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Educational and Counseling Assistance for New and Existing Businesses

Profile . . .

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:

  • integrate business training and business development in West Central Ohio
  • provide comprehensive short and long-term training to new and existing businesses
  • promote and support assistance from Center volunteers in specific areas pertaining to all aspects of business operations
  • direct and assist special project groups or agencies within the Center's service area of Auglaize, Mercer, and Van Wert Counties.

Information obtained while assisting a small business will remain confidential.

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

Services . . .

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

For Existing Businesses

  • Advertising Planning & Analysis
  • Breakeven Analysis
  • Brochure/Graphics Development
  • Budgeting
  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Computer Training
  • Educational/Management Program
  • Equipment Modernization
  • Expansion Finance Planning
  • Financial Planning
  • Recordkeeping Procedures
  • Tax Analysis

For New Businesses 

  • Brochure/Graphics Development
  • Budgeting
  • Business Plan Analysis
  • Computer Training
  • Educational/Management Program
  • Financial Requirements Planning
  • Market Analysis
  • Recordkeeping Procedures
  • Seminar Presentations
  • Tax Analysis

For Prospective Entrepreneurs

  • Business Plan Development
  • Financial Requirements
  • Market Analysis


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

  • Microcomputer Fundamentals
  • Sales & Marketing Techniques
  • Beginning CNC Programming
  • Effective Delegation in Business
  • Pre-Business Planning
  • Spreadsheets& Database
  • Graphics & Word Processing
  • Basic Tax & Legal Requireemnts
  • Basic Blueprint Reading
  • OSHA & Safety Training

The BEC also offers consulting in the following areas:

  • Desktop Publishing / Communications
  • Computer Systems Design & Analysis
  • Federal, State & Local Tax Analysis
  • Office Management & Personnel
  • Statistical & Financial Analysis

Current BEC Course Schedule

Contact Us

For more information about how the BEC can help your new or existing business, call Administrative Support Coordinator Carol Jones.

Phone: 1-800-237-1477 ext.8355
Fax: 1-419-586-0358

Office Hours
All appointments are arranged on an individual basis for your convenience and to ensure confidentiality.

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BEC Staff

Ronald A. Kremer
Retired Associate Professor of Accountancy of WSU; handles tax, record-keeping, and accounting issues for BEC clients.

Julie Miller
BEC Director; Head of Customized Business and Industry Training

  BEC Support Coordinator
Carol Jones

Supported By:

  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Ohio Department of Development
  • Celina-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce
  • Coldwater Chamber of Commerce
  • Ft. Recovery Chamber of Commerce
  • St. Marys Chamber of Commerce
  • Van Wert Chamber of Commerce
  • Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce

BEC Advisory Board Members

Chamber of Commerce Representatives:
Pam Buschur, Celina
Randy Diller, Fort Recovery
Kate Gribble, Van Wert
Kelly Kill, St. Marys
Jack Hartings, Coldwater
Dan Graf, Wapakoneta
Jim Coons, Minster/New Bremen/New Knoxville

Economic Development Directors:
Nancy Bowen, Van Wert County

Bob Thompson, Rockford Area Economic Development Center (RAEDC)
Greg Myers, WAEDC-Wapakoneta
Wayne York, New Bremen
Todd Fleagle, City of St. Marys
Sharon Larue, City of Celina
Jared Ebbing, Mercer County

At-Large Representatives:
Rob Albers, Auglaize County
John Bergman, Auglaize County
Evelyn Dennis, Auglaize County
Mike Broering, Mercer County

Rod Stover, Mercer County
Don Hess, Mercer County
Louis Ehmer, Van Wert County
Jim Grant, Van Wert County
Dee Whitcraft, Van Wert County

Phone:  1-800-237-1477 ext.8355
Fax: 1-419-586-0340

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