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Looking to Start a Travel and Tourism Related Business? ECDI: A One-Stop Shop for Local Businesses

Are you looking to create a new business, especially one that is related to travel and tourism? You may want to check out the Women's Business Center of Central Appalachia (WBC) with the Economic Community and Development Institute (ECDI). Contrary to the name, their services are not just for women, rather they are open to anyone who is interested in creating or updating their business.


The WBC of Central Appalachia at Shawnee State University (SSU) is a one-stop resource that empowers business owners in the Tri-State area to create a sustainable business. By partnering with organizations like the Portsmouth-Scioto County Visitors Bureau and the Portsmouth Area Chamber of Commerce, we can offer numerous resources to help businesses start-up, stay-up, and scale-up at no cost to you. 


If you are in the process of starting a business and are not sure where to start, give us a call. We can help you with creating an LLC, legal documents, financial questions, and more. We have two Certified Business Advisors on staff ready to answer any questions you may have. 


Our training series covers everything businesses need to know to succeed. We offer virtual lunchtime options every Tuesday and schedule in person training throughout the Tri-State. Our Empower by GoDaddy cohort is a wonderful way for businesses to learn how to create their very own free website. 


Access to capital is a struggle for small businesses who are just starting out. Since we are part of ECDI, the number one microlender in the nation, we are also able to help end that struggle for you and help you gain access to the funds you need. 


If you would like to see more information about upcoming events, like the Ignite Appalachia Makers Market, please join our WBC of Central Appalachia at SSU Facebook page. Visit their office in Portsmouth for more information about other services that are available in Portsmouth, Ohio.



The Women's Business Center of Central Appalachia team.

We look forward to hearing from you! Reach out anytime!

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