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Michael Bowers's Blog – July 2009 Archive (6)

Co-Working in Columbus

I wanted to share this piece on some new co-working spaces in Columbus. Could be a pretty cool idea for you. Check out the video from Channel 10. Note, Sandbox Columbus will be the host of Ideas to Deals Live beginning August 13.



Coworking in Columbus Covered on 10TV from…

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Added by Michael Bowers on July 24, 2009 at 10:45am — No Comments

Small Business and Social Media ~ What Is Your ROI?

Anyone that knows me can attest that I am totally bought in to social media. I have used tools such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook to build the on-line presence of the SBDC as well as to meet some really great people. I firmly believe that social media is an effective, inexpensive way for small businesses to get their message out and create a dialog with customers and prospective customers. It’s the new “word of mouth” marketing. It is, however, easy for small business owners to get confused… Continue

Added by Michael Bowers on July 14, 2009 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Three Keys to Getting CASH for Your Project or Business

The following post is taken from the blog of Mike Figliuolo, Founder and Managing Director at thoughtLEADERS, LLC. Mike brings a diverse background and vast experience to the field of leadership and entrepreneurship.



Three Keys to Getting CASH for Your Project or Business



Money is tight these days. Whether you’re an entrepreneur seeking… Continue

Added by Michael Bowers on July 13, 2009 at 3:27pm — No Comments

14ninetytwo – Discovering Columbus Innovation

Central Ohio startups with an idea for a new technology-enabled Web solution or mobile application are encouraged to apply for acceptance in the 14ninetytwo project – a pilot program including an early-stage virtual incubator providing business formation, mentoring and coaching resources as well as access to pre-seed capital for selected deals. Deadline for application is July 31, 2009.

Central Ohio entrepreneurs with an idea for a new technology-enabled solution, especially in the Web and… Continue

Added by Michael Bowers on July 7, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Check out the "Connector" Tuesday's, 9:30 pm. Central Ohio's #1 new live call in podcast.

The "Connector" with Alvin "Wyliemac" Borromeo & Rocky "RocksOn" VanBrimmer IS Central Ohio's #1 new live call in podcast! it is information & entertainment at its FINEST!



Tonight's Guests:



Michael Bowers, Ohio Small Business Development Center



Mike Merhle, Social… Continue

Added by Michael Bowers on July 7, 2009 at 10:39am — No Comments

Aspirin or Vitamin?

Aspirin or Vitamin...which is your business?



Vitamins are a great supplement to your diet. They help you have more energy and a stronger body. They are good to have but if you don't take them you'll be OK. Aspirin is taken to relieve pain. If you have a headache you are ripping up your medicine cabinet to find the aspirin. So what is your business...Aspirin or Vitamin?



An aspirin business is one that solves a the customer's pain. It is a must have not a nice to have. In my… Continue

Added by Michael Bowers on July 1, 2009 at 7:56am — No Comments

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