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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…

The Best Free Market Research Tools: Progress, Not Panic Video Series

It’s always a smart move to stay focused on the marketplace, monitoring shifts in needs and attitudes concerning the products or services your business is offering. Whether it is during an economic boom, or during uncertain and challenging economic times, keeping your eyes and ears tuned to customer problems is a key factor to businessContinue 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…

Take Action: Progress, Not Panic Video Series

We have been hearing daily from many small business clients that are experiencing big challenges to survive during the Covid-19 pandemic. Many are facing a continued decline in sales and orders. As a business owner, this creates an anxiety and uncertainty that the business may not survive, and the feeling of having little control. NotContinue reading…

Progress, Not Panic 2020: New Video Series from SBDC

The Ohio SBDC at Columbus State Community College would like to announce a new video series called Progress – Not Panic 2020. This video series is aimed at small businesses and start-ups that may need guidance, solutions, encouragement as well as the latest information to help navigate during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. During these twiceContinue reading…

Get Your Food Business Going and Growing

Join the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State (SBDC), for a new series of programs designed to connect you to experts who will show you how to build a great food based business. The sessions target various food opportunities from Farmers Markets to Food Trucks and Restaurants. All attendees will have the opportunityContinue reading…

Announcing the Fall Business Growth Series

Join the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State (SBDC), for a Fall Business Success Series. This new series is designed for new or existing small business owners to position their business for growth and expansion. Business owners will be able to understand their financial statements to position themselves for business financing, learn howContinue reading…

The Ohio SBDC Welcomes Ellen Harvey to the Team

“We are excited to have Ellen join us at the SBDC. Her experience in working with central Ohio entrepreneurs to grow their businesses makes her a perfect fit with the SBDC team.” – Michael Bowers, SBDC Director Ellen Harvey joins as a Certified Business Advisor for the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State Community College (SBDC). EllenContinue 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…

White Castle – Cherry Blossom Sliders Anyone?  

White Castle, the oldest fast food company in the United States, opened their doors to the Columbus market in 1929 and has made the city home to their corporate headquarters. In 2017 they expanded upon their almost 400 domestic locations with a new international market – China – with two Castles in Shanghai. On SeptemberContinue reading…

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