Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Ashtabula Kent State PO BOX 5190 • KENT, OH 44242-0001 University RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED Geauga Trumbull Kent Salem Stark East Liverpool Tuscarawas Entrepreneurial Resources at Kent State University ED-0095-3/06 THE nExT LEvEL. youR oRGAnizATion To RESouRcES To HELp movE at Kent State university Resources Stark Kent Entrepreneurial Geauga Tuscarawas Salem Trumbull East Liverpool Ashtabula ® Entrepreneurial “ We selected Kent State for its ability to spark the entrepreneurial spirit.” – Leighton Wildrick Resources President and CEO, Newcomen Society at Kent State university Kent State university recently received the oRGAnizATionAL/ pRofESSionAL prestigious national newcomen Award for Dr. patricia Book DEvELopmEnT academic and innovative excellence. That’s due vice president The Division of Regional Development at Kent State to the number of quality resources Kent State for Regional Development is an outreach arm representing the entire university. GovERnmEnT/ provides for employers of all types in ohio. We are actively engaged in creating economic vitality non-pRofiT and an exceptional quality of life in the communities Whether you’re a new small business or a larger we serve. SmALL established company, Kent State has resources BuSinESS Because small businesses are a driving force in our to help you move your organization to the next economy, we’re especially dedicated to supporting TEcHnoLoGy level – services you might not expect from a entrepreneurs. We want to partner with you in university. economic, organizational and employee development TRADE/ to create pathways to success. Economic contact Gregory Wilson, associate vice president, DEvELopmEnT Division of Regional Development, about your Whether you’re a new small business or a larger established company, Kent State has resources to business problem or opportunity at 330-672-2692 help you move your organization to the next level– or email@example.com. He will put you in touch with services you might not expect from a university. the right resources for your situation. ® 2005 Trade/Economic Development Division of Regional Development Economic Development and Strategic Partnerships 330-672-2692 Contact: Gregory Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org Creates collaborations and partnerships that match faculty expertise with the needs of the region’s businesses, communities and other organizations. Facilitates new company start-ups and aligns Kent State’s research and technology strengths with key industry clusters in the region and state to fuel company growth for economic benefit. Northeast Ohio Trade and Economic Consortium 330-672-4080 Contact: Ron DeBarr email@example.com Organizational/Professional www.neotec.org Development Provides economic development services on behalf of Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull and Wayne counties. Division of Regional Development Promotes international trade through the administration of Foreign-Trade Zone 181, improves market access through the initiatives of the Northeast Regional Corporate and Community Services Ohio Logistics Network and provides export counseling through the 330-672-5828 International Trade Assistance Center. Contact: Amy Lane firstname.lastname@example.org Ohio Employee Ownership Center The Division’s Regional Corporate and Community Services office 330-672-3028 provides employers and employees throughout Northeast Ohio with Contact: Kelley Fitts customized employee training, organization development consulting, email@example.com professional development and certification programs, research and www.kent.edu/oeoc evaluation services and small business training and consulting. Workforce development offices are located at all eight campuses Promotes employee ownership of companies to broaden capital ownership, throughout Northeast Ohio. deepen employee participation, retain jobs locally and increase living standards for working families and their communities. Tuscarawas Regional Technology Accelerator 330-308-7521 Contact: Flo Smith firstname.lastname@example.org www.tusc.kent.edu/ServicesforBusiness/Accelerator/ Fosters the growth of new and existing technology companies in Eastern Ohio by connecting them to state and national resources. Government/Non-Profit Center for Public Administration and Public Policy 330-672-7148 Contact: Melinda Holmes email@example.com www.kent.edu/cpapp Aids local government and non-profit agencies with technical assistance, research, professional training and development of public employees and elected officials. The Ohio Urban University Program The Center for Public Administration and Public Policy Technology Small Business Office of Technology Transfer Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation 330-672-2692 330-672-9430 Contact: Gregory Wilson Contact: Julie Messing firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com www.techtrans.kent.edu This center, housed in the College of Business Administration and Makes Kent State’s intellectual property available to the public by Graduate School of Management, creates an active learning environ- matching it with business partners, collaborators and licensees. ment for both students and emerging entrepreneurs. The center prepares students from all areas of study at Kent State for careers in entrepreneurial ventures and as future entrepreneurs. Glenn H. Brown Liquid Crystal Institute The Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation also enables 330-672-7770 successful entrepreneurs to share their experiences, processes and Contact: Jim Maxwell, Jr. successes, and to serve as a hub for a variety of educational and research firstname.lastname@example.org initiatives involving students, faculty and the entrepreneurial community. www.lci.kent.edu Under the guidance of faculty and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence, The nation’s leader in liquid crystal technology and education, applying students will assist in providing contracted services such as market today’s cutting-edge research to tomorrow’s technologies. research, data acquisition and business planning to start-up companies, family businesses and others. Middlefield Research and Testing Laboratory and NEO Beam Alliance 440-632-1780 Contact: Dr. Michael Fisch email@example.com www.ebeam.kent.edu These two co-located resources are a comprehensive research, development, testing and training center for polymers, plastics and electron beam technology. The facility has a team of scientists and engineers who assist companies with their polymer and plastic R&D and manufacturing challenges. Kent Regional Business Alliance/ Ohio’s Manufacturing and Technology Small Ohio Small Business Development Center – Northeast Ohio Business Development Center Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne counties 330-672-2892 330-672-1275 Contact: Tom Southards Contact: Susan Bacon firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com www.business.kent.edu/KRBA/index.asp Provides business consultation to small manufacturers and technology-based businesses throughout Northeast Ohio, specializing in lean business practice, Facilitates small business, high technology growth and expansion throughout small business innovation research, organizational development, sales and Northeast Ohio by providing consulting and training programs for new and marketing. Also provides access to rapid prototyping, process improvement, existing businesses in areas such as accounting, bookkeeping, business plan process simulation, and polymer product improvement. development, strategic planning, training and technology exchange. Center for the Study and Development of Minority Ohio Small Business Development Centers Businesses Stark County 330-672-5307 330-244-3295 Contact: Bessie House Contact: Don Schneck firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com www.minority-business.org/ www.YourCorporateU.com/BusinessDevelopment Performs ongoing research on factors that facilitate successful minority Tuscarawas County business development and provides technical training and seminars to minority 330-308-7479 entrepreneurs. Contact: Pat Comanitz firstname.lastname@example.org www.tusc.kent.edu/servicesforbusiness/small_business.cfm Entrepreneurial Academy Provides counseling and training services to lead, teach and serve Ohio 216-541-4140 small businesses. Contact: Bessie House email@example.com www.eacademy.biz www.minority-business.org/ Promotes entrepreneurial development and economic growth in the Cleveland Empowerment Zone Communities of Fairfax, Hough, Glenville and Midtown.