Category: OhioMBE

Publisher’s Note: Is Columbus City Council a Bully?

By Ronda Watson Barber Is Columbus City Council a Bully? Does Columbus City Council understand the 1st Amendment?  Does Columbus have a free press or do those that petition, investigate or voice disapproval face political retribution? Have they forgotten that…

The Law According to Moses: Your Personal Contribution to Black History

Your Personal Contribution to Black History By Ambrose Moses, III Everyone is able to contribute to Black History in some way. Not everyone is a civil rights activist marching on city hall, an entrepreneur succeeding against all odds, or a…

Deadline for comments on DAS Certification Rule change is Jan. 31.

Did you miss the MBE/EDGE rule change forums?  I watched the Columbus discussions yesterday.  Interesting comments were made.  Your feedback is very important.  The deadline for submitting comments on the proposed rule change is tomorrow, Jan. 31.  Email your feedback…

Nationwide Children’s Hospital to attend OhioMBE Procurement Fair 2/19

Nationwide Children’s Hospital have confirmed their participation in the Feb. 19 OhioMBE Procurement Fair.  The Fair gives minority and small businesses the opportunity to meet one-on-one with local purchasing agents.  Business owners get 10 minutes to meet. The Fair will…

Publisher’s Note: Are you paying attention?

By Ronda Barber Hey Columbus Taxpayers and Voters!  Are you paying attention to what is going on at Columbus City Hall?  Do you know where your tax dollars are going?  Do you care? Is the City monitoring the programs that…

Certification can help your business get business

By Ronda Barber I am always asked the question, “why should I get my business certified?” My response is “Certification is a path to more potential contracts and business.”  Many government and public sector entities practice good faith efforts and…

CrowdFund Newbie: My Brother’s Keeper: Why Do We Crowdfund?

CrowdFund Newbie: My Brother’s Keeper: Why Do We Crowdfund? By Ambrose Moses, III When asked what crowdfunding is, many people respond, “I’ve heard people talking about it, but I don’t really know what it is.” Crowdfunding provides “the crowd” (i.e. groups,…