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Jun
21
Thu
Creative Entrepreneur Boot Camp
Jun 21 all-day

Columbus College of Art & Design’s Community Education department is launching two new programs for creative adults: a weeklong Creative Entrepreneur Boot Camp this summer and evening continuing education classes this fall.
Creative Entrepreneur Boot Camp will take place June 17 – 22 at CCAD. The intensive weeklong course will focus on contemporary business practices, from branding a business and building a website to accounting and financing. The program will also provide participants with a chance to engage in studio art classes, enjoy yoga, and meet other creative professionals from across the country.
This fall, CCAD is launching Continuing Education Classes on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9:30 p.m. to give creative adults more opportunities to learn. Classes will start Sept. 12 and will range from topics like Adobe InDesign and Illustrator to Digital Photography and Exploring Mixed Media.

Jun
22
Fri
Creative Entrepreneur Boot Camp
Jun 22 all-day

Columbus College of Art & Design’s Community Education department is launching two new programs for creative adults: a weeklong Creative Entrepreneur Boot Camp this summer and evening continuing education classes this fall.
Creative Entrepreneur Boot Camp will take place June 17 – 22 at CCAD. The intensive weeklong course will focus on contemporary business practices, from branding a business and building a website to accounting and financing. The program will also provide participants with a chance to engage in studio art classes, enjoy yoga, and meet other creative professionals from across the country.
This fall, CCAD is launching Continuing Education Classes on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9:30 p.m. to give creative adults more opportunities to learn. Classes will start Sept. 12 and will range from topics like Adobe InDesign and Illustrator to Digital Photography and Exploring Mixed Media.

Jun
26
Tue
Women in Logistics: Taking the Lead
Jun 26 @ 7:15 am – 9:30 am

The Columbus Region Logistics Council event series was created to connect members of our region’s robust logistics and supply chain industries through educational and networking opportunities.
Our next program will address the women working in various logistics roles ranging from entry-level to high-level leadership positions and will highlight unique ways to conquer barriers related to operating in a male-dominated industry. Join fellow logistics trailblazers for an hour of power networking proceeded by a featured presentation and panel discussion. Retired Major General Deborah Ashenhurst will share the guiding philosophies that led her to become the first female adjutant general of the Ohio National Guard followed by a rich conversation with our expert panelists who will share major takeaways from women leaders in the Central Ohio logistics and supply chain sectors. The program will be moderated by Kelly Fuller, the Chamber’s director of workforce development.
Networking and registration: 7:15 a.m.
Program: 8 – 9:30 a.m.
Breakfast will be provided by Cameron Mitchell Restaurants.

LEARN: Start Your Business: The First 10 Steps
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We would like to make starting a food business as smooth as possible for you, and Nick Dekker from Breakfast with Nick will help with just that!
This session has been designed to work with you to find the right path through the regulatory and legal requirements of selling your food and services.
Together, we’ll develop an action plan that will get you from concept to execution of your idea. Whenever possible, we will have the people and the departments (ODA, health department, legal, accounting, etc) on hand to help answer questions and make plans.

Grants for Nonprofits
Jun 26 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Check out these free classes offered in the Learning Lab at Main Library. No registration is required. If you’re unable to attend, you can schedule a one-on-one appointment with a staff member. Call 614-645-2275 to make an appointment. You can also visit our Learning Lab Monday through Thursday from noon-4 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 1-5 p.m. to get the help you need.
Grants for Nonprofits Learn about library resources, such as the Foundation Center and its databases, to develop or sustain a nonprofit organization.
Tuesday, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
• June 26
• July 31
• Aug. 28
Monday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• July 16
• Aug. 13

Jun
28
Thu
QuickBooks 2018 for Beginners
Jun 28 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

QuickBooks 2018 for Beginners
Ohio Small Business Development Center
Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
Columbus, OH
Learn how to use QuickBooks, the top small business financial/accounting software. If you plan to use QuickBooks or have just started using it, these classes are for you. We will briefly discuss some very basic accounting principles and the pros and cons of manual vs. computerized accounting.
QuickBooks topics covered:
Menu options
Setup requirements
Processing transactions
Preparing reports
Other features of the program

