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Upcoming DEC Events

Dec
8
Thu
Jelly– Networking, Co-working, Lunch & Presentations @ Dublin Entrepreneurial Center 1st Floor
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

meetup

  • First floor Networking Room
  • We invite you to be part of our community of entrepreneurs as we get together for support, networking, training and yummy Buffalo Wild Wings! Please join us for year number eight as we encourage our 150 tenants and the collaborative small business community to meet up.

    Agenda:

    10:00 – 1:00   Co-working.  You are welcome to work away from your office in our networking room using our courtesy Wi-Fi.

    10:00 – 2:00   Free Professional Business Advice from 5/3rd, Carlile Patchen & Murphy and Sequent in the welcome area.

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    10:00-noon    Learn from business experts as they present on key business topics which vary throughout the year. Located in the training room.

    noon – 1:30     Complimentary lunch from Buffalo Wild Wings including a variety of wings, potato wedges and salad.  Drinks are also provided. Located in the networking room.

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    All events are located on the first floor in our networking and training rooms. We are glad to provide a tour of the first and third floors if you request one.

    Location: The Dublin Entrepreneurial Center is located at 565 Metro Place South, Dublin, Ohio 43017. Parking is free. For more information visit our website or even better join the conversation on twitter, facebook, or LinkedIn.

Top Tax Planning Tips that will Change Your Life Forever @ Dublin Entrepreneurial Center (1st Floor)
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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Please join us Thursday, December 8th from 10-11AM in the first floor training room.

As the end of the year draws near many people start thinking about taxes. Before you close your books, though, there is some tax saving advice you might want to implement. Rea & Associates will be presenting important items and steps for new or veteran business owners to take prior to “closing your cash register” for 2016.

Takeaways:

  •  Things you can do now to save on taxes prior to end of year
  • Tips on what documentation to keep to support your income and expenses
  • Suggested reading list of quality business books
  • Thoughts/suggestions for working ON your business not IN your business

Presenters:

Christopher Axene is a CPA and a Principal of Rea & Associates. Christopher serves as the administrative principal for the firm’s Dublin office, where he’s responsible for the office’s daily operations. He holds a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and has nearly 25 years of experience

David Cain is a CPA and a Principal of Rea & Associates. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting, with a minor in history, from The University of Mount Union. He has more than 35 years of experience in the accounting industry

Rea & Associates, Inc., accountants and business consultants, is an Ohio public accounting firm with more than 200 dedicated professionals who provide clients with a complete range of accounting services and professional business counsel. Rea has an extensive history that dates back to 1938. Much of its success stems from the firm’s values, which are outlined in The Rea Way.

Location: The Dublin Entrepreneurial Center is located at 565 Metro Place South, Dublin, Ohio 43017. For more information visit our website or even better join the conversation on twitter,facebook, or LinkedIn

Unleash the Guerrilla @ The Dec Training Room - 1st Floor
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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Please join us for Unleash the Guerrilla, presented by Chad Willett, on December 8th from 10-11AM.

Unleash the Guerrilla is the achievement of marketing goals (e.g. profit) using unconventional methods such as investing energy and ideas instead of money. Guerrilla Marketing is a growing trend: executed correctly, it can be targeted at the people you want to turn on the most. Unleashing the Guerrilla is about daring to be different with your marketing campaign, having an appetite for risks, and willing to do and try the unexpected. In short, it is about producing results that command attention, draw people in, get people talking and bring you more business.

Unleashing the Guerrilla focuses on the following marketing verticals:

· Social Media- Capitalizing on short, raw videos to gain visibility

· Events/ Demonstrations- Hosting live events which brings energy and excitement to your brand

· Blogs-Creating content to establish your group as an expert in your field

· Product Placements- Placing your products at events, on TV, or in social media to gain exposure

· Flash Mobs- Using your staff as actors to create one of a kind marketing campaigns

OUTCOMES

· Cheap to execute- Guerrilla marketing tends to be much cheaper than traditional advertising

· Allows for creative thinking- With guerrilla marketing, imagination is more important than budget

