GLIDE is one of the longest standing members of the Northeast Ohio entrepreneurial ecosystem and we use our relationships with entrepreneurial resource providers to your advantage. Rather than reinvent services already offered, we connect entrepreneurs to existing entrepreneurial support organizations and resources from with our extensive network.
The JumpStart Entrepreneurial Network is a coordinated effort to link all the available resources for entrepreneurs in Northeast Ohio. By engaging with the Network entrepreneurs can connect with the region's pre-seed and seed funds, other physical incubators located across Northeast Ohio, numerous business advisors, and an online community built for entrepreneurs.
Lorain County's Small Business Development Center can help round out your business plan. Its omprehensive business management and education services are free, confidential, in-depth, and one-on-one. Lorain County's SBDC can possible help you access bank financing and provide low- or no-cost training.
Ohio Third Frontier is committed to expanding Ohio's technological strengths and promoting commercialization that leads to economic prosperity throughout Ohio. It has several programs designed to nurture early-stage companies and foster technology development that makes existing industries more productive.
The Employment netWork, Lorain County's One-Stop system, is a partnership of local agencies and organizations that deliver a comprehensive system of high quality, customer-friendly services designed to meet your education, training, employment or supportive services needs. The Employment netWork can help with all of your employment, education and training needs and goes beyond helping you hire to ensuring you are able to retain and develop a strong employment base that meets the demands of the ever changing workplace.
Beyond these organization, GLIDE's staff can connect you with additional resources to help your business grow:
- Entrepreneurial friendly service provides: From lawyers to accountants to insurance providers, we can recommend the right service provider for your situation.
- Experienced mentors: Northeast Ohio is home to many successful entrepreneurs and business experts who are willing to serve on advisory boards and formal board of directors.
- Educational experts: Lorain County Community College has faculty and staff willing to work with startups to find interns to cost effectively help your business. If you need a specific skill our staff can help you with other educational institutions in our region.