Free Small Business Development Seminars – Dayton/Columbus

The Ohio Department of Development announced on Tuesday that they will be hosting a series of small business development seminars for minority and small business owners. The seminars will take place between April and November, and will be held in both Dayton and Columbus. This is a great way for minority and small business owners in Springfield to learn how to better develop and grow their businesses. See more information below:

Ohio Department of Development Director Lisa Patt-McDaniel today announced a series of small business development seminars for minority and small business owners. The initiative, sponsored by the Department’s Entrepreneurship and Small Business Division, Small Business Development Centers of Ohio, Minority Business Enterprise Division, and the U.S. Small Business Administration, is a broad effort to strengthen and expand business ownership among minorities.

“Small and minority-owned business often face barriers when trying to start, grow, and sustain their ventures,” Patt-McDaniel said. “The small business development seminars will assist our entrepreneurs in gaining the knowledge and expertise that can help them be successful in today’s global economy.”

The series was developed specifically to address the needs of minority business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Representatives from the Small Business Development Centers of Ohio, U.S. Small Business Administration, and the Urban League will give in-depth overviews of small business programs and services available to assist minority entrepreneurs and business owners. The seminars will provide information on establishing a business, operating a business, loan programs, marketing, and procurement opportunities.

All Small Business Development Series seminars will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the locations listed below in the following cities: Dayton and Columbus. The seminars are free of charge, but registration is required.

Interested business owners can learn more about the seminar series or register by contacting the Columbus Small Business Administration office at (614) 469-6860 extension 282.

The schedule of free Small Business Development Series seminars is below. All seminars are from 9 a.m. to noon.

Dayton
Dayton Urban League
907 West 5th Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402

April 13: Understanding Your Credit
May 11: Access to Capital (Building Banking Relationships)
June 8: Starting Right & Beyond (Legal, Accounting & Insurance)
July 13: Small Business Certification (Federal, SBA 8a, State & City)
Aug. 10: Small Business Procurement Opportunities (Getting More Business)
Sept. 14: Small Business Franchise Opportunities
Oct. 12: Small Business Marketing (Media and E-Commerce)
Nov. 9: Small Business Entrepreneur (CEO/Leadership Training)

Columbus
Columbus Urban League
788 Mount Vernon Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43203

April 15: Understanding Your Credit
May 13: Access to Capital (Building Banking Relationships)
June 10: Starting Right & Beyond (Legal, Accounting & Insurance)
July 15: Small Business Certification (Federal, SBA 8a, State & City)
Aug. 12: Small Business Procurement Opportunities (Getting More Business)
Sept. 16: Small Business Franchise Opportunities
Oct. 14: Small Business Marketing (Media and E-Commerce)
Nov. 10: Small Business Entrepreneur (CEO/Leadership Training)

About the Ohio Department of Development
Working with our partners across business, state and local governments, academia, and the nonprofit sector, the Ohio Department of Development works to attract, create, grow, and retain businesses through competitive incentives and targeted investments. Engaged every day in marketing, innovating, investing, and collaborating, the Ohio Department of Development works at the speed of business to accelerate and support the teamwork that is absolutely necessary for success by providing financial, informational, and technical assistance to those making an investment in Ohio’s future.

About Entrepreneurship and Small Business Division
The Entrepreneurship and Small Business Division provides innovative programs and services to Ohio entrepreneurs and small business owners through effective communication, collaboration, creativity, and technology support to encourage sustainable growth.

About Ohio’s Small Business Development Centers
Ohio’s Small Business Development Centers provide consulting and training assistance to small businesses and emerging entrepreneurs to promote growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity, and improved management. The Centers are supported through a partnership among the Ohio Department of Development, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and several chambers of commerce, colleges and universities, and economic development agencies.

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