· Grows with word of mouth- Guerrilla marketing relies heavily on word of mouth marketing, one of the most powerful weapons in a marketer’s arsenal

· Publicity can snowball- Unique guerrilla marketing campaigns will be shared on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn etc.) resulting in a publicity powerhouse

chad-willetPresenter: Chad J. Willett bridges the gap between the arts, and business, to help audiences maximize their creative potential. After graduating with a theatre degree, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming a professional actor. Chad spent 7 years in Los Angeles as a professional actor (SAG/AFTRA Member) where he was featured in the hit films “She’s All That” with Freddy Prince Jr., “Halloween H2O,” with Jamie Lee Curtis and “Can’t Hardly Wait” with Jennifer Love Hewitt.

On the corporate side he has worked for three fortune 500 companies: Manpower, ITT Technical Institute and the Washington Post. As an entrepreneur he is the owner/ operator of Broadway2LA Acting Studio (www.broadway2LA.com). Currently, he resides in Columbus, Ohio where he teaches classes at his acting studio. In closing, Chad has started an organization called, “Make Faith Matter” which launched in March of 2016.

Location: The Dublin Entrepreneurial Center is located at 565 Metro Place South, Suite 100, Dublin, Ohio 43017. For more information visit our website or even better join the conversation on twitter, facebook, or LinkedIn.

Free Professional Small Business Advice @ Dublin Entrepreneurial Center 1st Floor
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Free-Professional-Small-Business-AdviceDEC Presents: Free Professional Small Business Advice

11:00AM – 1:00PM Financial 1-on-1 with Andrew Rosenbeck, 5/3rd Bank

11:00AM – 1:00PM Human Resources 1-on-1 with Representatives, Sequent

11:00AM – 1:00PM  Legal 1-on-1 with legal counsel, Carlile, Patchen & Murphy

Program: The DEC is proud to offer free 1-on-1 professional small business advice at no cost to budding entrepreneurs as part of our service to the entrepreneurial community.  Our sponsors are generous with their knowledge, talent and skill and willing to help solve the problems of your small business.  Please visit with your questions and concerns and have a discreet 1-on-1 conversation with the advisor of your choice.

Please note this service is offered in different locations of the building on different weeks. It will be held on the first floor, in the welcome area, suite 190. (2nd and 3rd Thursdays of the month) and in the Metro Conference Room on the third floor (1st, 4th and 5th Thursdays of the month).

Our Advisors:

5/3rd is focused on the small business and a proud sponsor of the Dublin Entrepreneurial Center. They can help in any of these areas: online banking, mobile deposits, accepting credit cards, processing your payroll, business reward credit cards, business line of credit and loans.  Fifth Third operates 15 affiliates with 1,232 full-service Banking Centers, including 106 Bank Mart locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 2,213 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina and Missouri.

Andrew Rosenbeck is an Assistant Vice President of Fifth Third Bank and has over 11-years of banking experience.  He is currently the Financial Center Manager at the 5/3 Bank, Frantz Rd. location. He specializes in helping small business owners and assists in servicing their banking needs.  Andy lives in Dublin and is active in the Dublin Community and is a member of the Dublin Chamber.

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Sequent is here to help the small business extend HR to their organization. It’s hard to be an expert in everything as a small business.  Why not leverage the assets of the subject matter experts of Sequent in a broad range of disciplines such as; compensation, benefits and HR best practices that otherwise would be cost prohibitive? Additionally, Sequent provides three mission critical technology applications, all which are “Best of Breed” to serve as the nucleus in delivering service to and supporting the employees of the business. Join Tyler Abrams, Business Strategist for answers to your questions!

Tyler Abrams is a business strategist and advisor in the field of Human Capital Management.  He helps business owners increase productivity, reduce employment related liabilities and increase overall profitability by solving problems in the areas of Human Resources, Risk Management, Payroll Management and Benefits.

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Carlile, Patchen & Murphy takes pride in providing a full range of legal services. They are here  to help you in the following areas: entity structure and taxation, raising capital through equity or debt, protection of intellectual property and trade secrets, employment issues, dealing with independent contractors, licensing agreement, collaborative arrangements, government regulation, general legal issues, estate planning, mergers and acquisitions, litigation and even family law.

