SBA Columbus District September Updates

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Columbus District Office

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Prepare Your Business

Disasters happen, be prepared with an emergency plan

An estimated 25% of businesses don’t open again after a major disaster, according to the Institute for Business and Home Safety. Protect your small business by identifying the risks relevant to your location, both natural and man-made. Then, keep your plan of action updated.

Preserve your equipment and business records by referencing this IRS guide on protecting your information before an emergency strikes. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) also offers an emergency preparedness checklist and toolkit.

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Ohio Materials Marketplace: Free Online Materials Exchange

EPA

One man's trash is another man's treasure...or small business opportunity!

The Ohio Materials Marketplace is a digital marketplace that capitalizes on connecting entrepreneurs to raw materials at a free or reduced cost.

These by-product materials and hard-to-recycle wastes might otherwise end up in a landfill. Many members recommend the marketplace as a valuable tool for achieving zero waste goals while participating in Ohio’s emerging circular economy.

Within the first two years of operation, the marketplace has attracted over 1,000 registered users, saved members over $208,000, and diverted nearly 3.7 million pounds of material destined for Ohio’s landfills. For more information or to join, please visit the Ohio Materials Marketplace.


Upcoming Events

Sept. 11 Understand Your Money: Developing & Using Financial Statements

5:30 p.m., Ohio SBDC, 320 N. Grant Ave., #1068, Columbus

Sept. 12 Marketing Your Business

8:00 a.m., 221 E. Main St., Chillicothe

Sept. 12 Responding to a Sources Sought Notification

10:30 a.m., Webinar

Sept. 12 Small Business Bus Stop

11:00 a.m., ECDI, 1655 Old Leonard Ave., Columbus

Sept. 18 Unlocking the Secrets of Renting Commercial Real Estate

5:30 p.m., Ohio SBDC, 320 N. Grant Ave., #1068, Columbus

Sept. 19 SBA Small Business Programs: 8(a), HUBZone & WOSB

10:30 a.m., Webinar

Sept. 19 Celebrating Hispanic Entrepreneurial Excellence

4:30 p.m., Smith Hall, Xavier University, 3718 St. Francis Xavier Way, Cincinnati

Sept. 19 Business Plans

5:30 p.m., 310 Allen St., Dayton

Register: Director@daytonhispanicchamber.com

Sept. 24 Business Plans

5:30 p.m., 310 Allen St., Dayton

Register: Director@daytonhispanicchamber.com

Sept. 25 The "How To" of Buying Commercial Property for Your Business

5:30 p.m., Ohio SBDC, 320 N. Grant Ave., #1068, Columbus