Central Ohio Small Business Resource Fair

Thursday, October 13 | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

ECDI Business Resource Center, 1655 Old Leonard Avenue, Columbus, OH 43219

Make things happen on October 13! Join us for the Central Ohio Small Business Resource Fair. This event is jam packed with a vendor expo of entrepreneurial support services, networking opportunities, mini workshops and more!

Resource Fairs in past years have drawn more than 200 entrepreneurs, so don't miss out!

Resource Expo

All types of local entrepreneurial resource partners will on-site to help you with your business needs. From government agencies, to nonprofits to banks and more!



  • Short, energizing address by Everett M. Woodel Jr., SBA District Director, Central and Southern Ohio

  • Networking



Quick 15-minute workshops to help sharpen your skills:

  • Get to know the SBA, Thalia Amador Lastra

  • Five Hats Every Entrepreneur Needs to Wear, Lisa Banks

  • Launch your Marketing Strategy in 7 Steps, Amee BellWanzo

  • Insider’s Guide to Business Loans, Boris Chodnovsky

  • Everything you Need to Know About the ECDI Food Fort, Anthony Berin & Jacob Freisthler


Event Highlights

  • Photo booths

  • Food trucks

This event is free and open to all entrepreneurs. Register today!

Make connections with these Resources in the Expo:

  • PNC Bank

  • ACEnet

  • City of Columbus - Economic Development

  • City of Columbus Building and Zoning Services

  • City of Columbus Mayor's Office of Diversity and Inclusion

  • Columbus Chamber of Commerce

  • Columbus Metropolitan Library

  • Columbus Public Health

  • Columbus Urban League

  • Community Navigators - SBDC Inc

  • ECDI

  • ECDI's Food Incubation Services

  • ECDI’s Minority Contractor Resource Center

  • ECDI's Social Enterprise Hub

  • ECDI's Women's Business Center of Central Ohio

  • MYLE - Make Your Life Entertaining, LLC

  • Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

  • Ohio Department of Development

  • Ohio Department Of Natural Resources

  • Ohio Restaurant Association

  • Ohio SBDC at Columbus State Community College

  • Ohio Secretary of State

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Center

  • Score Columbus

  • SEA Change

  • The Ohio Department of Taxation

  • US Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division

  • US Small Business Administration

  • More to come!


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