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Business Resources

University Circle Inc. stands with our business community, as programs and services become available we will communicate them to the businesses located in University Circle as well as the alumni of our business development programs. 

Open Applications and Events: 

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City of Cleveland Economic Development:

Click here for an overview of the City of Cleveland's loan comparison chart.

Business Organizations:

Cuyahoga County Small Business Resouce Center

  • Cuyahoga County launched its Small Business Resource Center in partnership with dozens of other business development organizations. 
  • It can assist with applying for the EIDL program, consulting services, retention services, and more
  • Open Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm
  • Call 216-452-9741
  • Visit www.cuyahogacounty.us/helpforbusiness

HFLA of Northeast Ohio

  • Provides interest-free loans to promote economic self-sufficiency and growth for Northeast Ohioans.
  • Seeks to create a more equitable Northeast Ohio where everyone has equal access to capital and all residents participate in the growth and prosperity of their communities.
  • Visit https://interestfree.org/

The Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI)

The President's Council

  • An organization tasked to provide leadership, innovative ideas, and resources to advance Black businesses, thus contributing to the overall growth and economic development in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.
  • Visit https://thepresidentscouncil.com/

Northeast Ohio Hispanic Business Center

  • Committed to providing professional and qualified consulting and group training services aimed at equipping business owners with the education they need to make informed business risks and make management decisions.
  • Visit https://hbcenter.org/hbc-home/


  • Serves as a point of connection for corporations, supporters, LGBT businesses, and professionals, a unique and influential network through connecting, educating, and advocating.
  • Visit https://www.thinkplexus.org/

COSE: The Council of Smaller Enterprises

  • A small business division of the Greater Cleveland Partnership supports and advocates for small businesses through networking and educational events.
  • Visit https://cose.org/


  • Combines capital, services, and connections to help entrepreneurs grow, researchers commercialize and corporations innovate.
  • Visit https://www.jumpstartinc.org/ 

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