Resources for Businesses, Entrepreneurs, and Managers

The CEC provides an array of valuable services to entrepreneurs, managers, and businesses. We serve both the leaders of new ventures and the executives of mature businesses endeavoring to be more entrepreneurial.

These services are provided by UC faculty and students as well as professional affiliates of the CEC.

Small Business Institute consulting program

The University of Cincinnati is a charter member of The Small Business Institute® (SBI) program and The Small Business Institute Directors' Association (SBIDA). Located in the Carl H. Lindner College of Business, the SBI facilitates a mutual exchange between students who want to learn more about small business and entrepreneurship, and organizations that want to further their success.

The program is focused on providing customized, confidential management consulting to Greater Cincinnati businesses, and creating a meaningful learning experience for students interested in entrepreneurship, small business, and corporate ventures.

Executive education and development

The executive education and development program at the Center provides executive MBA-level coursework for executives, business leaders, and functional managers seeking an action-oriented curriculum that both accelerates change, and stimulates firm performance. Our world-class training programs help you to guide strategic renewal, foster and leverage innovation, optimize efficiencies, and prepare you to tackle key strategic problems, make critical decisions, and manage growth. The Center also offers customized programs that help leaders and organizations to harness actionable knowledge, spark new growth, seize opportunities, and drive company success. Contact Center Director Thomas Dalziel for more information!

E3 internship program

The Center has created a unique internship where entrepreneurial students work directly with our startup partners for a semester while taking a course for free! The Center provides start-ups with cost effective labor and students with free credit hours and professional experience. Other benefits to business include lower-than-minimum-wage student labor, help with candidate selection, and ongoing mentorship by the Center during the internship.