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Tonya Wilson

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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.

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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…

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Posted on April 2, 2014 at 10:33am

Grant Money Available for Business Workforce Training

The Ohio Development Services Agency is launching round two of the Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program

 

A pre-application is now available beginning September 4, 2013 for businesses who want financial help to train their current workforce. $27 million in grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications for the grant program will be accepted for review on…

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Posted on September 13, 2013 at 12:22pm

SBDC Named TechColumbus Innovation Award Semi-Finalist

Michael Bowers, District Director of the Ohio SBDC at Columbus State has been named as a TechColumbus Innovation Award Semi-Finalist for Innovation in Non-Profit Service Delivery the…

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Posted on December 9, 2011 at 10:46am

Five Selected from 162 Applicants to Participate in the 1492 Business Accelerator Program

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…

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Posted on October 20, 2011 at 9:30am

Blogging - The Key to Your Transformation?

 

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…

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Posted on July 14, 2011 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

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At 11:09am on August 27, 2014, Chrissie Harris said…

Thanks Tonya!

At 6:19pm on July 9, 2013, Hope L Laney said…

Thank you for the information Tonya. 

At 2:30pm on October 15, 2012, Sophia Green said…
Hi Tonya, I would like to meet with you to enhance my marketing for the business. I need to redo my business cards and get a website that is business oriented. please email me when you are available. Thank you
At 7:18pm on June 17, 2011, Dixie Folden said…
Tonya, sorry that I have not gotten back to you sooner,  I would love to meet with one of your advisor but I am having trouble finding a day to get away. Just wanted to let you know that I will be calling this next coming week to schedule that appointment somehow. Thank-you, Dixie Folden
At 5:21pm on April 3, 2011, Bonnie L. Harris said…
Hi Tonya  this is Bonnie Harris i will be contacting you soon within two weeks about business and school
At 8:58am on February 25, 2011, amy likens said…
Hello Tonya: I had two reservations for your BASE workshop March 1. Unfortunately, I will have to cancel. I need to attend a mandatory school meeting with my daughter that evening. I apologize. I was not aware of the school meeting when I signed up for the workshop. I have made reservations for April instead. Thank-you.
At 4:50pm on November 24, 2009, Shana Hendrickson said…
Tonya I am looking to start a small business and I was wondering the best place to look for business mentors... Please email me at shanahendrickson@yahoo.com
At 9:21am on April 3, 2009, Amy Jo Newlun said…
Thank you so much for the invite, Tonya! I'm looking forward to making connections and finding/sharing resources.
At 4:06pm on April 2, 2009, Suzanne Williams said…
Thanks Tonya! I will certainly look into that!
At 3:45pm on March 30, 2009, Barney Greenbaum said…
Hi, FranNet will host a free live Webinar on April 9th @7 PM ..
>"Franchising as a career alternative"
For more information you can go to our web page www.frannet.com or just eemail me or give me a call for the password.
 
 
 

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