Business Support Services

Complete Process-Oriented Support for Entrepreneurs

GLIDE partners with Northeast Ohio entrepreneurs to provide them with everything they need to develop an idea into a commercial success. Our business support services focus heavily on process, not technologies, enabling entrepreneurs to build sound practices around their ideas.

To date, our business support services have helped thousands of entrepreneurs receive millions of dollars in funding to continue developing their businesses, leading to even more follow-on funding, thousands of new jobs, and strong economic growth across the region.

Whether your business is already established and you’re looking for guidance, or you have an idea for a business, we offer everything you need to achieve your goals. Learn more about our business services below. If you have any questions about what we have to offer and how it can help your business, reach out to us here.

Explore Our Business Support Services

Business Startup Services

We Provide Process-Focused Guidance for Entrepreneurs At GLIDE, our seasoned entrepreneurs and experienced business advisors offer business startup services and support on a number of business- and growth-focused topics. Rather than focus on specific technologies, our team emphasizes the business …

Access to Small Business Resources

We’ll Connect You with Experts to Guide Your Growth GLIDE has a long history of working in the Northeast Ohio entrepreneurial ecosystem. As a result of these long-standing partnerships, we’re able to connect you with existing organizations that can advise …

Student Entrepreneurship

Get the Right Talent to Support Your Growth Thanks to our location in and partnership with Lorain County Community College (LCCC), GLIDE is able to offer our entrepreneurs access to a student base that is actively looking for opportunities to …

Access To Funding

Seed Funding to Accelerate Your Momentum GLIDE is proud to offer seed funding for technology-based startups and small businesses through the Innovation Fund — a nonprofit that helps technology startups accelerate their growth through early-stage funding and education. Two levels …