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Goal Setting In Your Small Business

I am a big believer that if you can dream it you can do it. However, to make this work you need to go beyond the dream stage and build structure that will allow you to execute. This is where goal setting comes in. Here are a few tips that you may not have heardContinue reading…

Small Business Owners Guide To Planning And Building A Great Website

Want to find more customers and make more money in your business…Start with a great website. Sounds logical, right? So why is that so many business websites miss the mark with customers? It’s easy, they aren’t web developers they are business owners. When they start working on a site owners can get distracted by the bells andContinue reading…

Don’t Let “Maybe” Kill Your Business

What would you rather get a “No” or a “Yes”? Obviously Yes. What if it is between “No” and “Maybe”? Give serious consideration to the “No” because the worst response you can get is “Maybe”. “No” gives you finality so you can move on and seek other opportunities. “Maybe “will jerk you around. It is a business killerContinue reading…

Planning Your Small Business Start-Up

The first thing that you get to understand is that the key to building a successful business is figuring out who your customers are and how you can bring value to those customers. Once you understand how you bring value to your customers you will then be able to figure out how to monitize around thisContinue reading…

BOOTS TO BUSINESS REBOOT

Join us Thursday, November 3rd from 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM as Certified Business Advisor and Ohio SBDC District Director Michael Bowers conducts step one of the Boots to Business The Entrepreneurship Track of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP). This track is the two step entrepreneurship training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) asContinue reading…

National Center for the Middle Market & CIBER Global Summit

Join the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM) and the Fisher Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) for a global summit focused on trade and investment in the Western Hemisphere (North/Central/South America and the Caribbean). The half-day event will feature keynote speakers, a presentation on the latest research from NCMM and panelContinue reading…

Kevin Hammond, SBDC Manufacturing Business Advisor Awarded Ohio MEP Affiliate Partner of the Year 2016

During the annual One Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Conference on August 11th, Kevin Hammond of the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State Community College (SBDC), received the award for ‘Affiliate Partner of the Year’ for Central Ohio. This is an annual award recognizing the most valued partners of each of the six OhioContinue reading…

Thinking of Exporting to Indonesia? Here’s Why You Should…

In 2015, the State of Ohio exported $274.23 million dollars of product to Indonesia. That represented a 45.9% increase in exports from 2014. Oil Seeds/Grains, Aircraft; Spacecraft/parts, Industrial Machinery/Computers and Food Industry Residues/Animal Feed Prep represented the top 5 export categories for our State. Why Indonesia? Indonesia is Southeast Asia’s largest economy with a GDPContinue reading…

Take ACTION to Increase Your Business Sales

Successful businesses are those that focus on sales actions and strategy execution. To support the growth needs of central Ohio businesses the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State Community College (SBDC) has partnered with Brian Pitzer, CEO of Evolve Growth, to coach small business professionals through the process of creating and executing aContinue reading…

Get Your Business Started With These Five Steps

Originally published at SeekingAwesome.com Are you thinking about starting a business but don’t know where to start? Here is a quick five step guide to help you get on your way (Check out how they all start with P. I planned that.) Perceive The “Ah Ha” moment. That moment when the idea hits you. ItContinue reading…

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  • Start-Ups

    As a new business owner your plate is overflowing. From business registration, business plan writing, product / service development, and marketing to selling your products and services and acquiring your first customer. Don’t go it alone. Work with us and take advantage of our decades of technical business assistance experience, our financial partnerships and our connections to business resources.

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  • Growth

    You’ve been running your business for a while, you’re in the black and financially and structurally stable. Now you are ready to increase your sales and develop strategies and processes for profitable-long term growth. We will work to help you maximize sales within your current market, develop new products and evaluate new markets – domestically and internationally.

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  • Maturity

    Thinking about retirement? As a business owner there’s a bit more to it than going to Human Resources, declaring your retirement date and waiting for the party to be thrown in your honor. You have to declare a successor or sell your business. We assist with developing exit strategies, business valuation, selling your company, succession planning, and business acquisition.

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