The Minority Business Enterprise of the Year Award Info
The “Minority Business Enterprise of the Year” Award will be presented annually to the eligible Minority or Female Business Enterprise that excels in their trade. Continue
The City of Columbus, Equal Business Opportunity Office is seeking applicants to apply for the distinct…
Added by Tonya Wilson, SBDC on April 2, 2014 at 10:33am —
The Ohio Development Services Agency is launching round two of the Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program
A pre-application is now available beginning September 4, 2013 for businesses who want financial help to train their current workforce. $27 million in grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications for the grant program will be accepted for review on… Continue
Added by Tonya Wilson, SBDC on September 13, 2013 at 12:22pm —
Michael Bowers, District Director of the Ohio SBDC at Columbus State has been named as a TechColumbus Innovation Award Semi-Finalist for Innovation in Non-Profit Service Delivery the second consecutive year.
The Innovation in… Continue
Added by Tonya Wilson, SBDC on December 9, 2011 at 10:46am —
Five companies were selected last night from a field of 162 applicants to participate in the second 1492 business accelerator program. 1492 is a collaboration among TechColumbus, Columbus State Community College and the Columbus College of Art & Design. The program accelerates the creation of innovative startups in a matter of months, not years. “We were projecting about one hundred entrants,” said Ted Ford, president and CEO of TechColumbus. “That we received 162 is testament to the… Continue
Added by Tonya Wilson, SBDC on October 20, 2011 at 9:30am —
So from time to time I post a blog here as well as blog monthly for SBA.gov. To date I've blogged to market and promote our events and initiatives and when invited to do so on behalf of our Center or a cause. Beyond that I've occasionally thought about blogging on a personal level, but again to market or promote a personal initiative. Never had it occurred to me that blogging could… Continue
Added by Tonya Wilson, SBDC on July 14, 2011 at 5:30pm —
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The State of Ohio has made available funds to initiate workforce solutions for your business through the Ohio Skills Bank initiative.…
Added by Tonya Wilson, SBDC on November 11, 2010 at 9:11pm —
So over the Summer, I got together with some friends for a backyard barbeque. The food was delicious and the drinks weren’t that bad either. During the cookout the conversation eventually routed to what we all were currently working on. Of course, I had to take the opportunity to plug this blog. As soon as my friend’s sister heard I was writing on behalf of the experiences small business owners are having she pleaded, “Please write a post on the importance of customer service.”
Added by Tonya Wilson, SBDC on November 7, 2009 at 11:46am —
Please consider nominating a woman business owner for the Keys to Success Awards!
Nominations for Keys to Success Awards are due by
August 31, 2009
. The Keys to Success Award Program showcases Ohio’s leading women-owned businesses and rewards their personal achievements, economic power, and financial/operational strength. The program has recognized and honored women-business owners since 1996 (formerly the Governor’s Excellence in Enterprise Awards).
Awards are… Continue
Added by Tonya Wilson, SBDC on August 10, 2009 at 1:00pm —
If you know me or if you've read my profile bio on any of the social media websites I'm on, you know I love to vacation and I love Florida. Therefore, its only natural that anything associated with those two things is sure to grab my attention. But beyond the lovely palm trees, folicking days at the beach and adrenaline pumping rides at the best theme parks in the world, (Walt Disney World of course!) there is tremendous lessons to be learned from one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our… Continue
Added by Tonya Wilson, SBDC on April 20, 2009 at 12:20pm —
As I meet our amazing guest speakers at the numerous events we host, I occasionally ask for words of inspiration and encouragement to pass along to our attendees and clients as they move along their journey as entrepreneurs. What strikes me most as I receive those quotes is the similarity in the statements to encourage those who meet opposition due merely to their age.
These words, I believe, are especially vital when it concerns those labeled as Generation X & Generation Y. Many… Continue
Added by Tonya Wilson, SBDC on December 1, 2008 at 2:00pm —
How do you get funding to start a business? How do you differentiate your business so as to get noticed by investors? Investors look at a a lot deals before they find one to fund. You need to position yourself as a hot company. To do this you to need to show visibility in the market, create a buzz in the community and show your business has momentum.
Visibility is about having a presence in the market. Your ability to show that you are serving an unserved… Continue
Added by Tonya Wilson, SBDC on July 21, 2008 at 1:27pm —