Four Letter Words: Stories about failure with entrepreneurs who’ve been there
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Stories about professional failure from entrepreneurs who’ve been there.
At Haven, we strive to cultivate a community that challenges one another, understands wins and failures along the path to success and develops genuine connections. In order to do that, we mustn’t only celebrate our greater achievements … we must also celebrate our failures too.
Keeping the failures hidden in a dark place perpetuates the stigma that failure is humiliating and something to feel guilty about. We’re keeping it real around here, so we are stripping away the negativity and laying bare our souls.
Four Letter Words is a quarterly event where we sit down with entrepreneurs to hear their stories of failure along their path to success. This is an intimate event; no press allowed.
Our first event in this series will be an extra-special look behind the curtain of our co-founders’ journey to build Haven. We’ve also invited our classmates from graduate school to join us: Gavin Meyers & Tim Ward of North High Brewing and Nate Demars of Pursuit. We might have started our entrepreneurial journeys before attaining our MBAs, but for Ohio State, we wouldn’t be so lucky to call one another friends.
6:00PM – Networking
6:30PM – Storytelling
8:00PM – Mix & Mingle
8:30PM – Wrapup
Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Tickets for Haven members are free; $15 for all others.

Ohio SBDC Small Business Tax Workshop
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ohio SBDC Small Business Tax Workshop
Ohio Small Business Development Center
Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Columbus, OH
Existing or prospective small business owners or the self-employed person can learn about their federal and state tax rights, requirements and responsibilities by attending the Ohio SBDC Small Business Tax Workshop. The workshop is designed to provide a general overview of business taxes. Participants receive the instruction necessary for compliance to and with federal and state business tax requirements.

Jul
2
Mon
Submit Your Nominations for the 6th Annual Social Enterprise of the Year Awards
Jul 2 all-day

What local socially-conscious business do you admire? As social enterprises continue to make their mark on the Columbus community, The Metropreneur is once again taking the opportunity to recognize the selfless work of these local organizations with the sixth annual Social Enterprise of the Year Awards presented by The Metropreneur and SocialVentures.
Nominations are now open to operating social enterprises of all stages and sizes. The awards are designed to highlight both new and existing social enterprises, and the many ways in which these businesses can make an impact. From one-for-one models, to creating employment opportunities for underserved communities, or building sustainability for non-profits through for-profit ventures, you can nominate the businesses you think deserve this special recognition.
Social enterprises are welcome to self-nominate, and all community members are encouraged to nominate impact businesses they see doing great work in the community. Nominations close on Monday, July 2.
Visit The Metropreneur to submit your nomination.
The Social Enterprise Awards are presented by SocialVentures and The Metropreneur.

Jul
5
Thu
Hack Nights @ Mutually Human
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join our friends at Mutually Human for a Hack Night!
Do you love to develop software or even just talk about it? We do too!
Come and join us for open-ended hacking on whatever interests you – personal projects, things to learn, ideas to work through with others – all are welcome.
Pizza and soft drinks provided.
Bring your laptop and projects you are working on in GitHub or elsewhere and an inquiring mind open to mentoring.
This event is run by Mutually Human. Please join the amazing diverse community open to learning and innovation!

Jul
13
Fri
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Job Fair
Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus will be hosting a job fair July 13-15 at Easton Town Center to hire more than 40 full-time and part-time positions. They are seeking enthusiastic experts in play and fun for roles in guest experience, retail, food and beverage, admissions, and custodial roles.
On-site interviews will be conducted and no appointment is necessary.
Applicants must be 16 years of age or older and should bring a copy of their resume. Applicants are encouraged, but not required to apply in advance.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus will open Friday, September 21, 2018.

Franklinton Fridays Startup Crawl
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please RSVP on Eventbrite so we know how many people to expect.
You’ve all heard of Bar Crawls, now get ready for another Franklinton Fridays Tech Talent South STARTUP CRAWL! We are back this month kicking off from Columbus Idea Foundry! Tour amazing maker space and startups, learn about what the companies and people do, play some games, build connections and all while enjoying community after work!
Introducing our company lineup:
Columbus Idea Foundry
Stauf’s
Bigger Tuna
Multivarious Games
The Central Ohio Game Group – Prototype + Play
400 West Rich
OSU STEAM Factory
Chromedge Studios
Vanderelli Room
Pizza and beverages will be provided by our wonderful participating startups, as well as awesome demos, discounts to TTS classes and MORE!
Learn about these startups and make new friends! Join Tech Talent South on our Franklinton Fridays STARTUP CRAWL!! Free to attend, just make sure to RSVP so we know how many people to expect.
**Please wear comfortable shoes because we will be walking to each location! All locations are within one block of each other**
Parking:
There is free parking on the street and in a side lot by Columbus Idea Foundry, as well as by COSI.
Tentative time schedule for each stop (incase you’re running late so you know where to meet us):

