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Covid-19 – Re-opening Ohio

Beginning Friday, May 1st Ohio will begin to re-open from the Stay-At-Home order to much different workplaces than we left behind at the beginning of this year. As we move closer toward recovery, we would like to share resources that will be beneficial as you prepare to re-open. RESPONSIBLE RESTARTOHIO – This website provides guidanceContinue reading…

Update on Accepting and Processing EIDL and PPP Loan Programs

On April 16 the SBA/US Treasury announced that the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) have loaned out the allocation of funds provided in the CARES Act thus shutting down the programs. Congress is taking actions to re-appropriate funds to these programs which should be complete by April 24. IContinue reading…

What to expect for the 2018 tax season?

The IRS is still working diligently to finalize forms and sort out details of deductions for the 2018 tax season, most small business owners will be content with the changes, but as a business owner this year and moving forward you may have to do some tax planning, you will have to keep track ofContinue reading…

Is Your Business Ready for the Holidays?

With the start of fall and temperatures turning cooler one can’t help but think of the coming holiday season. For most of us that conjures up visions of family food and fun but for small business owners it also means increased inventory, holiday staffing nightmares and long nights. Here are some tips to help youContinue reading…

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15th to October 15th we celebrate the culture and contributions of Hispanic Immigrants and American citizens whose ancestors come from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America.  During this time period seven of those countries celebrate their Independence Day. At the Ohio SBDC Latino Center at Columbus State we work with entrepreneursContinue reading…

Mercadito Raices is a hit at the Latino Festival!!!!

In its second year, Mercadito Raíces, a Latino food business incubation program of our Latino Center hosted 5 vendors at the Latino Festival, August 11th and 12th in downtown Columbus, Ohio at Genoa Park. The Mercadito Raíces program is a 5 month training program where Latino food vendors turn their business idea into reality. DuringContinue reading…

Surviving the Summer Sales Slump

Caught in the dog days of a summer time sales taking a dip? Wondering how you can cool off the stagnant revenue slide? With many clients focusing on back to school expenses and the like you may be feeling a bit scorched. Well here’s a few ways to glide into fall on a high note.Continue reading…

Revive your Business in 7 steps using Social Media

Depending on your business August can be an exceptional month; for clothing and school supply retailers it could be fantastic, for others not so much. Every business experiences its low sales periods as it flows through its natural industry seasonality. So whether your low period is August or another month throughout the year there areContinue reading…