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Apr
30
Sun
Columbus YP Week @ Various Locations
Apr 30 all-day

Columbus YP Week is a full week of events and activities from April 24-30, 2017 geared toward young professionals, and focused on all there is to do around the city for 20- and 30-somethings.

Natives and newcomers alike are invited to a variety of networking events, leadership workshops, volunteer efforts, fitness activities, social gatherings, and more to establish connections with other area young professionals and to explore all the great benefits of living in Columbus.

There are more than 40 organizations, non-profits, and other partners who will be hosting meetings, events, and promotions across Columbus. Some are free to attend and some will have a fee or donation.

For more info and a full calendar of events visit: https://columbusypweek2017.sched.com/

Columbus YP Week
Apr 30 all-day

A collaborative week of events from April 24-30, 2017 geared toward young professionals and focused on all there is to do around the city for 20- and 30-somethings.

Freelancers’ Conference @ Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
Apr 30 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

We surveyed hundreds of freelancers to find out where you’re struggling in your business. Then we recruited rockstar entrepreneurs who have successfully navigated the same challenges to share with us! With talks ranging from leaving your 9-5 to hiring your first team, we’ve got you covered.

And unlike some conferences where you sit in a chair and are talked at all weekend,
every session is followed by a Q&A, and a hands on workshop
for you to begin to implement what you’ve learned!

May
1
Mon
SBA PRESENTS SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOUR BUSINESS @ State Library of Ohio
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The U.S. Small Business Administration along with the Columbus Small Business Development Center and Ramey Marketing LLC will conduct a Social Media Workshop.

You will learn how to use Social Media as a marketing tool for your business.

Social Media is a fast growing marketing strategy to help deliever your products and services.

Come learn how best to market your goods and services.

May
4
Thu
Dames Bond Networking: Tisa Watts – Network Like You Garden @ Women's Business Center of Ohio
May 4 all-day
Dames Bond networking events. Instead of having them at various locations each month, we are partnering with the Women’s Business Center of Ohio to offer exceptional networking experiences in one location. We’ll still have a variety of topics presented by members of Dames Bond. As a matter of fact, I’m happy to announce the 2017 line up!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS 
for the 1st Thursday of the month in 2017!
February 2 – Bonnie James, Thrive By Reading Faster to Learn More
March 2 – Brenda Millhouse, Invest Like a Feminist
April 6 – Angela Bonfante – Blindsided Strategies for a World of Constant Change
May 4 –  Tisa Watts – Network Like You Garden
June 1 – Linda Mustric – Making a Home-based Business Work For You
July 6 – Dames Bond Adventure TBA
August 3 – Julie Burford Loeffler – Safety First & Foremost
September 7 – Mary B. Relotto – How to Partner with Your Brand for Greater Impact
October 5 – Barb Girson – Run With Elephants to Unlock Creativity & Innovation
November 2 – Pat Funderburg – Thrive in Health to Thrive in BusinessOnline registration will be up by the end of December. Meanwhile, get the dates on your calendar and get ready to bond in 2017!

Restoration Initiative Through Entrepreneurship (RITE) Program @ CleanTurn Enterprises
May 4 – May 5 all-day

Two-Day Seminars

April 27 and 28 • 9:30 AM – 4 PM or
May 4 and 5 • 9:30 AM – 4 PM

CleanTurn Enterprises
1059 Cable Ave. Ste. A • Columbus, OH • 43222

The RITE program is a 2-day workshop, offering entrepreneurship as a viable career option. Attendees will explore business ideas by assessing their aspirations, entrepreneur type, interests and abilities. They will receive business planning information, hear personal finance best practices, have access to legal counsel, and gain insight into funding options. Participants will receive a free copy of their credit report, so they know their current financial position when seeking funding.

Seating is limited, so register today!

Price: $25

April 

May

Keyholder 2017: Changing the Game @ The Ohio Theatre
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us May 4 with Bille Jean King interviewed by host of CNN This Is Life Lisa Ling at the Ohio Theatre.

Billie Jean King is the epitome of a game changer, breaking down barriers on and off the court for women and girls as a pioneer for gender equality. From her history making Battle of the Sexes match against Bobby Riggs and fight for Title IX, to founding the Women’s Sports Foundation and commitment to equal pay for equal work, she is a tenacious leader for positive social change.

Tickets on sale January 10, 2017!

