I joined the Manufacturing and Technology Small Business Development Center (MTSBDC) at Columbus State Community College (CSCC) as the Program Manager in August 2007. I create, coordinate and promote programs and events to inspire, educate and engage individuals in our region who wish to start or grow a small business.
My educational background includes an Associate Degree in Multimedia Production, a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management, Summa Cum Laude, and a Masters in Marketing and Communication. I also hold a certificate from Columbus State in Training and Development and I am a LERN Certified Program Planner.
In collaboration with Michael Bowers, the Regional Director of the SBDC, I created this social network in response to the need our clients expressed to have a platform to network, share information, and receive support from other current and inspiring small business owners. We hope this site is beneficial to all small business owners regardless of what stage they are in and I welcome your suggestions and feedback on how we can improve it to better serve you.
In my free time (free time??) when I'm not creating social networks, I enjoy sunsets, long walks on the beach – oops! Sorry, wrong blog. Seriously, I love to vacation, love – love Florida, HGTV, doing anything or nothing at all with my best friends and neo-soul music, including artists India Arie, Jill Scott, and John Legend and the music of pop singer Colbie Caillat.
Tonya Wilson, SBDC's Blog
Posted on December 9, 2011 at 10:46am
Five companies were selected last night from a field of 162 applicants to participate in the second 1492 business accelerator program. 1492 is a collaboration among TechColumbus, Columbus State Community College and the Columbus College of Art & Design. The program accelerates the creation of innovative startups in a matter of months, not years. “We were projecting about one hundred entrants,” said Ted Ford, president and CEO of TechColumbus. “That we received 162 is testament to the… Continue
Posted on October 20, 2011 at 9:30am
So from time to time I post a blog here as well as blog monthly for SBA.gov. To date I've blogged to market and promote our events and initiatives and when invited to do so on behalf of our Center or a cause. Beyond that I've occasionally thought about blogging on a personal level, but again to market or promote a personal initiative. Never had it occurred to me that blogging could… Continue
Posted on July 14, 2011 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment
Posted on January 13, 2011 at 11:32am
The State of Ohio has made available funds to initiate workforce solutions for your business through the Ohio Skills Bank initiative.…
Posted on November 11, 2010 at 9:11pm