athletics on campus.
  • Over $350K in scholarships are awarded annually.
  • Convenient access to educational experience at the PAC.
  • Ability to gain future career experience in the exclusive KSU Tuscarawas Research Colloquium.


  • Applications can be found online here
  • No application fee
  • No test scores needed for first-year students

Why go anywhere else when 🎓low tuition, 🎓 close to home, 🎓extraordinary education is right down the road!

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330 University Drive NE
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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