Starting Monday November 2nd at 10:00 a.m. The State of Ohio is making two relief packages available to Ohio small businesses that have been negatively affected by the novel coronavirus.  The $125 million Small Business Relief Grant and the $38.7 million Bar and Restaurant Assistance Fund is being made available through funding received by the State of Ohio from the federal CARES Act.

Ohio based small business with 25 employees or less will be able to apply for these $10,000 grants on a first come first serve basis starting Monday at 10:00 a.m.  To ensure that businesses in each of Ohio’s 88 countries have an opportunity to participate at least $500,000 grant monies will be set aside for each county.

We encourage our Ohio based small business clients and friends to look into these grants to see if your business qualifies.  If you need assistance in seeing if your business qualifies or applying for either of these grants please contact Jeff Cope or Rob Quick.

If you are going to apply for a grant you need to set-up and account with the State of Ohio by going to Create OH ID Account.  We strongly recommend doing this in advance of Monday morning if you don’t already have an account.  Additionally, we would recommend that you have all of your materials prepared to aid in a quick and efficient application process.

For additional information on the Small Business Relief Grant go to or click download for the fact sheet.

For additional information on the Bar and Restaurant Assistance fund go to or click download for the fact sheet.

About Jeff

Jeff has over 25 years of strategic planning, business development, and business transformation leadership experience. Having worked with mid-market, closely-held and family-owned businesses his entire career Jeff has a unique understanding of how these enterprises operate and the challenges they face.

He is passionate about working with business leaders to build strong cultures while developing and executing strategies that deliver exceptional results that benefit all the company’s stakeholders. Jeff’s hands-on approach to working with companies begins with a commonsense approach to strategy development.

With extensive experience in organizational turnaround and growth Jeff follows a defined process (disciplined, focused, intentional) to guide clients from strategy to execution. His experience covers a multitude of industries, with an in-depth understanding of automotive manufacturing.

Jeff holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the Capital University School of Management and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Management from Ohio Dominican University.