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ON-DEMAND: Market Research Tools: Columbus Metropolitan Library

July 2 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 11:30 pm


Conducting and digesting research is one of the most important things you’ll do when planning a new business.

  • But where do you begin?
  • What questions are you answering?
  • Where do you look for answers?
  • And, how do you do research correctly and efficiently without breaking the bank?

The answers are all at the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Nonprofit and Small Business Resources Center, which offers a wealth of resources to assist with everything from market research to identifying your target market and much more. Join SBDC business advisor Kevin Hammond and business librarian Ryan Frick for this fun and informative webinar that will show you how to find the answers you need to make your business a success.

Ryan Frick

Special Guest: Ryan Frick

Ryan has degrees in history and library science and has worked in a variety of libraries and archives for 10 years. For the past five years he worked for the New York Public Library as a young adult librarian in the east Bronx creating programming for teens and educators, and helping members of the community with their information needs. In January 2023, he joined the team at Columbus Metropolitan Library as the new Business Librarian. He is excited to be involved with the local business community and provide them with helpful events and classes.

Kevin Hammond

Host: Kevin Hammond

Kevin Hammond has been a business management consultant for over 13 years, mostly focused on small businesses and start-ups. Kevin has been on the SBDC team for almost ten years as a consultant. Prior to consulting Kevin was in financial services at Chase Manhattan. Kevin has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Ohio Dominican University and an MBA from Capital University. Kevin loves entrepreneurship and its rewards, benefits, and challenges. In his little non-work time he mostly enjoys spending time with family, running, the very occasional golf game, and working some more.