Small Business Resource Fair

Join ECDI and the WBC on May 16th for a day of small business resources, trainings, and networking! Meet other local entrepreneurs and learn about the numerous free and affordable business resources offered in the Central Ohio region.

Entrepreneurial resources, professional services, trainings, and more!

  • Meet with regional entrepreneurial resource partners
  • Quick 15-minute workshops to help sharpen your skills in areas like marketing, finance and operations.
  • Learn about FREE business resources in our ecosystem
  • Network with local business owners and economic development professionals

Come for the resources, stay for the connections, and leave with the tools to grow your small business like never before!

Resource Partners

  • ECDI
  • ECDI’s Women’s Business Center
  • ECDI’s Food Business Incubation Services
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Columbus Metropolitan Library
  • FranNet
  • Ohio SBDC at Columbus State Community College
  • SCORE Columbus
  • Wage and Hour Division
  • Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
  • Women’s Small Business Accelerator and NAWBO Columbus
  • Columbus Urban League Minority Business Assistance Center
  • Central Ohio African American Chamber of Commerce
  • Columbus Chamber of Commerce
  • SEA Change Incorporated
  • Cultivate

More partners added weekly – check back soon!

Rapid-fire Workshops

Review the available content in advance and sign up on-site!

  • Starter Guide for Business Success – Edwin QuiƱones, WBC of Central Ohio
  • Financial Readiness and Accessing Capital – Sabra Kershaw, First Commonwealth Bank
  • Loan Lockdown: Nailing Conversations with Lenders in 15 Minutes – Ana Assis, ECDI
  • Guide to the Business & Nonprofit Resource Center – Columbus Metropolitan Library

More workshops will be added – check back soon!