Weekly News & Updates

April 16, 2024 | Vol.9 Issue 14


4/25/2024 - TBD 

4/26/2024 - SEBE Coffee & Conversations 

5/2/2024 - 2024 Urban Business Connection Celebration 

5/8 & 5/9 - Ohio Business Match Maker 

5/9/2024 - Building a Strong Business Network  

Stay tuned for details on these events and more!


Hiring Your First Employee

Thursday, April 18, 2024 @ 12 PM

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Create Your First Email Campaign in 15 Minutes or Less

Thursday, April 18, 2024 @ 3 PM

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Grant Writing

Friday, April 19, 2024 @ 3 PM

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Summer Hiring - Compliance Considerations and Tips for Success

Thursday, April 18, 2024 @ 1 PM

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Exploring Columbus Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 @ 6:30 PM

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Business Clinic Series – Business Insurance with Sandra Moody-Gresham

Thursday, April 18, 2024 @ 6 PM

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Chamber Service Day | Earth Day at Linden Park: Park Cleanup & Garden Prep

Friday, April 19, 2024 @ 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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JobsOhio Small Business Development Grant

Funding for real estate investments, equipment, and more, so you can grow your business

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Bid Preparation Training for Non-Construction Businesses

Friday, April 19, 2024 @ 9 AM

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The Social Enterprise Accelerator

SEA Change helps social entrepreneurs develop sustainability, determine their meaningful social impact, and access the tools they need to successfully launch their business.

NOW OPEN: Apply for the 2024 Central Ohio Signature Cohort before April 15!

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