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The DEC presents FREE professional Small Business Advice
October 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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 cafe on the third floor (1st, 4th and 5th Thursdays of the month).
• 11:00AM – 1:00PM – Accounting Advice with HBK CPA (on the 2nd Thursday of the month only)
• 11:00AM – 1:00PM – Procurement Technical Assistance with Ohio University’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
• 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Startup Advice with Representatives from Rev1 Ventures
• 11:00AM – 1:00PM – Marketing, Advertising and Design Advice with Dot The I Creative
• 11:00AM – 1:00PM – Insurance Advice with W.E. Davis Insurance
• 11:00AM – 1:00PM – Financial Advice with 5/3rd Bank
• 11:00AM – 1:00PM – Business Strategy Advice with B2B CFO
• 11:00AM – 1:00PM – Small Business Advice with Ohio SBDC
More about our Advisors:
HBK is a multidisciplinary financial services firm, offering the collective intelligence of hundreds of professionals committed to delivering exceptional client service across a wide range of tax, accounting, audit, business advisory, valuation, financial planning, wealth management and support services from 16 offices in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, New York and Florida.
The Ohio University Procurement Technical Assistance Center(PTAC) is hosted and supported by the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. The mission of the PTAC program is to provide free technical assistance to businesses desiring to enter local, state and federal government markets, as a means to support economic development, and to foster the retention and creation of small business jobs.
Consultant: Sharen Hopkins
REV1 Ventures helps entrepreneurs build great companies. With the capital of a VC and the connections of an accelerator, Rev1 supports startups through the first phases of growth to increase their probability of success. Rev1’s team of experts leads an ongoing, data-driven process that ensures entrepreneurs develop products people want, and companies people need. Rev1 was named the Most Active VC in Ohio in 2016 by CB Insights.
Startup Advisor: Kristy Campbell
DTi Creative is a full-service marketing and design agency in Columbus, Ohio. We utilize Revenue-Driven Marketing to reach your audience, drive leads to your business, and increase sales. Our Strategy Driven Design compliments any marketing effort and helps your brand get recognized.
Marketing Consultant: Matt Adams
W.E. Davis is a family run insurance agency based here in Columbus Ohio. They specialize in helping connect your business with the right coverage and have helped many local businesses, both big and small, with risk aversion, reviewing policies, employee benefits, and more.
Insurance Consultants: Mark Willis
5/3rd is focused on the small business and a proud Banner 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.
Financial Consultant: Kendra Robinett
B2B CFO serves owners of privately-held companies in the Dublin, OH area and surrounding regions. B2B CFO build long-term relationships with business owners and help them with Basic CFO services as well as Transition services. We do this using unique tools, talents, and processes.
Business Strategy Consultant: John Aman
At the Ohio Small Business Development Center our team stands ready to help you achieve your business goals. Need help in business plan development, market research, social media and outreach strategies? We have advisors who specialize in those areas. Need assistance locating financing options, loan structuring, cash flow analysis, or financial projections? Yeah, we do that too. There’s no limit to where we can help you grow your business, be it in industry or geographically. Whether you are exploring a new idea or been in business for 30 years, we have the expertise to guide you through starting, sustaining and growing a profitable business. And the best part is we’ll be with you every step of the way at no cost to you.
Small Advice Consultant: Kevin Hammond