2. Michael Bowers
District Center Manager for Ohio
SBDC at Columbus State since 2002
SBDC State Star for Ohio in 2007
Founder, Lead author at
Striving to accelerate the growth of
entrepreneurship and small business
innovation. #RunNerds Marathoner.
What's worth doing is worth doing for
3. The Ohio SBDC at Columbus State
An experienced & award winning team providing
no-cost, one-on-one business management advice
with four centers to serve you at one location:
Manufacturing & Technology SBDC
International Trade Assistance Center
5. An experienced and award
In 2011, we:
Advised 936 Small Businesses
Conducted classes for over 1,800 attendees
Facilitated $5,863,7245 in loans / investment
Assisted in the creation or retention of 653 jobs
In 2008 the Center was named one of the top 10
SBDC’s out of over 900 SBDC’s in the country
6. 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.
7. SBDC International Trade Assistance
Developing export strategies
Preparing your product or service for export
International legal considerations
Shipping your product; pricing, quotation and
Methods of payment and Financing Export
Business travel abroad
19. How Can we Work Together?
What do you see as the most pressing needs for
How can you help us address these needs?
How can you help direct small business owners
to our SBDC for assistance?
20. Contact me at…
Ohio SBDC http://www.sbdccolumbus.com/
I2D Blog http://www.ideas2deals.com/
Twitter @MichaelBowers and @Ohio_SBDC
Google + http://gplus.to/MichaelBowers
21. For Information on SBDC Activities
The Ohio SBDC at Columbus State