Month: December 2018

City of Columbus increases purchasing with MBEs

In the largest increase in the last five years, the City of Columbus increased its spending with minority suppliers for City contracts by 50% from 2016 to 2017, spending more than $53 million on prime and subcontracts. A total of 12.5% of City contracts were awarded to minority- or women-owned businesses. “One of my goals…

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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,…