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Business Resources

Whether you are an existing business or are interested in opening one, Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce and our partner organizations provide an array of resources, including workshops, technical/legal assistance, networking opportunities, grant or loan services and so on, to take your business and idea a step further.  Click here to download a list of organizations and business support services, or refer to the list below.

Download a list of FAQs about opening a business in OTR.



Bad Girl Ventures


Cincinnati Cooks!

Cincinnati State Culinary School

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber


City of Cincinnati SBE Certification

City of Cincinnati, Department of Community Development

Communiversity at University of Cincinnati

Downtown Cincinnati Inc.

General Electric Credit Union Small Business Loans

Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce

Greater Cincinnati Microenterprise Initiative (GCMI)

Greater Cincinnati Venture Association

Grow Cincinnati Loan Fund

Hamilton County Development Company (HCDC) & SBA 504 & Ohio 166 Loans by Horizon Certified Development Company

Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) of the Cincinnati Bar Association (CBA) 

LISC'S SBA 504 and Community Advantage Loan Fund


Ohio Department of Administrative Serivices, Equal Opportunity Division

Ohio Department of Development Service Agency

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce

Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the Greater Cincinnati Urban League

Small Business Institute Program at University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner School of Business

Smart Money Community Services 

South Central Ohio Minority Business Council

State of Ohio

Super Jobs Center


U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Venice on Vine