Sept. 12: Small Business Bus Stop

Columbus District Office

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Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019

Time: 11:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: ECDI Women's Business Center, 1655 Old Leonard Ave., Columbus, OH 43219

Entrepreneurs, are you busy? Join us at the Small Business Bus Stop and get all of your small business questions and needs taken care of at one location. 

The U.S. Small Business Administration, microlender ECDI, the Fifth Third Bank eBus and other small business resources are teaming up to provide area entrepreneurs with a high impact event featuring: 

11:00 a.m.           Donuts & Networking

11:30 a.m.           Small Business Bus Stop Kick Off

11:45 - 2:00 p.m. Food Truck Lunch & Fifth Third eBus appointments

12:15 p.m.           Lunch & Learn: "The Road to Repairing Credit"

1:15 p.m.             Pitch Competition


Fifth Third eBus

Fifth Third eBus: Fifth Third Bank’s eBus will make an appearance at the event. The 40-foot bus, staffed by Fifth Third bankers, serves as a mobile classroom where visitors can get a free credit report and review  with Fifth Third staff.

Staff will also provide counseling regarding a number of topics including financing, money management and building good credit scores.


Funding Programs for Your Small Business Information Session

Pitch Competition: 

Pitch Competition:
Pitching your business to potential clients and investors is an important entrepreneurial skill. Test out your elevator pitch in front of a panel of "judges" who will provide tips and advice on improving your delivery!

To learn more about the Pitch competition and guidelines, please CLICK HERE or email Shaundretta Boykins at SBoykins@ecdi.org as soon as possible.

*Submission Deadline: 11:59PM on August 28, 2019.

Requirements: Outline your small business idea in three minutes.

-What is the product or service?
-What need does it address?
-How do your product or service match the needs of your target market?
-Who are your key competitors?
-What is your competitive advantage/secret sauce?
-How much startup capital do you need and what are your revenue projections?
-If relevant, what have you achieved already? 


Exhibitors to Include:

Bus Stop Exhibitors