Posts Tagged ‘Economic and Community Development Institute’

Year in Review: 2013 At ECDI

Year in Review: 2013 At ECDI
We got off to a fast start in 2013 with the opening of The Women’s Business Center of Ohio in January. The WBC, the only center of its kind funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration in Ohio, helps guide women through the challenges and joys of owning their own business. With access to office...
December 26th, 2013 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

At ECDI, Everyday is Small Business Saturday

At ECDI, Everyday is Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday is a nationally recognized event aimed to support the 28 million small businesses all across the country. Placed strategically between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the Shop Small Movement aims to increase customer traffic to small businesses throughout the busiest shopping weekend...
November 28th, 2013 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

ECDI Powers Women’s Business Center of Ohio

ECDI Powers Women’s Business Center of Ohio
“Where you are is not who you are. Remember that when you’re rich and famous.” Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox, is the first African American female CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Her mother, who raised Ursula in public housing in New York, was keen to remind Burns that her dreams were within...
October 24th, 2013 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Basha Osman: Achieving The Financial Dream

Basha Osman: Achieving The Financial Dream
Realizing he’d never achieve financial freedom in his country of Somalia, Basha Osman left his homeland at the youthful age of seventeen. With nothing more then the passion to lift him and his family out of poverty, Osman fled to Canada, where he attended the Ottawa Technical Secondary School, learning...
September 26th, 2013 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Rick Coplin of TechColumbus: Your Questions Answered

Rick Coplin of TechColumbus: Your Questions Answered
TheMetropreneur.com is built around providing a space to share resources and information about the extensive startup community in Columbus. The city shows tremendous support for small businesses and entrepreneurs through a variety of ever-expanding resources. As Vice President, Community Partner Ventures...
August 27th, 2013 | Frequently Asked Questions | 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

Kickstart Columbus Provides Retailers with Free Rent for a Year

Kickstart Columbus Provides Retailers with Free Rent for a Year
Starting a business, building a brand and creating a presence in the community is not easy for anyone. For Julie Wilkes, owner of Seven Studios, it is the culmination of years of hard work. Through Kickstart Columbus −a partnership with The Economic & Community Development Institute, Columbus City...
May 23rd, 2013 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

ECDI loans help entrepreneur launch two growing businesses

ECDI loans help entrepreneur launch two growing businesses
Tim Galakchiev was born in Russia and first came to the United States with his mother in 1998 at the age of 21. Later, his father, Edward, and Tim’s wife and children also immigrated to America. Here they began putting down roots and reuniting with members of the Columbus area Russian Jewish community,...
April 25th, 2013 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More