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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. Recieve updates on all business resources by joing Greater Circle Business Alliance today!

Open Applications:

PNC Bank

  • The relationship with Coralus is part of PNC's Project 257: Accelierating Women's Financial Equality initiative to help close the economic gender gap.
  • Provides 0% loans to women and nonbinary entrepreneurs.
  • Applications accepted September 6 - October 16, 2022.
  • Learn more and apply at pnc.com/women

Cleveland Chain Reaction:

  • Produced by Greater Cleveland Partnership's Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE).
  • Create jobs, investment and prosperity in Cleveland's neighborhoods while providing education and information for entreprenuers and aspiring business owners to benefit our community. 
  • Applications are open until October 14, 2022.
  • Learn more and apply at https://www.clevelandchainreaction.org/apply

Business Organizations:

Cuyahoga County Small Business Resouce Center

  • Cuyahoga County launched their 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, 8am-5pm
  • Call 216-452-9741
  • Visit www.cuyahogacounty.us/helpforbusiness

HFLA of Northeast Ohio

  • Provides interest-free loans to promote the economic self-sufficiency and growth for Notheast 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 Greater Cleveland Partnership, supports and advocates for small businesses through networking and educational events.
  • Visit https://cose.org/

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