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SPICE, The Southern Perry Incubation Center for Entrepreneurs, is a full service

microenterprise development organization.

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SPICE’s Microenterprise Assistance Program (MAP)

provides the following:

a)    Training: SPICE utilizes classroom instruction to take participants through the steps of starting a business and provides classes for specific business related instruction.

b)   Counseling: SPICE offers one on one individualized guidance, technical assistance, marketing & business planning and referrals to business development resource persons and organizations.

c)    Microenterprise Loans: SPICE offers low interest loans for low-to-moderate income entrepreneurs in the SPICE service area. Loans are available for start-up business capital or expansion of existing businesses.

d)   Business Incubator:  The SPICE incubator, the Southern Perry Business Center (SPBC), offers an alternative to operating home-based or out of a commercial location during start-up. The incubator facility can provide space, central office equipment and support, graphic design/marketing assistance, and business counseling to entrepreneurs who need some time to develop their business before selecting a location of their own.


The Definition of a Microenterprise is a business with 5 or less employees and requires $35,000 or less to start-up or expand.

SPICE Service Area

SPICE’s is located is southern Perry County and our target service area is Perry County.  To be eligible for a SPICE micro-loan you must be a resident of Perry County or the business must be located in Perry County.

Technical Assistance and training classes are open to individuals or microenterprises in central and southeast Ohio.


In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy,this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, natural origin, sex, age, or disability.  Not all prohibited basis apply to all programs).  To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA,Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 independence Avenue, S.W.,Washington D.C. 20250-9410, or Call (800) 795-3272 (voice), or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).