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Small Business Institute® History

In order to foster small business success, the U.S. Small Business Administration and over 500 business schools from leading colleges and universities formed the Small Business Institute® (SBI Program) in 1972. Although the Small Business Administration no longer co-sponsors the SBI Program, the program continues as the premier consulting program in the United States.

Since 1982, the SBI Program at the University of Cincinnati has garnered local, regional, and national recognition as one of the best in the country.

Highlights

2016 3rd Place Graduate Comprehensive Category for client: Rumpke with Dr. Thomas Dalziel and students Jon Cottrell, Jill Demboski, Narasimman LM, Dory Sanders, Allison Stepaniak, and Sarah Yanito
2016
Honorable Mention in Undergraduate Specialized Category for client: Adrem Financial with Dr. Charles Matthews and students Ben Keefe, Christine Mideli, Emily Schlager, and Peter Schmidt
2016
UC SBI program undertakes two international projects in LATAM in cooperation with Lindner International Programs
2013
3rd Place Undergraduate Specialized Category for client: Thriving with Stress with Dr. Thomas Dalziel and students Alex Huron, Andrew Koesterman, Ian McManis, Amanda Meyer
2013
Dr. Thomas Dalziel becomes Director of the SBI Program
2012
3rd Place Undergraduate Specialized Category for client: Daelia’s Biscuits for Cheese with Dr. Thomas Dalziel and students Chris Foti, Jennifer Hacker, and James Willis
2010
1st Place Undergraduate Specialized Category for client: Midwest Fasteners with Dr. Thomas Dalziel with students Jason Pittinger, Jordan Brewer, Charles Rinehart, and Neil Black
2009
1st Place Undergraduate Specialized Category for client: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra with Dr. Thomas Dalziel and students Dan Cremons, Greg Lutz, Megan McElroy
2009
2nd Place Undergraduate Comprehensive Category for client: GraderAid with Dr. Thomas Dalziel and students MD Anderson and Ashley Burkert
2009
2nd Place Graduate Specialized Category for client: Reality Plus Clothing with Dr. Charles Matthews
2008
1st Place Undergraduate Specialized Category for client: CET Connect
2007
3rd Place Undergraduate Specialized Category for client: Winton Place Community Council
2006
Honorable Mention in Undergraduate Specialized Category for client: Brownstone Gallery
2005
3rd Place Undergraduate Specialized Category for client: HyTek Coatings, Inc.
2004
1st Place Undergraduate Specialized Category for client: Genomatix USA
2003
1st Place Undergraduate Specialized Category for client: Tri-State Plastics, Inc.
2000
1st Place Undergraduate Specialized Category for client: Fascinating, Inc.
1995
Over the past decade, the SBI Program has generated over $140,000 in grants from the U.S. SBA to further small, entrepreneurial and family business education.
1982
Dr. Charles Matthews becomes Director of the SBI Program
1972
UC becomes a charter member of the Small Business Institute® under the leadership of John Goering.