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Columbus and Southern Ohio: Certification 101

Saturday, Nov 17 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

This class will discuss certification programs (MBE, EDGE, WBE, DBE and LEDE), the certification process, and what documents to submit with your application.  This class is presented by Ronda Watson Barber, publisher of OhioMBE. Ronda has a wealth of knowledge and experience in guiding small businesses through the certification process.

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Columbus and Southern Ohio: Network & Chill

Tuesday, Nov 27 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Join us for the Women's Business Center "Network and Chill"from 5:30-7:30 PM! Chat with staff, enjoy refreshments, learn about our newest programs, and network with other women entrepreneurs.

Are you thinking of starting a business? Are you a business owner looking to grow? The Women's Business Center is theresource for Ohio's women entrepreneurs. Come find out why!

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Columbus: ECDI Information Session

Thursday, Nov 29 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

A forty-five minute presentation to inform prospective ECDI clients about programs to develop, fund, and launch a business. The information session will also explain ECDI program requirements, follow-ups, and procedures. Program is highly recommended for prospective training and lending clients, as well as any other prospective ECDI client. This session will be held at ECDI Business Innovation Center.

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Columbus: B.A.S.E. - Basis of a Successful Enterprise. Session 1 - in partnership with SBDC

Wednesday, Dec 12 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

B.A.S.E. is the Basis of a Successful Enterprise. B.A.S.E. will help you discover what it will take for you to build a business around your dreams and passion. Not just any business but a business that will allow you to live, thrive and become a successful entrepreneur.

This is the first of two workshops included in B.A.S.E. Completetion of both workshops is required for enrollment into SBDC's "Biz Start" Small Business Education series. 

Topics covered in B.A.S.E. include:

  • How to Find, Reach and Connect with your customers
  • Legal Business Structures
  • Tax Requirements
  • How to Market and Sell your Product or Service
  • How to Write a Business Plan
  • Access to Sources of Financing

B.A.S.E. is led by experienced Certified Business Advisors from the award winning Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State as well as attorneys, accountants, bankers and other experts uniquely qualified and dedicated to helping you understand how to create the business of your dreams.

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Columbus: ECDI Information Session

Thursday, Dec 13 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

A forty-five minute presentation to inform prospective ECDI clients about programs to develop, fund, and launch a business. The information session will also explain ECDI program requirements, follow-ups, and procedures. Program is highly recommended for prospective training and lending clients, as well as any other prospective ECDI client. This session will be held at ECDI Business Innovation Center.

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Columbus: Capital for Construction: Holiday Networking

Thursday, Dec 13 5:30 PM

Network with contractors!

More information to come!

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