Columbus State Community College
Columbus State Community College is Central Ohio’s front door to higher education and a leader in advancing our region’s prosperity. Columbus State has always been an outstanding community partner and strong supporter and contributor the economic development efforts of Central Ohio. Look to Columbus State for your educational needs. Columbus State also has opportunities for employers to work with students via their internship programs. For more information visit www.cscc.edu
U.S. Small Business Administration
The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam. For more information visit www.sba.gov/offices/district/oh/columbus
1st Stop Business Connection (pre-venture phase)
1st Stop Business Connection (a web-based program) connects businesses with free, comprehensive and customized business start-up kits. Kits include start-up information and various government forms for the more than 280 different types of businesses. Contact the 1st Stop Business Connection at (800) 248-4040 or visit www.business.ohio.gov/starting .
Check Ohio First
Check Ohio First is a business-to-business online tool that expands opportunities by connecting buyers and sellers with platforms for training, webinars, teaming and procurement events. Check Ohio First encourages the use of Ohio businesses by enabling small businesses or agencies to register in this free directory. Visit www.checkohiofirst.com
Small Business Builder
Opening a small business requires careful consideration of your market, a firm business plan, and the discipline to protect what is most important to you at this time–your financial capital. Through the office of the Small Business Coordinator and the Small Business Builder, you will be connected with the resources necessary to help you accomplish your goals.
Contact Henry A. Golatt, (614) 645-1984, HAGolatt@columbus.gov