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Business Enterprise Center

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About the Business Enterprise Center

The Business Enterprise Center at Wright State University—Lake Campus provides a multi-pronged approach to entrepreneurial issues, business development, and workforce training. Free, comprehensive business consulting is available to new or small existing 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 organization especially those located in our service area of Auglaize, Mercer, and Van Wert Counties
  • Be a conduit and provider of essential business training and workforce development in West Central Ohio
  • Be a confidential, practical asset to the business community as well as to our manufacturing partners
  • Provide advanced technical training in specialized areas of manufacturing with a blend of online classes and hands-on skill validation labs

Services

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

For Prospective Entrepreneurs, New Businesses, or Existing Business

  • Business plan assistance and development
  • Financial requirements planning
  • Choosing business organization style
  • Market and demographic analysis
  • Financial documents analysis
  • Budgeting and financial software
  • Recordkeeping procedures
  • Tax assistance and analysis
  • Brochure development
  • Computer training

Seminars

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

  • Pre-business planning (Starting Right)
  • Software (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Emerging Leader Certification Series
  • Financial statements and recordkeeping

Customized Training

High quality, business and industry training geared towards your company’s specific need is available through the Business Enterprise Center at a per hour, reasonable cost. If you have a number of people needing training, OR, you want specific training content, an on-site or on-campus customized training might be the best solution. We have access to a wide range of experts in fields as diverse as supervisory training to PLC training. Please contact Carol Jones at carol.jones@wright.edu for more information.


Staff Directory/Contact Us

For more information about how the BEC can help your new or existing business, or to discuss training for your company on campus or on-site at your facility, contact Program Manager, Carol Jones at 419-586-0902 or email carol.jones@wright.edu.

Office Hours
One-on-one counseling appointments are scheduled individually to ensure convenience and confidentiality. Our office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Fridays by appointment. Enter the double doors located on the west side of Trenary Hall.

Carol M. Jones

Department:
Lake Campus Admin
Title:
Program Mgr Bus Dev BEC
Address:
Trenary Hall 125, 7600 Lake Campus Dr, Celina, OH 45822-2921

Brian Thomas Brandewie

Department:
Lake Campus Admin
Title:
BEC Center Trainer/Asst

Carla J. Hirschfeld

Department:
Lake Campus Engineer & Computer Sci
Title:
Adjunct Instructor, Computer Science/LC
Address:
Dwyer Hall 230, 7600 Lake Campus Dr, Celina, OH 45822-2921

Carol Jones
Program Manager, Business Development
carol.jones@wright.edu
419-586-0902
123 Trenary Hall

Brian Brandewie
Trainer
brian.brandewie@wright.edu
419-586-0901
125 Trenary Hall

Carla Hirschfeld
Instructor
carla.hirschfeld@wright.edu
419-586-0310
230 Dwyer Hall

Ron Kremer, CPA
ronald.kremer@wright.edu
419-586-0338

Free counseling supported by area banks, cities, villages, & local economic development agencies.

With the support of:

  • Celina-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce
  • Ft. Recovery Chamber of Commerce
  • St. Marys Chamber of Commerce
  • Van Wert Chamber of Commerce
  • Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce

Advisory Board

Chamber of Commerce Representatives

  • Katie Elson, St. Mary’s
  • Stacy Beougher, Celina
  • Mark Verville, Van Wert
  • Sara Topp, Southwestern Auglaize
  • Jackie Martel, Wapakoneta

Industrial Development Directors

  • Stacy Adam, Van Wert
  • Mike Burkholder, St. Marys
  • Jared Ebbing, Mercer County
  • Logan O’Neill, WAEDC-Wapakoneta

Mayors/Village Administrators

  • Jeff Hazel, Celina Mayor
  • Eric Thomas, Coldwater Village Admin
  • Randy Diller, Fort Recovery Village Admin
  • Aaron Temple, Rockford Village Admin
  • Ron Gelhaus, St. Henry Village Admin
  • Ken Markward, Van Wert Mayor
  • TBD

Banking Representatives

  • Ken Goettemoeller, Auglaize County
  • Dan Broering, Mercer County
  • Rod Stover, Mercer County

At-Large Representatives

  • John Bergman, Auglaize County
  • Jack Hartings, Mercer County
  • Curtis Hambrick, AMBE Alliance
  • Renea Woeste, Auglaize Manufacturing
  • Andrea Kuhne, Mercer Manufacturing
  • Jen Clay, Van Wert Manufacturing

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