Tiffin, Ohio — Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership (TSEP) announced today the launch of the Tiffin-Seneca Entrepreneurial Opportunity Clearinghouse (TSEOC), an online destination for investors, entrepreneurs and others to learn about available franchise, business acquisition, investment and other start-up business opportunities. The website for the clearinghouse can be accessed at tseoc.org.
TSEOC is a new initiative designed to facilitate the flow of entrepreneurial talent and capital to those opportunities. Over the years in Tiffin and Seneca County, there have been successful businesses that have closed because management was ready to retire, and no family or employees wanted to or were able to assume the business. Some examples in recent years include Surf n Turf Specialties and More, Tem-Com and Hoperoy’s Hallmark Shoppe.
There also have been franchise opportunities that failed to find the capital and management needed to establish themselves, and some entrepreneurs have not been able to find the capital they need to start.
The first opportunity to be posted is the announcement of California-based Bird Scooters seeking a local operations (fleet) manager to establish their business in Tiffin.
Bryce Riggs, Executive Director of the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services and chair of TSEP’s Tiffin-Seneca Entrepreneurship Committee, supports the initiative. “Our committee is working on Tiffin and Seneca County’s first dedicated strategic plan for entrepreneurship, we believe the clearinghouse is a positive way to promote more small business opportunities for our community.”
Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz agreed, “We continue to push forward with innovative programs that enhance and strengthen the entrepreneurial culture here. Tiffin has been named a Top 10 midwestern city for entrepreneurship, and we want to build upon what we have.”
Seneca County Board of Commissioners President Mike Kerschner concurred, “I’m pleased to see we are continuing to step up our entrepreneurship efforts throughout the county. This just adds to our other initiatives, including the Seneca CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) program for our high-school students, which we expect to launch in the fall.
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