Access to Small Business Resources

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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 you on everything from networking with other entrepreneurs, accessing funding, and fostering technology development to implementing effective sales techniques and building high-performing teams.

Learn more about our small business resources below. If you’re an entrepreneur looking to build a foundation for sustainable, reliable growth, we invite you to connect with our team. Our experienced business leaders are available to help you navigate your growth journey. Additionally, we offer incubator space, funding sources, collaboration and networking opportunities, and more. Contact us today to learn more about opportunities with GLIDE.

Explore Our Small Business Resources

The Richard Desich Sales Institute

Sales is the key to your growth and success. As a GLIDE partner, the Richard Desich Sales Institute helps entrepreneurs develop new and existing sales talent and teaches the skills needed for all facets of selling by using a learn and apply methodology. Learn more about the institute and its programs here.


JumpStart is a venture development organization that provides capital, services, and connections to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses and ultimately to transform entire communities. When you engage the JumpStart network, you gain access to pre-seed and seed funds, other incubator spaces, business advisors, and more from across the Northeast Ohio region. Learn more about JumpStart here.

Ohio Small Business Development Center

The Lorain County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) helps entrepreneurs round out their business plans through comprehensive business management and education services. Many of these services are free and conducted one-to-one. No- and low-cost training as well as access to bank financing are also available. Learn more about the Lorain County SBDC here.

Ohio Third Frontier

Ohio Third Frontier is committed to expanding technological strengths and promoting commercialization that leads to economic prosperity throughout Ohio. Third Frontier offers several programs designed to nurture early-stage companies and foster technology development that makes existing industries more productive. Learn more about Ohio Third Frontier here.

Additional Resources

Beyond the small business resources listed above, GLIDE can connect you with service providers such as lawyers and accountants, mentors to serve on advisory boards and boards of directors, and faculty from Lorain County Community College who can help you find interns or connect you with other educational institutions.

Get the Guidance You Need to Grow

GLIDE has a long history in helping Northeast Ohio startups and small businesses realize meaningful, lasting growth. Learn more and start your journey with us today.