ARTrepreneur Resource Party @ STEAM Factory
May 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The ARTrepreneur Workshop is an annual free comprehensive professional development series for established & aspiring arts-based entrepreneurs. The series will kick off with an ARTrepreneur Recourse Party on May 4th partnering with local arts and business organizations to engage in an interactive event that introduces students and artists to local resources through fun activities.

Network Like You Garden – Find Your Companion Plants, Cultivate Beneficial Allies, and Fertilize for the Future! Lessons from an Eco-Entrepreneur @ The Women's Business Center of Ohio
May 4 @ 5:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Speaker: Tisa Watts

Details:

SUCCESS in business and gardening are uniquely related. Both require planning (incl. acquiring tools, skills, etc.), commitment, and the ability to establish beneficial relationships. Learn how to become a confident, effective networker by using the garden to reframe your experience — and grow your client list!

During events you will enjoy:

– Gaining knowledge and insight from other Dames on a variety of topics that will benefit you professionally and personally
– Exceptional Networking
– Light Appetizers / Beverages
– Raffle Prizes

When you RSVP you will receive an invoice payable online. (Member of Dames Bond – $10 / Non Member – $20. If you are a non-member and you join the night of the event, your fee will be reimbursed. If you are a member and renew the night of the event, your fee will be reimbursed.)

If RSVPs fall below 5, the program will be cancelled and you will be reimbursed.

There will be no refunds for cancellations within 24 hours of the event.

Proceeds from all networking events will go into a scholarship fund. At the end of the year, on December 7, 2017, depending on the amount that has been collected, we will award a number of scholarships for membership to the Women’s Business Center of Ohio and/or the Women for Economic Leadership Development (WELD).

When Dames Bond, Dames thrive!

May
5
Fri
Restoration Initiative Through Entrepreneurship (RITE) Program @ CleanTurn Enterprises
May 5 – May 6 all-day

Two-Day Seminars

April 27 and 28 • 9:30 AM – 4 PM or
May 4 and 5 • 9:30 AM – 4 PM

CleanTurn Enterprises
1059 Cable Ave. Ste. A • Columbus, OH • 43222

The RITE program is a 2-day workshop, offering entrepreneurship as a viable career option. Attendees will explore business ideas by assessing their aspirations, entrepreneur type, interests and abilities. They will receive business planning information, hear personal finance best practices, have access to legal counsel, and gain insight into funding options. Participants will receive a free copy of their credit report, so they know their current financial position when seeking funding.

Seating is limited, so register today!

Price: $25

April 

May

ASK THE EXPERT ON STARTING OR SUSTAINING YOUR BUSINESS @ The Destiny Center
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Ask the Expert moderated by Barry Peel is Back!  Ask the Expert is a panel of experts to discuss business topics to help entreprenures succeed in their business ventures and developed by the U.S. Small Business Administration.  We look to answer those questions that keep business owners up all night.  This month we will feature experts that will answer your questions concerning “Starting or Sustaining Your Business”.

Panelist:

Jerome Jones, Business Consultant, Columbus Small Business Development Center

Kim Asamoah Ansah, President, Central Ohio Minority Business Association

Ellen Harvey, Program Director, Women’s Business Center

Ronda Watson-Barber, President, Ohio MBE

Deonna Barnett, Executive Director, Increase CDC

Michael Childs,

Vice President, Small Business Community Lender, Fifth Third Bank

ASK THE EXPERT ON STARTING OR SUSTAINING YOUR BUSINESS @ The Destiny Center
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Ask the Expert moderated by Barry Peel is Back!  Ask the Expert is a panel of experts to discuss business topics to help entreprenures succeed in their business ventures and developed by the U.S. Small Business Administration.  We look to answer those questions that keep business owners up all night.  This month we will feature experts that will answer your questions concerning “Starting or Sustaining Your Business”.

Panelist:

Jerome Jones, Business Consultant, Columbus Small Business Development Center

Kim Asamoah Ansah, President, Central Ohio Minority Business Association

Ellen Harvey, Program Director, Women’s Business Center

Ronda Watson-Barber, President, Ohio MBE

Lunch/Networking 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Panel Discussion 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

May
6
Sat
Green on the Green @ Worthington Historic Village Green
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

FREE community event presenting an interesting and diverse sampling of exhibitors promoting sustainability, healthy living, and localism.

