PROS Program

PROS: Professional Resource Opportunity Service

PROS Program Mission

To lead and support the development of new and emerging enterprises throughout Central Ohio by providing technical and professional business management counseling via a network of active expert volunteer professionals.

PROS Overview

The Ohio SBDC, through its partnerships, provides a comprehensive network of business services by effectively working with local resources in the private, public, non-profit, and educational sectors. PROS is a business counseling service provided through this network. It connects active practicing business professionals who have volunteered to share their expertise with “qualified” SBDC clients who are in need of professional topic specific business advice.

Every PROS volunteer has committed to providing at least one-hour of free counseling assistance to any “qualified” SBDC client and/or training instruction during topic specific SBDC workshops or seminars. These volunteer professionals realize a community’s economic health is dependent upon the well-being of its emerging small business community. Therefore, their commitment is strong and their willingness to serve is high.

Although not required to do so, once the professional information, input and insight has been provided, many SBDC clients have decided to continue the client/counselor working relationship on a fee-based basis. This decision is up to and is solely made by the client.

For further information on this service provided or how to become actively involved as a PROS volunteer contact us at 614.287.5294.