Small Business Trends 2009


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Small Business Trends 2009

  1. 1. Consider us your business partner… Only Better!
  2. 2. Ohio SBDC at Columbus State
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  4. 4. How Lucky Is Columbus…
  5. 5. The Results Are In ... Consulting Clients Served: 961 Consulting Sessions: 2,883 Training Events: 90 Training Attendees: 1,718 Jobs Created: 167 Loans/investment capital: $12,844,875 Owners Equity: $2,210,700 Total Capital Infusion: $14,528,200 Sales increases: $1,032,900 Fiscal 2008 Results – Ohio SBDC at Columbus State Community College
  6. 6. <ul><li>The Ohio SBDC at Columbus State provides Technical and professional business management consulting to existing and start-up businesses. </li></ul><ul><li>All SBDC consulting services are provided at “no cost” to the business. </li></ul>Professional Business Consulting
  7. 7. <ul><li>The Ohio SBDC at </li></ul><ul><li>Columbus State offers </li></ul><ul><li>over 75 topic specific </li></ul><ul><li>seminars and workshops </li></ul><ul><li>covering pertinent topics </li></ul><ul><li>For businesses at all </li></ul><ul><li>stages from start-up </li></ul><ul><li>to growth and mature. </li></ul>Education and Connections
  8. 8. Ohio Growth Summit 2009
  9. 9. Ohio Growth Summit 2009
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  11. 11. <ul><li>The International Trade Assistance Center (ITAC) </li></ul><ul><li>Provides consulting and advising in international trade, </li></ul><ul><li>international business and logistics. </li></ul><ul><li>Specific services include: </li></ul><ul><li>Developing export strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing your product or service for export </li></ul><ul><li>International legal considerations </li></ul><ul><li>Shipping your product; pricing, quotation and terms </li></ul><ul><li>Methods of payment and Financing Export transactions </li></ul><ul><li>Business travel abroad </li></ul><ul><li>Selling overseas. </li></ul>International Trade Assistance Center
  12. 12. <ul><li>The Manufacturing & Technology SBDC (MTSBDC) </li></ul><ul><li>provides specialized assistance and high end business </li></ul><ul><li>consulting to manufacturers, technology-based companies </li></ul><ul><li>as well as individual inventors. The Center’s initiatives are: </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous Improvement & Modernization ~ Floor layout, process improvements, workforce assessments and training, lean operations… </li></ul><ul><li>Inventions & Prototyping ~ Product design, modeling, prototyping, market assessment, Intellectual property, R&D grants… </li></ul><ul><li>Partnering & Commercialization ~ Licensing technologies, capital access, mfg partners, marketing channels, fulfillment strategies… </li></ul>Manufacturing & Technology Small Business Development Center
  13. 13. <ul><li>Employ about half of all private sector employees and pay nearly 45 percent of total U.S. private payroll. </li></ul><ul><li>Have generated 60 to 80 percent of net new jobs annually over the last decade. </li></ul><ul><li>Create more than half of nonfarm private gross domestic product. </li></ul><ul><li>Hire 40 percent of high tech workers (such as scientists, engineers, and computer workers). </li></ul><ul><li>Produce 13 times more patents per employee than large patenting firms. </li></ul>Small Business…
  14. 14. Small Business 2009, What to Expect… <ul><li>Economic Downturn Continues to Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Small Business </li></ul><ul><li>Small businesses are not hiring as many people </li></ul><ul><li>Capital spending is down on items not vital for survival </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer spending is down </li></ul><ul><li>Economic downturn is impacting businesses downstream </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Businesses need to stay in contact with everyone from </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>customers to suppliers to make sure they are solvent </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Competition for scarcer dollars will intensify </li></ul><ul><li>This is a global crisis…international government action will </li></ul><ul><li>have an impact </li></ul>
  15. 15. Small Business 2009, What to Expect… <ul><li>Number of Small Businesses Increases </li></ul><ul><li>Due to corporate downsizing people look to </li></ul><ul><li>control their through business ownership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimated that 7% of downsized workforce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>will look to start a business </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Number of Solo-preneurs increase </li></ul>
  16. 16. Small Business 2009, What to Expect… <ul><li>Gen Y looks to Small Business Ownership </li></ul><ul><li>as an Option… </li></ul><ul><li>Gen Y looks to maintain more control over their </li></ul><ul><li>destiny </li></ul><ul><li>Gen Y sees diminishing opportunity in corporate </li></ul><ul><li>America </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship is receiving increased focus in </li></ul><ul><li>many university business programs </li></ul>
  17. 17. Small Business 2009, What to Expect… <ul><li>Green Technology Becomes a Business Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>No longer a trend “Green” is important as a </li></ul><ul><li>differentiating factor </li></ul><ul><li>A cost control strategy relating to power use, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Drive for less waste drives movement toward </li></ul><ul><li>paperless business activities </li></ul><ul><li>Gen Y consumers and entrepreneurs will require </li></ul><ul><li>“ Green” </li></ul>
  18. 18. Small Business 2009, What to Expect… <ul><li>Small Business Turns to Mobile Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Consumers and businesses will continue to </li></ul><ul><li>expand use of mobile tools </li></ul><ul><li>Gen Y consumers and entrepreneurs drive move </li></ul><ul><li>to mobile </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile solutions will allow more work to be done </li></ul><ul><li>away from the office (including GPS) </li></ul><ul><li>Current systems will need to be modified to </li></ul><ul><li>accommodate mobile solutions. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Small Business 2009, What to Expect… <ul><li>Social Media Becomes the new “Word of Mouth” </li></ul><ul><li>Small business will increase the use of no or </li></ul><ul><li>low cost social media solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Gen Y drives call for social media strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media will become a significant customer </li></ul><ul><li>outreach/feedback tool </li></ul><ul><li>Social media will begin to justify ROI requirement </li></ul><ul><li>by creating new sales leads/opportunities </li></ul>
  20. 20. Small Business 2009, What to Expect… <ul><li>Government Intervention Impacts Small Business </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulus = spending, oversight, regulation </li></ul><ul><li>Artificially supports ailing firms for a while </li></ul><ul><li>Uncertainty created by administration change </li></ul><ul><li>International government actions will impact </li></ul><ul><li>US business as well as US government action </li></ul>
  21. 21. Small Business 2009, What to Expect… <ul><li>Banks…What does liquidity mean? </li></ul><ul><li>Banks are tightening credit requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Economic condition is weakening companies </li></ul><ul><li>Small Business must be nibble and adjust…don’t </li></ul><ul><li>expect your bank to be there if you run into </li></ul><ul><li>problems </li></ul>
  22. 22. Small Business 2009, What to Expect… <ul><li>Cash Is King! </li></ul><ul><li>Small business will monitor cash more now </li></ul><ul><li>than ever </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer spending decreases due to uncertainty </li></ul><ul><li>Financing is not as available as before…maintain </li></ul><ul><li>cash </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on budgets and performance </li></ul>
  23. 23. Small Business 2009, What to Expect… <ul><li>Innovation Rises… </li></ul><ul><li>Economic stress leads to business innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses look to add value to current processes </li></ul><ul><li>many of which will become new, innovative </li></ul><ul><li>products </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses look for opportunities in the down </li></ul><ul><li>market </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Everything is always impossible before </li></ul><ul><li>it works. </li></ul><ul><li>That is what entrepreneurs are all about, </li></ul><ul><li>doing what people have told them is </li></ul><ul><li>impossible. </li></ul>
  25. 25. The Ohio SBDC at Columbus State p. 614-287-5294 For Information on SBDC Activities