Posts Tagged ‘minority owned businesses’

2013 Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo kicks off May 15 at Convention Center

2013 Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo kicks off May 15 at Convention Center
Black Enterprise’s 2013 Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo kicks off Wednesday at the Columbus Convention Center. The three-day event, which is expected to bring more than 1,200 entrepreneurs and corporate executives to Columbus, aims to provide attendees with the newest and most innovative strategies...
May 10th, 2013 | Announcements | Read More

At BBCO Design, less is more

At BBCO Design, less is more
Armed with master’s degrees from The Ohio State University and eight years of professional experience at local architecture firms, Bhakti Bania and Bharat Baste decided to go out on their own, opening BBCO Design in October 2009. Both Bania and Baste have parents who own businesses, so working...
April 26th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

FleurGirl to celebrate 2nd anniversary in February

FleurGirl to celebrate 2nd anniversary in February
For FleurGirl Owner and CEO Shanika Tyler, what was once a soothing pasttime has become a growing business. Several years ago, she started making silk flower arrangements as a hobby. When friends and family got a glimpse of her designs −which Tyler calls “unique and exotic”− they began...
January 22nd, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

E.E. Ward still growing, changing more than 130 years after its founding

E.E. Ward still growing, changing more than 130 years after its founding
In 1881, William S. Ward founded The Ward Transfer Line with a team of horses, a wagon, and two helpers. Now known as E.E. Ward Moving & Storage Co., it has become one of the oldest and most established companies of its kind in Ohio. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Commerce has recognized it...
January 2nd, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

Synergi Salon gains prominent investor, revamps product line

Synergi Salon gains prominent investor, revamps product line
Karen Coleman, owner of Synergi Salon in east Columbus, was among just six entrepreneurs given the opportunity to make a five-minute business pitch to Daymond John and his panel of investors during a business luncheon in Atlanta last month. For the uninitiated, John is founder of FUBU clothing company,...
September 19th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

State to host business expo next week

With the 2012 Ohio Business Expo on Sept. 19, the Ohio Department of Administrative Services and the Ohio Department of Development are hoping to expand access to state contracts for minority-owned, women-owned and small businesses. The expo, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rhodes...
September 13th, 2012 | Upcoming Events | Read More

Diversity Bridge connects businesses to opportunities

Diversity Bridge connects businesses to opportunities
Small businesses, particularly those that are woman- and minority-owned, face multiple challenges every day. What resources are available and where can I locate them? Who offers the training that I need in order to operate and sustain my business? I want to be certified, but there are multiple certifications;...
September 4th, 2012 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Ethiopian engineer capitalizes on skills to start local business

Ethiopian engineer capitalizes on skills to start local business
When Retta Tegegne arrived in the United States with his wife and three children in 2004, he left behind his twelve-year career as a civil engineer in his home country of Ethiopia. While working unskilled jobs to make ends meet, Tegegne sought ways to use his engineering skills and background to support...
May 24th, 2012 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More