NEO Fund provides financing and business coaching to individuals who have existing small businesses, who are looking to transition, or who are interested in opening their own small business within Ashtabula County.



Our focus is to create an inclusive environment for entrepreneurs where they are empowered to reach their financial goals while being instilled with an altruistic attitude, which further fuels growth in the community surrounding them.



We freely offer resources to those who demonstrate a strong work ethic, the ability and willingness to be coached, and have an earnest respect for starting and maintaining a business based on a well thought out business plan.

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now."

~ Chinese Proverb ~
It's easy to apply for a low interest loan to ​start or grow your business today.
Download and complete an NEO Fund application form and ​a personal financial statement and submit them online.
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The NEO Fund’s 5 week go.Biz.GROW program is designed to help small businesses and entrepreneurs develop their business concepts into a detailed business plan.

The course covers areas such as financial literacy, market research, cash flow, projections and much more.

At the end of the 5 weeks highly engaged participants will leave the class with a business plan.

Thank God It's Friday Ashtabula

A 5:30-7:00 gathering at Briquettes, 3rd floor, on the 3rd Friday of each month.

450 Morton Drive | Ashtabula, OH 44004

It begins with 30 minutes of sharing “the latest” we’re hearing about projects in the county, followed by an hour of noshing and networking.

No politics, no credit, and no mission other than democratizing information.

Please join us on third Fridays at Briquettes at 5:30. It’s on us!

If you are looking to invest in the New Entrepreneurs Opportunity Fund there are many reasons get involved.

Whether you are a bank looking to cover your CRA requirements, an NGO, or The SBA - when you invest, you are investing in your community.