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Wednesday, May 4 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
A Guide to Small Business Resources: From Business Plan to First Loan

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“I have an idea for a business, now what?” Sometimes it can feel like a real leap to develop a new idea into a business. 

Hear from Steve Fireman of the Economic Community Development Institute (ECDI), Marty Golden of the Columbus District of the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Ryan Schick, Columbus's very own Small Business Concierge, and Brad Hobbs of the Olde Town Tavern and Walrus restaurants, to learn about the resources available for technical, strategy and funding assistance that can bring your idea to market. 

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Tracie Stamm

Senior Product Marketing Manager, VMware
I get pretty pumped about getting the right product to the right audience at the right time, cost and condition -- and it's this excitement that drives my 15-year career in product management and product marketing. I've worked in both B2B and B2C spaces, and I'm especially into competitive... Read More →

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Steve Fireman

President, ECDI
An accomplished entrepreneur, Steve Fireman has taken his experience and success as abusiness owner and attorney to the non-profit world. He currently serves as the President and General Counsel of the Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI). Fireman practiced Law at Chorpenning... Read More →
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Martin Golden

District Director, US Small Business Administration
Martin D. Golden is the Columbus District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration.  As District Director, he is responsible for the delivery of all SBA programs and services in the central and southern portion of the state as well as coordination between the SBA, the... Read More →
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Brad Hobbs

Owner, Walrus Kitchen & Pub
Brad Hobbs is a restauranteur who has been in the food and beverage industry since 1994.  During his early years in the industry, Hobbs studied business at Youngstown State University and later attended The Ohio State University.  Hobbs is part of the team behind the Olde Towne... Read More →
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Ryan Schick

Small Business Concierge, City of Columbus
As your Small Business Concierge, I serve as your public advocate to the City of Columbus. My role is simply to assist all of your business needs as a one-stop-shop, whether it be access to capital, information on city grants, and working through permit or other regulatory needs... Read More →

Wednesday May 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Chase Basecamp at Vue - Side Stage 95 Liberty St Columbus, OH 43215