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  • Like Your Business Partner… Only Better!
  • Michael BowersDistrict Center Manager for OhioSBDC at Columbus State since 2002SBDC State Star for Ohio in 2007Founder, Lead author atwww.Ideas2Deals.comStriving to accelerate the growth ofentrepreneurship and small businessinnovation. #RunNerds Marathoner.Whats worth doing is worth doing for26.2!
  • The Ohio SBDC at Columbus State An experienced & award winning team providingno-cost, one-on-one business management advice with four centers to serve you at one location: Core SBDC Manufacturing & Technology SBDC International Trade Assistance Center Latino SBDC
  • Where is the Ohio SBDC at Columbus State
  • An experienced and award winning teamIn 2011, we:Advised 936 Small BusinessesConducted classes for over 1,800 attendeesFacilitated $5,863,7245 in loans / investmentcapitalAssisted in the creation or retention of 653 jobsIn 2008 the Center was named one of the top 10SBDC’s out of over 900 SBDC’s in the country
  • Core Business Assistance Business Start-Up~ BizStartNow, a three week intensive program covering the specifics of business start-up and operation. Topic Specific Small Group Advising ~ Topic specific content delivered to small groups of business owners to help them quickly address their most pressing needs. One-On-One Business Advising ~ SBDC Certified Business Advisors work one-on-one with the business owner to address the specific issues that will take the business to the next level.
  • SBDC International Trade Assistance  Developing export strategies  Preparing your product or service for export  International legal considerations  Shipping your product; pricing, quotation and terms  Methods of payment and Financing Export transactions  Business travel abroad  Selling overseas.
  • SBDC Manufacturing Assistance Continuous Improvement & Modernization ~ Process improvements, workforce assessments & training, lean operations… Inventions & Prototyping ~ Product design, modeling, prototyping, market assessment, Intellectual property, R&D grants… Partnering & Commercialization ~ Licensing technologies, capital access, mfg partners, marketing channels, fulfillment strategies…
  • Educational Opportunities Provide you with access to over 70 topic specific seminars and workshops covering pertinent topics for businesses at all stages from start-up to growth and existing.
  • Access to networking opportunities to support business growth
  • Access To On-Line Resources
  • www.sbdccolumbus.com/
  • www.ideas2deals.com/
  • http://twitter.com/Ohio_SBDC
  • www.facebook.com/SBDC.Columbus
  • www.youtube.com/ohiosbdc
  • Ohio Growth Summit
  • OhioGrowthSummit.com
  • How Can we Work Together? What do you see as the most pressing needs for small businesses? How can you help us address these needs? How can you help direct small business owners to our SBDC for assistance?
  • Contact me at…E-mail mbowers3@cscc.eduOhio SBDC http://www.sbdccolumbus.com/I2D Blog http://www.ideas2deals.com/Twitter @MichaelBowers and @Ohio_SBDCFacebook https://www.facebook.com/michael.bowers https://www.facebook.com/SBDC.Columbus https://www.facebook.com/Ideas2DealsGoogle + http://gplus.to/MichaelBowersPinterest http://pinterest.com/michaelbowers/LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/mbowers030
  • For Information on SBDC Activities The Ohio SBDC at Columbus State p. 614-287-5294 www.SBDCColumbus.com