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The Small Business Development Center of Ohio (SBDC) program is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBDC program is also funded in part by the Ohio Development Services Agency. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.


Ohio Small Business Development Center = Passion, Expertise, Success

We are the Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Columbus State Community College, a public - private partnership supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Ohio Development Services Agency, Columbus State Community College and local partners. Through our programs and services, we provide entrepreneurial development assistance and high-end business consulting to start-up and emerging business owners free of charge.

Our reach extends nine counties including Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Licking, Logan, Madison, Pickaway, and Union counties.

We have been recognized for excellence in service and innovation. In 2008 we were named the winner of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Service Excellence and Innovation Center Award for both the State of Ohio and a five state region, named Top SBDC in Ohio for performance by the State of Ohio, and our Regional Director, Michael Bowers, was named "State Star" by the National Association of Small Business Development Centers. These awards show our commitment to helping you achieve your goals as a business owner.

The bottom line? Anytime you need to make the right call for your business, your first call is to the Small Business Development Center.

For further information on programs and services provided, please contact the Ohio SBDC at Columbus State, (614) 287-5294 or email us at sbdc@cscc.edu. To be a sponsor of the Ohio SBDC click here Ohio SBDC Sponsorship Package to download our sponsorship package.

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Here's your chance to be recognized as the MINORITY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR!

The Minority Business Enterprise of the Year Award Info

The “Minority Business Enterprise of the Year” Award will be presented annually to the eligible Minority or Female Business Enterprise that excels in their trade.

The City of Columbus, Equal Business Opportunity Office is seeking applicants to apply for the distinct…


Posted by Tonya Wilson, SBDC on April 2, 2014 at 10:33am

Cathay Pacific add 2 Columbus Flights

Cathay Pacific airlines has added twice weekly 747 cargo flights from Hong Kong to Columbus.  This is great news for importers and exporters.  Air freight to and from China has just become faster and probably cheaper.   Also great news for the underused Columbus Richenbacker Airport.

Posted by Jeff Cross on March 23, 2014 at 3:05pm

Worst Case

Sometimes when you are importing you get hit delays.    Late vessel, Customs exam, or even a flat tire on the truck delivering your goods.   Recently, a customer had his worse case happen.   Wine in a temperature controlled container from Europe to the Port of New York with a final destination of Columbus was delayed two weeks. 

First was a weather delay.  The ship arrived on time but could not be unloaded for three days because of port congestion.   The bad weather backed up the…


Posted by Jeff Cross on March 17, 2014 at 10:38am

Bad Addresses & Customs Bonds


US Customs is tagging importers continuous bonds if they have an old or bad address for the importer.   Now would be a good time to confirm the address US Customs has for your business is correct.    Contact your broker and ask for a Bond Query on their ABI system.  It only takes a few minutes.  

If the address returned by the query is incorrect or outdated your customs broker can easily update Customs.   It takes a…


Posted by Jeff Cross on March 6, 2014 at 9:22am


IRS: New Simplified Method for Home Office Deduction for 2013

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