Over 95% of Wyandot County businesses have less than 50 employees. Small businesses have generated over 60% of net new jobs since 1995 and over 50% of the working population works in a small business.
(U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 County Business Patterns & Nazar, J., Sept. 2013, Forbes )
SMALL BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM
Assisting New and Existing Local Small Businesses
What We Do
The Wyandot County Office of Economic Development (WCOED) offers a wide-ranging scope of services designed to best connect existing local small businesses as well as new start up businesses with resources that can aid in their profitable growth. Through initial discussion and data collection, the WCOED can connect local entrepreneurs with local resources, provide access to resources outside of the local area, and also provide direct guidance and education in specific areas. The WCOED is committed to providing Wyandot County’s small businesses, the largest part of our local economy, with the resources they need to both establish themselves and remain profitable.
Areas of assistance include:
- Access to small business loan programs
- Online marketing assistance
- Business planning and training services
Wyandot County Office of Economic Development
109 S Sandudky Ave., Room 16
Upper Sandusky, OH 43351
Who We Are
The WCOED is a non-profit 501(c)(6) public / private organization created to enhance the economic viability of and quality of life in Wyandot County. Whether you are a beginning entrepreneur or an experienced small business professional, the WCOED is willing to work with you to find any forms of available assistance that can help to profitably grow your business.
Our organization offers assistance for those seeking building & equipment financing, workforce development funding, site selection assistance, research & development assistance, and permitting assistance as well. Whatever your business or project needs may be, the Wyandot County Office of Economic Development can help to streamline the process.
The WCOED has been successful in assisting local small businesses on a number of occasions since its inception in 2008.
Contact us today to see how the WCOED can assist you with your project!
Help is Out There
Although the WCOED does not possess all the expertise in the area of new business startups and small business development, our organization aligns itself with partners who do provide expertise in a number of these areas.
The WCOED provides local business owners and operators with a direct link to experts at organizations such as:
- U.S. Small Business Administration
- Small Business Development Centers
- USDA Rural Development
- Local Financial Institutions
- OSU Alber Enterprise Center
In House Expertise
The WCOED can offer direct training and guidance related to creating an online presence for your business, and using free marketing services that best meet your company needs. We also provide business location services.