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Business Development Network
If you have business questions, our experienced Business Development Network Team can help!



Our team is dedicated in assisting small businesses during this time of uncertainty. While we are not in our offices, we are still working to assist small businesses. Please email one of our staff below and set up a time for us to contact you. 

Brad Bapst - 
Ryan Mapes -
Melissa Carter -
Mick Whitt -
Dawn Coleman -
Jennifer Dunn -

SBA Resources Regarding Economic Injury Disaster Loan Fund 
SBDC Resources for your Small Business 


Business Development Network

The Business Development Network is made up eight core programs serving the business needs in Ohio with a focus on the ten county region of Southern Ohio which includes: Adams, Fayette, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto, and Vinton Counties.  

Our dedicated team of business counselors are available to meet with businesses and individuals for no cost, confidential business counseling.  Some of the areas of specialization include: 

  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Exporting
  • Startups
  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Commercialization
  • Farmers' Markets
  • Cooperatives
  • Incubation 
  • OSU South Centers TV/Radio Programming

To request counseling, please log onto our Online Request for Counseling or contact Jennifer Dunn at 740-289-2071 Ext. 301 to schedule an appointment today.