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About Us

About Our Office: 

The SBA Columbus District Office serves 60 northwestern, central and southern counties of Ohio, an area of 28,516 square miles.  The counties the District serves are: Adams, Allen, Ashland, Athens, Auglaize, Belmont, Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Coshocton, Crawford, Darke, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Gallia, Greene, Guernsey, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Knox, Lawrence, Licking, Logan, Madison, Marion, Meigs, Mercer, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Noble, Paulding, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Preble, Putnam, Richland, Ross, Scioto, Shelby, Union, Van Wert, Vinton, Warren, Washington, and Wyandot.

Services Available from the District Office:

Over the years, SBA has developed many small business loan programs, assistance offerings, special outreach efforts and initiatives to aid and inform small businesses. The following briefly describes services and information available through the Columbus SBA office:

Financial assistance is available for new or existing businesses through guaranteed loans made by area bank and non-bank lenders. For more information, call (614) 427-0407, option 3, or go to SBA’s website at https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans.

For companies that are interested in selling to the federal government, and for assistance to businesses that are socially and economically disadvantaged, contact Shanda Harris at (614) 427-0481 or Jill Nagy-Reynolds at (614) 427-1352.  These staff members can provide information on federal contracting, 8(a) Business Development and HubZones.  Information and help on these topics may also be obtained through the Ohio Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs); local PTACs may be found at https://find.govcontracts.ohio.gov/contact/.

A women's business ownership representative is available to advise women business owners; please contact Shannon Feucht at (614) 626-7041.  A veterans’ affairs officer is on staff to counsel veterans; please reach out to Barry Peel at (614) 626-5940.  The Columbus District Office also has an individual dedicated to support small business export activities; you may contact Alex Kohls at (614) 633-6372.  For general assistance in Spanish, please call Thalia Amador at (614) 469-6861.

SBA Resource Partner Organizations Providing Business Counseling in Central and Southern Ohio:

Free counseling, advice, and information on starting a business is available through SCORE, "Counselors to America's Small Business".  SCORE offers numerous training events for a nominal registration fee. To schedule an appointment or request a schedule of training events, in Columbus call (614) 664-7267 or email info@scorecolumbus.org.  In Cincinnati, call (513) 954-5004, or email scorecincinnatiohio@gmail.com.  In Dayton, call (937) 867-2000, or email daytonscore107@gmail.com.

Free consulting services are accessible through Ohio’s network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs).  SBDCs also conduct many training events throughout the District; some may require a low session fee. There are SBDC locations across Ohio, please go to http://tinyurl.com/4g2y74n6  and search for your local center or call (614) 466-2711.