About The Event


Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Join us for a day focused on helping your small business access the resources, support and opportunities you need to grow. Hosted by the Business Growth Collaborative—a network of 11 entrepreneurial support organizations in Northeast Ohio—the day is structured to allow business owners and their teams gain access to the specific tools that best match their unique needs at no cost to the small business. 

Each attendee's plan for the day specifically addresses their most pressing challenges and focuses on creating connections to the people, training and resources that will help their business grow.

The day includes:

 •    An exhibit hall comprised of small business support organizations and resource providers, including Business Growth Collaborative Partners and other businesses focused on supporting entrepreneurs.
•    One-on-one appointments with organizations offering personalized advice on how to address specific business needs.
•    “Speed networking” tables attendees can rotate through, meeting new people, making new connections and discussing pertinent topics.
•    Hands-on workshops focused on the most common small business needs, interests and challenges.

•    A social media lab where business owners can develop their brand image by creating a social media presence onsite at the event on the major social channels of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

•    Complimentary professional headshots.

•    A video lounge where attendees can film a 15- to 30-second pitch video to promote their business.

Business Growth Collaborative Partners: 


The Business Growth Collaborative is a partnership of entrepreneurial support organizations committed to seeing the growth of businesses in the City of Cleveland and its surrounding neighborhoods, with a special focus on minority-owned businesses. The BGC accomplishes this mission by sharing resources, achieving milestones for clients across our organizations, and streamlining the service ecosystem.

Presenting Sponsors

MMO    MMOMinute Men HR

Bronze Sponsors

  GALLAGHER Localbizguru  Vsp   


Copper Sponsors

Compass Payroll    office depot


20.00 for members

20.00 for non-members


Global Center for Health Innovation

1 St Clair Ave NE

Cleveland, Ohio 44114

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