Ohio Department of Development Feature

Ohio Department of Development Feature March 2022

In 2018, Patricia Bennett turned to her local Ohio Small Business Development Center for assistance in launching her own small business Pat's Granola - a glutenfree line of three granolas that use ingredients specially selected for taste and nutritional value, and are packaged conveniently for people enjoying busy lifestyles.

She and her advisor worked together on marketing, business operations, food production, co-packing, and digital strategies. In 2020, the SBDC helped Patricia transition her business to focus on online sales; as a result from 2019 to 2020, Pat’s sales increased 3,000 percent, and her social media insights increased more than 400 percent.

It's great to see how the Ohio SBDC has helped Patricia reach her small business goals and we can't wait to see her business continue to grow!

The Small Business Development Center at Lorain County Community College has been an invaluable business partner to me and my business. The advisors continue to provide coaching and support.

Read more on Patricia's success and work with her local SBDC 

Pat Bennett is the founder and President of Pat's Granola, a Cleveland based food and collaborative lifestyle brand. Pat's Granola is sold online at www.patsgranola.com and is also available at select Northeast Ohio businesses including:

Troubadour Coffee Roasters www.troubadourcoffeeroasters.com

Sports and Spine Physical Therapy www.sportspine.com

Locle Box www.loclebox.com

Made Cleveland www.madecleveland.com

Nature's Oasis Lakewood www.naturesoasis.com

Happy Cows Group Share Happy Cows Group Share 

Sweet Bean Candies Sweet Bean Candies

The Bake Shop and Cafe The Roaming Biscuit

Marketwagon NEO MarketWagon

The Corner at The Van Aken District The Corner at The Van Aken District 

NEW! Farmers Feast at BottleHouse Brewery & Meadery


Pat's October 29 appearance on New Day Cleveland

Learn Pats story:

Food Founders Podcast 


Launching a Granola Business at Age 61

Women's History Month Series curated by Made Cleveland



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