Resource Central Featured

5:58am EDT May 30, 2003
Are you planning to enter the COSE Business Plan Challenge but have hit a wall in the development of your business plan?

COSE has introduced Resource Central Quick Guide, a place for Northeast Ohio entrepreneurs looking for an advantage to begin their quest.

The guide (www.cosechallenge.com/quickguide) lists organizations that provide free or low-cost help to aspiring entrepreneurs and to those who want to update their businesses. Topics include writing a business plan, legal advice, funding sources, office space, tax guidance and marketing.

Resource Central is a rapid reference source of business-related not-for-profit assistance providers, including institutions of higher learning and economic development organizations which provide services to Northeast Ohio entrepreneurs and businesses.

This navigational resource guide is designed to help entrepreneurs and businesses identify not-for-profit organizations whose missions include assistance to existing and prospective businesses. The organizations listed offer services to help businesses launch and grow and are arranged alphabetically with color-coded references relating to services offered. Assistance is divided into four main categories -- management assistance, funding sources, specialized services and business/trade organizations.

The Resource Central Quick Guide provides a quick reference of organizations that offer the most services with the least number of contacts from the inquiring person. It is also aimed at helping entrepreneurs become more aware of not-for-profit assistance available throughout the eight-county Northeast Ohio area. Source: COSE