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Upcoming DEC Events

Sep
30
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)
Sep 30 @ 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.

Oct
4
Tue
Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Info Sessions @ Dublin Entrepreneurial Center Conference Center
Oct 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Register Now

 

Go to school to create a job, not just get a job!

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking and exciting program that transforms local middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Through the year-long program, students in grades 6-12 generate business ideas, conduct market research, write business plans, pitch to a panel of investors, and launch their very own companies. The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is a life-changing program that positively impacts the entire community. From exciting local business guest lecturers to dynamic field trips to local companies, students learn how to develop and run a real enterprise in a fun, projects-based approach. Founded in 2004, YEA! started in Central Ohio in 2014. Our last class graduated 18 students that launched 12 businesses. National YEAUSA website www.yeausa.org

YEA! is a 30 week program that meets weekly, starting in late October with graduation and businesses launched in May. We are now recruiting students and volunteers for this coming[masked] class. The Marysville Early College HS is our host location, located just off US-33 in Marysville.  Local website www.yeaunioncounty.org

We are hosting “Info Sessions” at both the Marysville Entrepreur Center “MEC” and Dublin Entrepreneurial Center “DEC” to provide additional information to parents, students and interested supporters. Please consider joining us!

September 6, 13 & 27 @ the MEC – 5:30-6:15pm  (MEC – 129 N Main St, Marysville 43040)

September 20 & October 4 @ the DEC – 5:30-6:15pm  (DEC – 565 Metro Place South, Dublin 43017)

***Please contact Chaz Freutel, YEA! Program Manager, to RSVP –
chaz@getuconnected.com   or   614-989-2429

Boy Scouts! Can earn 5+ merit badges by graduating from this program. The local Simon Kenton Council has approved our YEA! program.

YEA! provides a focused introduction to the business world, combining a dynamic, proven curriculum with the experiences of local leaders of industry, community members, educators and entrepreneurs. The goal of our YEA! class is for each student to successfully launch their own business. Visit our site to see the businesses launched this May http://www.yeaunioncounty.org/#!2016-businesses/c1er8=”true” color=”accent-color” hover_text_color_override=”#fff” size=”medium” url=”https://www.meetup.com/techlifecolumbus/events/233798403/” text=”Register Now” color_override=””]

 

Go to school to create a job, not just get a job!

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking and exciting program that transforms local middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Through the year-long program, students in grades 6-12 generate business ideas, conduct market research, write business plans, pitch to a panel of investors, and launch their very own companies. The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is a life-changing program that positively impacts the entire community. From exciting local business guest lecturers to dynamic field trips to local companies, students learn how to develop and run a real enterprise in a fun, projects-based approach. Founded in 2004, YEA! started in Central Ohio in 2014. Our last class graduated 18 students that launched 12 businesses. National YEAUSA website www.yeausa.org

YEA! is a 30 week program that meets weekly, starting in late October with graduation and businesses launched in May. We are now recruiting students and volunteers for this coming[masked] class. The Marysville Early College HS is our host location, located just off US-33 in Marysville.  Local website www.yeaunioncounty.org

We are hosting “Info Sessions” at both the Marysville Entrepreur Center “MEC” and Dublin Entrepreneurial Center “DEC” to provide additional information to parents, students and interested supporters. Please consider joining us!

September 6, 13 & 27 @ the MEC – 5:30-6:15pm  (MEC – 129 N Main St, Marysville 43040)

September 20 & October 4 @ the DEC – 5:30-6:15pm  (DEC – 565 Metro Place South, Dublin 43017)

***Please contact Chaz Freutel, YEA! Program Manager, to RSVP –
chaz@getuconnected.com   or   614-989-2429

Boy Scouts! Can earn 5+ merit badges by graduating from this program. The local Simon Kenton Council has approved our YEA! program.

YEA! provides a focused introduction to the business world, combining a dynamic, proven curriculum with the experiences of local leaders of industry, community members, educators and entrepreneurs. The goal of our YEA! class is for each student to successfully launch their own business. Visit our site to see the businesses launched this May http://www.yeaunioncounty.org/#!2016-businesses/c1er8

Oct
5
Wed
Business Plan 101: Write the Tool that Drives Your Business
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Register Now

General Registration: $125.00

(DEC Tenants enter Promo code for discount – sent via email from DEC)

In the words of Winston Churchill, “He who fails to plan, plans to fail.”  The failure rate of small businesses is over 60% inside of five years! If you want to decrease your chances of becoming one of the statistics, you must create a plan to achieve your business goals.

At the end of this five week course you will have a thorough, working business plan. We will cover the executive summary, the business and product description, organizational structures, the marketing plan, and business financial statements.

As a bonus, attendees of this class will receive 90 days access to LivePlan, the world’s leading business plan software. That’s a $60 value!

LivePlan gives you all the tools you need to create an accurate, complete, professional business plan in the format that banks, SBA Lenders and investors are familiar to ensure that your plan gets the attention it deserves.

 

 Topics per week:

Wednesday, September 28th:
Week One – Module 1 Introduction, Executive Summary, Business Description

Wednesday, October 5th:
Week Two – Modules 2 & 3 Legal Structures and Market Analysis.

Wednesday, October 12th:
Week Three – Modules 4 & 5 Organization, Management and 
Service / Product Pricing and Delivery.

Wednesday, October 19th:
Week Four – Module 6 Financial Statements

Wednesday, October 26th:
Week Five – Module 7 The Funding Request

 

Business Plan Presentation to Lender Panel:

For those who attend all five modules and complete your business plan, you will have an opportunity to present your plan to a panel of lenders for feedback and financial review on the following date. You must present your completed plan to the facilitating business advisor one week proior to the Lender Review Panel. Date Below.

Wednesday, November 9th Business Plan: Lender Review

 

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.

Oct
6
Thu
Free Professional Small Business Advice @ Dublin Entrepreneurial Center 1st Floor
Oct 6 @ 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.

Oct
7
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)
Oct 7 @ 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.

Oct
12
Wed
Business Plan 101: Write the Tool that Drives Your Business
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Register Now

General Registration: $125.00

(DEC Tenants enter Promo code for discount – sent via email from DEC)

In the words of Winston Churchill, “He who fails to plan, plans to fail.”  The failure rate of small businesses is over 60% inside of five years! If you want to decrease your chances of becoming one of the statistics, you must create a plan to achieve your business goals.

At the end of this five week course you will have a thorough, working business plan. We will cover the executive summary, the business and product description, organizational structures, the marketing plan, and business financial statements.

As a bonus, attendees of this class will receive 90 days access to LivePlan, the world’s leading business plan software. That’s a $60 value!

LivePlan gives you all the tools you need to create an accurate, complete, professional business plan in the format that banks, SBA Lenders and investors are familiar to ensure that your plan gets the attention it deserves.

 

 Topics per week:

Wednesday, September 28th:
Week One – Module 1 Introduction, Executive Summary, Business Description

Wednesday, October 5th:
Week Two – Modules 2 & 3 Legal Structures and Market Analysis.

Wednesday, October 12th:
Week Three – Modules 4 & 5 Organization, Management and 
Service / Product Pricing and Delivery.

Wednesday, October 19th:
Week Four – Module 6 Financial Statements

Wednesday, October 26th:
Week Five – Module 7 The Funding Request

 

Business Plan Presentation to Lender Panel:

For those who attend all five modules and complete your business plan, you will have an opportunity to present your plan to a panel of lenders for feedback and financial review on the following date. You must present your completed plan to the facilitating business advisor one week proior to the Lender Review Panel. Date Below.

Wednesday, November 9th Business Plan: Lender Review

 

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.

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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.