Accelerate Columbus

Accelerate ColumbUS: Start-Up and Launch

Are you a new business owner or interested in starting your own business?  The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State, in partnership with the City of Columbus, brings you Accelerate Columbus: Start-Up and Launch, a business management training program with individual one-on-one advising to launch and grow your small business.  This program includes a Business Start-Up Workshop, Financial Literacy training and for those interested in starting a food based business, seminar From Kitchen to Market.

Business Start-Up Workshop

Learn business planning, marketing, how to find customers, and how to get the money you need.

Financial Literacy

Learn to manage your finances by budgeting, understanding interest, reducing debt, managing credit and understanding loans.

From Kitchen to Market

Learn the process and rules of compliance that regulate food product sales, how to find and work with distributors/grocers and how to access the local resources available to help you launch your food business.

Participants attending the program will receive a certificate of completion. Program participates are able to bypass the SBDC Start-Up Process and gain immediate access to our one-on-one advising services.

Program Qualifications

This Accelerate Columbus: Start-Up and Launch program is focused on starting and growing small businesses within the City of Columbus, Milo-Grogan and South Linden Neighborhoods.

> Participants must live within either the City of Columbus corporation limits, Milo-Grogan or South Linden neighborhoods

> Business owners must live and own a business within either the City of Columbus corporation limits, Milo-Grogan or South Linden neighborhoods

Area Training Schedules

Click your residential area below to get started!
>> City of Columbus
>> Milo-Grogan
>> South Linden

For more information contact us at 614-287-5294
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