Archive for the ‘Chamber Connection’ Category

Sometimes All You Need to Help Your Business Thrive is One Connection

Sometimes All You Need to Help Your Business Thrive is One Connection
Every day I meet with businesses of varying sizes, industries, structures and challenges. As with most things, there is no easy button for the challenges our member businesses face, but the Columbus Chamber can help. I’d like to share one of our favorite success stories, which involves connecting two...
February 21st, 2014 | Chamber Connection | Read More

Chamber Celebrates Region’s Small Businesses

Chamber Celebrates Region’s Small Businesses
The Columbus Region is fortunate to be home to scores of small businesses. These businesses, as we all know, are the wheel upon which the economy turns. Why? Small businesses do the majority of the hiring and generate the kind of revenue that moves the economy forward. Somers L. Martin, director of business...
December 20th, 2013 | Chamber Connection | Read More

Diversity Bridge: Empowering Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business

Diversity Bridge: Empowering Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business
Businesses that are women- or minority-owned have the opportunity to tap into a number of public and private sector programs. Corporations, the federal government, state agencies all want to do business with these enterprises. If you are a woman- or minority-owned company that might be considering the...
October 18th, 2013 | Chamber Connection | Read More

Dare to Dream: Starting a Business is Not as Easy as It Appears

Dare to Dream: Starting a Business is Not as Easy as It Appears
I received a call the other day, as I often do, from an entrepreneur who wanted to know everything there was to know about starting a business. I began by asking the caller: • What kind of business are you interested in starting? • Do you have a business plan? • What kind of financing do you...
August 16th, 2013 | Chamber Connection | Read More

The Power of Small Business: It’s Bigger than You

The Power of Small Business: It’s Bigger than You
We all have heard the statement that small businesses create the greatest impact on the economic rebound. While we know this to be true, it’s bigger than just small businesses on their own. Small businesses need the resources, information and connections from the rest of the business community to thrive...
June 21st, 2013 | Chamber Connection | Read More

Telling Stories and Providing Solutions, One Member At a Time

Telling Stories and Providing Solutions, One Member At a Time
The Columbus Chamber has a new approach to the way we service our members. This new approach includes one-to-one consultative support, providing the right connections, resources and solutions to help our member businesses thrive in the Columbus region. How do we do it? With a great team of passionate,...
May 24th, 2013 | Chamber Connection | Read More

Access to Capital: How to Finance Your Business

Access to Capital: How to Finance Your Business
I am often asked by business owners where the “free” money is to operate their business. The quick and true answer is that there is no “free” money. First Things First Somers Martin, director of business development services for the Columbus Chamber Before beginning your search for funding,...
April 19th, 2013 | Chamber Connection | Read More