Toledo Small Business Opportunities – April 2024

Dear Small Business Owners,

Have you missed us? It’s been a while, but we hope to share more resources more often! To kick this off, check out these upcoming opportunities to enhance your knowledge and grow your market!

SBA T.H.R.I.V.E Program:

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is excited to bring their T.H.R.I.V.E program to the city of Toledo. SBA T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined is an executive-level training series intended to give ambitious small business leaders a challenging opportunity to accelerate their growth through targeted training led by motivating leaders in small business development. This FREE training feature engaging peer-to-peer interaction that fosters networking opportunities and connections with experienced subject matter experts.

This training is not for start-ups or people who are thinking about starting a business. SBA’s T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined advanced training series is open to small business owners and executives that:

• Have annual revenues of at least $250,000
• Have been in business for at least three years
• Have at least one employee, other than self

Interested applicants can apply at
ECDI Small Business Resource Fair

ECDI is hosting their annual resource fair on Thursday, May 2nd from 3:00 – 7:00 PM. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to network with other small business owners and connect with entrepreneurial service providers. This event will be hosted at Erie Street Market, 201 S Erie St, Toledo, OH 43604. Some event highlights include:

• Expo vendor fair with entrepreneurial support organizations and government agencies
• Short, energizing workshops from local organizations
• Local food trucks

MTM Vendor Application Now Live!

The third annual Multicultural Twilight Market is taking place on Saturday, June 8th from 3:00 – 9:00 PM at the Farmers Market in downtown Toledo. With activities and businesses for all ages, this opportunity is a great chance for small businesses to sell their products and promote their goods to the Toledo community. This event is also free for small businesses to participate. From 3:00 – 4:00 PM, business services providers will also be present to connect with entrepreneurs to connect and promote services that could be of interest to you!

Interested in connecting your business with the greater community at the MTM? Please complete the following form!

To learn more information regarding this event please visit Women of Toledo’s website – Women of Toledo | Multicultural Market

We will pass along other opportunities as we learn about them. Stay well!

The LISC Toledo Team