Month: December 2018

OhioMBE Dec. 14 Procurement Fair

The Dec. 14 OhioMBE Procurement Fair hosted by the City of Columbus was AWESOME.  Contractors got a preview from each division within the Department of Development and were able to meet one-on-one with representatives.  Participants took full advantage of the business to business networking opportunities.

Networking Tips: Connecting With The Business Specialist

Networking Tips: Connecting With The Business Specialist Networking is not just about attending events. It is also about attending meetings, making strategic connections and growing your networks. Likewise, relationship building and planning are key components for successful networking. Networking can be a critical piece in business development. Being able to meet the right contacts and…

5 TIPS FOR CREATING PRESENTATIONS THAT WILL WOW YOUR AUDIENCE

5 TIPS FOR CREATING PRESENTATIONS THAT WILL WOW YOUR AUDIENCE The experience of creating presentations and then delivering them to an audience usually falls into two categories: the presentation is warmly received, achieving the desired result of getting people interested to learn more about your business — or the response is so flat and empty,…

National Tax Security Awareneness

National Tax Security Awareness With the holiday shopping season in full swing, the Internal Revenue Service and Security Summit partners warn taxpayers to take extra steps to protect their tax and financial data from identity thieves.  The holidays offer cybercriminals a chance to steal financial account information, Social Security numbers, credit card information and other…

Small Business Development Center Advisor Joins SBA Columbus District Office

Small Business Development Center Advisor Joins SBA Columbus District Office   COLUMBUS – Jerome Jones, a small business advisor with a background in both economic development and lending, has joined the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Columbus District Office as a lender relations specialist. In his new role, Jones will conduct trainings and other outreach activities throughout central…

OhioMBE Awards Top FBE: Young Achievers—Rita Jackson, Owner

OhioMBE Awards Top FBE: Young Achievers—Rita Jackson, Owner Product/Service Helping hands and caring for children and building lifetime relationships. Preparing children in their developmental stage as preparation for elementary. Teaching them to feel good about who they are in life. It is not about where you are today, but where you can go. Business Accomplishments:…

Ohio cuts income tax withholding rates

Ohio cuts income tax withholding rates Beginning January 1, 2019, millions of Ohioans will be getting a bit more money in their paychecks. At the direction of Governor John R. Kasich, Tax Commissioner Joe Testa said today that Ohio will be reducing withholding rates used by employers to calculate required payroll deductions for the state…