Kid’s Interactive Music & Games
Shop up-cylced and repurposed items
Solar PV & Home Energy Monitoring Demos
Win a FREE ZipZone Canopy Tour
Free Health Screenings & Pet Consultations
Non-Toxic Cleaning Demonstrations
…And Much More

May
9
Tue
Startup Grind Hosts Jeff Harper, Duet Health @ The Vue Columbus
May 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Fireside chat with Jeff discussing the journey starting and building Duet Health and the acquisition by MedData.

Start Your Business Now! @ Central Ohio Minority Business Association (COMBA)
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This workshop covers the basics of starting a business in the state of Ohio. The discussion will include a Business Start-up checklist, marketing material tips and information on area business resources.

Recent attendees have said:

“I found the workshop on Starting Your Business to be very beneficial to my company. Everyone shared their knowledge and asked questions I may have not
thought of. COMBA is a great resource for entrepreneurs and hopefully more people in the community realize what support they have within the city.”

“Thanks ever so much for the great training. The information shared was excellent and very insightful. Most valuable were  the additional websites for emerging entrepreneurs.  Excellent! The workers comp information was also new knowledge. I have recommended you and your class to several colleagues.”

May
11
Thu
Coffee Talk: Columbus- The Health & Fitness City @ Franklin University
May 11 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Once a month, the Columbus Young Professionals Club partners with Hall Leadership Lessons at Franklin University for a morning networking event featuring hot coffee, light breakfast, and leadership conversations in a casual, career-focused setting.

Each month the series features a guest speaker or panel discussion on a professional topic. This time we’ll be exploring what makes Columbus a thriving city for Health & Fitness. The event includes light breakfast & coffee, plus door prizes from local businesses. The cost is $5 (if you pay online) or $10 (at the door) for CYP members and guests. Premium members get in for FREE!

Social Media Strategy for Small Business @ Innovate New Albany
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

How can you increase your presence and business using Social Media? Savvy business owners are utilizing social media now more than ever, it is the “New Word of Mouth” marketing.

We invite you to this event to provide you with a foundation of social media knowledge to help you build better online marketing strategy and tactics to promote, create awareness and grow your business.

Attend this session and discover ways to increase the reach of your business by utilizing “free” on-line tools. Learn about the various online platforms available, their use, and the why and how to establish your on-line identity.

Connections, Communications & Confidence Series: Building your Support System @ Event Space Columbus
May 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Surrounding yourself with mentors, advisors, or just someone who will listen can have a positive impact on your business and yourself as a woman business owner. Research proves that small businesses that receive three or more hours of mentoring achieve higher revenues and increased business growth. Join us as successful women entrepreneurs share how they developed a support system that inspired them, listened to them, and held them accountable for their business goals. Lunch and networking included. Featured panel members for this workshop are Jeanette Armbrust, Skyline Exhibits of Central Ohio: Founder and CEO of a full-service trade show marketing company that focuses on helping businesses bring their brands to life. And, Catherine Lang-Cline, Portfolio Creative: President and Co-Founder of a certified staffing program that helps artists find work and clients find talent. Connections, Communications, Confidence is a series of workshops brought to you by these business women-focused organizations: WSBA, SCORE, SBA and the ECDI.

May
12
Fri
2017 Columbus Chamber Government Day @ The Renaissance Columbus Downtown
May 12 @ 8:00 am – 1:15 pm

The Columbus Chamber is committed to providing superior services and solutions for the business community. Government relations, long a focus of the Columbus Chamber, has been elevated to a level of primary importance. Government Day serves to help business leaders navigate government complexity, facilitate connections with elected officials and key stakeholders, and raise the collective voice of the Columbus Region business community at the local, state and federal levels of government.

Agenda

7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m. Networking and Registration
8 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Morning Featured Presenter
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Topic Discussions
11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Networking
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Luncheon Featured Presenter

May
16
Tue
Business Plan Writing @ Central Ohio Minority Business Association (COMBA)
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This workshop covers the basics of creating a business plan to manage and finance new or existing companies. Attendees will leave this session with a business plan template as well as guides to create their own plan and financial statements!

$5 to attend

Want to save a few dollars? Use the discount code BeGreen to purchase your ticket for just $1!* BeGreen Participants must download the class materials
to view on your tablet or laptop during the workshop.

* ~ Registration fee is non-refundable, but is transferable. Please contact office for details.