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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…

Ohio Export Internship Program expands Ohio companies export potential!

Think Exporting Is a Great Idea but Don’t Know How or Have The Time? Consider participating in the Ohio Export Internship Program! On Thursday, August 9th, the seventh annual class of the Ohio Export Internship Program (OEIP) graduated in a ceremony held at the Ohio State House atrium. The grant funded program developed by theContinue 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…

Growing Your Small Business In August

Here we are in the month of August. I bet you are getting a bunch of out of office replies when you call or send an email looking for an appointment. It can certainly be frustrating when you are hustling to grow your small business. So what makes August such a difficult month to do business?Continue reading…

Top 3 SBIR Funding takeaways from the SBIR Road Tour

Living in the small business and start up world for 15-plus years, I’ve observed much. Including the never ending hunt for government grant money from clients looking to capitalize on this perceived gift opportunity. The fact is, for the typical for-profit business, this gift opportunity is mostly a mirage. Except when it comes to SBIR,Continue reading…

How to Set Up a Business in Ohio the Easy Way

One of the most asked and basic questions I have gotten over the years as a business consultant goes something like this: ‘How do I get my business set up and get all the licenses I need?’ That question is often followed up with a concern about taxes or payroll and the difficulty in doingContinue reading…

Need Help with Bookkeeping? Here’s 3 Reasons to Consider QuickBooks…

Have you ever told yourself that you don’t have time to keep records for your business? Well the truth is you can’t afford not to. You have to know how much you owe your creditors and more importantly who owes you and when! Cash is the name of the game and QuickBooks helps you toContinue reading…

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…

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