Weekly Update for March 8, 2017
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Featured Event
Entrepreneurial Equation
3/21 - Learn the basics of creating a business plan to manage and finance your new or existing company. Participants  will leave the session with templates and guides to create  plans and financial statements. Register.
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Next month we observe TechWeek, a time  to acknowledge those working in the technology fields. We've had the privilege of working with several business owners that fit into this
category.

Are there services you would like to receive and/or questions you'd like to ask of Technology Industry experts?  If you have developed a product, or have a prototype or even just a concept of a product or software, system that you would like to develop, please let us know (see below).   

Have a great week! 
 
Kim Knights, President
Central Ohio Minority Business Association
1393 E. Broad Street - Second Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43205
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Are there services you'd like to receive or questions you'd like to ask tech experts? Please tell us via reply.  Please be sure to include your contact information, a general description of your business, and whether you provide goods and services to consumers or business to business. Click here to submit your response.
3/14 - Start Your Business Now!
This workshop covers the basics of starting a business in the state of Ohio. The discussion will include a Business Start-up checklist, marketing material tips and information on area business resources. Register.

3/21 - Business Plan Writing
This workshop covers the basics of creating a business plan to manage and finance new or existing companies. Attendees will leave this session with a business plan template as well as guides to create their own plan and financial statements. Register.
Calculating the Cost of Social Media Marketing
When it comes to a social media budget, there's no one-size-fits-all answer. These expert tips will help you decide how much to spend for your business. Read more.

Why Video Is the New Star of Small Business Marketing 
Today, 96% of B2B marketers engage in video content marketing, and nearly three-quarters of marketers say that video marketing brings positive results to their company. Read more
About COMBA
The Central Ohio Minority Business Association (COMBA), a private, not for profit agency, has been providing business and economic development and educational services to the Ohio minority and disadvantaged business community since 1978. COMBA provides entrepreneurial development and support to minority, female, socially and economically disadvantaged business owners.  Learn more.