Carlile Patchen & Murphy has served Ohio businesses and the people who own and operate them since 1967.

Legal Consultants: Michael Smith, Jack Butler, Jordan Butler, Brent Rosenthal, Geoff Kunkler and Alicia Shaw.

Location: The Dublin Entrepreneurial Center is located at 565 Metro Place South, Dublin, Ohio 43017. For more information visit our website or even better join the conversation on twitter,facebook, or LinkedIn.

Dec
9
Fri
Small Business Advisement Services through Ohio SBDC (by appointment) @ You will be given the room location when you schedule the appointment (should be third floor)
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Email for Appointment

Please join the Dublin Entrepreneurial Center (DEC) and the Ohio SBDC of Columbus State for free professional advisory services to assist you in creating, developing or growing your small business.

These services are by appointment only every Friday of the month, however, on our “jelly” days (2nd and 3rd Thursday of the month) you may also drop in from 10 am – 1 pm.

Advisor:  Michael Bowers, Director/Business Advisor, Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State Community College

Services Offered: The SBDC works with entrepreneurs and small business owners seeking assistance in growing and building their businesses. They offer an integrated combination of consulting, advising and educational programming that has been developed to support the business management and technical assistance needs of the Central Ohio small business and entrepreneurial community. The business coaching process includes assessment of the current business position, identification of challenges impeding growth and the development of an implementation plan to advance the business forward. Evaluation of funding needs, financing options, selection of lender, investor or alternative funding source and assistance with loan packaging in partnership with lender is one of many business growth services provided.

For a Friday appointment at the DEC contact the SBDC at 614-287-5294 or email Michael Bowers at mbowers3@cscc.edu.

MikeBowers-SBDCMichael Bowers, is a business advisor and Director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State. Michael works closely with entrepreneurs and business owners assisting them in building their companies. He has a diverse business skill set with experience in banking, private equity, strategic planning, digital media and marketing.

Michael is also an active business blogger at SeekingAwesome.com and can be found on many of your favorite social networks.

 

Location: The Dublin Entrepreneurial Center is located at 565 Metro Place South, Suite 100, Dublin, Ohio 43017. For more information visit our website or even better join the conversation on twitter, facebook, or LinkedIn.

Dec
15
Thu
Jelly– Networking, Co-working, Lunch & Presentations @ Dublin Entrepreneurial Center 1st Floor
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

meetup

  • First floor Networking Room
  • We invite you to be part of our community of entrepreneurs as we get together for support, networking, training and yummy Buffalo Wild Wings! Please join us for year number eight as we encourage our 150 tenants and the collaborative small business community to meet up.

    Agenda:

    10:00 – 1:00   Co-working.  You are welcome to work away from your office in our networking room using our courtesy Wi-Fi.

    10:00 – 2:00   Free Professional Business Advice from 5/3rd, Carlile Patchen & Murphy and Sequent in the welcome area.

    fifththirdbanklogo logo logo-cpmlaw

    10:00-noon    Learn from business experts as they present on key business topics which vary throughout the year. Located in the training room.

    noon – 1:30     Complimentary lunch from Buffalo Wild Wings including a variety of wings, potato wedges and salad.  Drinks are also provided. Located in the networking room.

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    All events are located on the first floor in our networking and training rooms. We are glad to provide a tour of the first and third floors if you request one.

    Location: The Dublin Entrepreneurial Center is located at 565 Metro Place South, Dublin, Ohio 43017. Parking is free. For more information visit our website or even better join the conversation on twitter, facebook, or LinkedIn.

Our Tenants

DEC Businesses represent a cross section of many different products and services.  To learn more about our Tenants, follow the link below.

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Modern Facilities

Conveniently located in Dublin’s Metro Office District, the Dublin Entrepreneurial Center offers a professional environment with comfortable areas for casual brainstorming, and both large and small state-of-the-art conference rooms. The DEC provides your company with the look and access to amenities that it deserves. Tenants have access to the robust DubLink broadband network and, through the adjacent Metro Data Center, data storage in a highly secure environment.