Business Enterprise Center

Educational and Counseling Assistance for New and Existing Businesses

The Business Enterprise Center at Wright State University-Lake Campus provides free, comprehensive counseling and management training to new and existing small businesses.

The goals of the BEC are the following:

  • promote and support entrepreneurs with experienced business consultants in many areas pertaining to business operations
  • assist agencies and organizations especially those located in our service area of Auglaize, Mercer, and Van Wert Counties
  • be a conduit and provider of essential business training and development in West Central Ohio
  • be a confidential, practical asset to the business community (we do not take the place of your accountant or lawyer but we can help minimize those costs)
  • provide advanced technical training in specialized areas of manufacturing with a blend of online classes and hands-on validation labs

High quality, customized business and industry training is available through the Business Enterprise Center at a reasonable cost. We have access to a wide range of experts in fields as diverse as supervisory training to PLC training. Please contact Carol Jones for more information. The BEC partners with federal, state and local agencies as well as being a member of several training consortiums.



The Business Enterprise Center at Wright State University- Lake Campus strives to increase small business success by providing:

For Prospective Entrepreneurs

  • Business Plan Development
  • Financial Requirements
  • Choice of Business Organizations
  • Market & Demographic Analysis

For New Businesses

  • Business Plan Assistance
  • Budgeting
  • Financial Requirements Planning
  • Market & Demographic Analysis
  • Recordkeeping Procedures
  • Tax Assistance
  • Brochure Development
  • Computer Training

For Existing Businesses

  • Breakeven Analysis
  • Brochure Development
  • Budgeting
  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Computer Training
  • Educational/Management Program
  • Expansion Financing Options
  • Financial Planning
  • Recordkeeping Procedures
  • Tax Assistance & Analysis


Throughout the year, the Business Enterprise Center at Wright State University's Lake Campus offers workshops and training sessions on a variety of topics, including:

  • Pre-Business Planning (Starting Right)
  • Computer Fundamentals & MS Word
  • Supervisory Series
  • Excel & Access
  • QuickBooks Software
  • Financial Statements & Recordkeeping Series
  • Business Management