7:00PM – Columbus Idea Foundry Lobby (421 W. State Street)
7:15PM – Multivarious (421 W. State Street – 2nd Floor)
8:00PM – OSU STEAM Factory in 400 West Rich (400 West Rich)
8:30PM – Chromedge Studios (Next to 400 West Rich) 8:45PM Vanderelli Room (218 McDowell – Next to Chromedge) 9:00PM – After Party at Land Grant or Rehab!

Bring an adventurous spirit, interest in meeting creative people, explore startups and learning about art, science and technology in our Columbus community.
This is a free event, but there are food trucks, vendors, and breweries to visit – as well as art you might want to buy. Everyone is welcome!

Jul
14
Sat
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Job Fair
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus will be hosting a job fair July 13-15 at Easton Town Center to hire more than 40 full-time and part-time positions. They are seeking enthusiastic experts in play and fun for roles in guest experience, retail, food and beverage, admissions, and custodial roles.
On-site interviews will be conducted and no appointment is necessary.
Applicants must be 16 years of age or older and should bring a copy of their resume. Applicants are encouraged, but not required to apply in advance.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus will open Friday, September 21, 2018.

Jul
15
Sun
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Job Fair
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus will be hosting a job fair July 13-15 at Easton Town Center to hire more than 40 full-time and part-time positions. They are seeking enthusiastic experts in play and fun for roles in guest experience, retail, food and beverage, admissions, and custodial roles.
On-site interviews will be conducted and no appointment is necessary.
Applicants must be 16 years of age or older and should bring a copy of their resume. Applicants are encouraged, but not required to apply in advance.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus will open Friday, September 21, 2018.

Jul
17
Tue
Leadership for Small Business: Hidden Gems in the Columbus Workforce
Jul 17 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

With the lowest unemployment rate since 2000, our July 17 event will help employers leverage alternative pools of talent to fill critical roles within their business. Work experience programs like Restoration Academy, launched by the City of Columbus in 2012, are designed to make it easy for companies to integrate individuals back into employment.
Our panel of local employers and experts will shed light on how to discover untapped people and resources for your business.
Networking and registration: 7:30 a.m.
Program: 8 – 9:15 a.m.
Coffee and light breakfast will be provided.
Red Brick Occasions
118 E. Main Street
Columbus, OH 43215

LEARN: Start Your Business: The First 10 Steps
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We would like to make starting a food business as smooth as possible for you, and Nick Dekker from Breakfast with Nick will help with just that!
This session has been designed to work with you to find the right path through the regulatory and legal requirements of selling your food and services.
Together, we’ll develop an action plan that will get you from concept to execution of your idea. Whenever possible, we will have the people and the departments (ODA, health department, legal, accounting, etc) on hand to help answer questions and make plans.

Starting a Small Business
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Check out these free classes offered in the Learning Lab at Main Library. No registration is required. If you’re unable to attend, you can schedule a one-on-one appointment with a staff member. Call 614-645-2275 to makeCheck out these free classes offered in the Learning Lab at Main Library. No registration is required. If you’re unable to attend, you can schedule a one-on-one appointment with a staff member. Call 614-645-2275 to make an appointment. You can also visit our Learning Lab Monday through Thursday from noon-4 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 1-5 p.m. to get the help you need.
Starting a Small Business Learn how to use the library’s online resources to write your business plan, choose industry codes and research companies and competitors.
Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• July 17
• Aug. 14

Jul
18
Wed
COWC New Member Orientation
Jul 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

COWC is excited to roll out our new membership program!
Since our founding, we have always envisioned being a member-run organization, but building a viable membership process took a considerable investment of time and resources. Now we’re ready! If you are an immigrant, worker, or ally with a passion for social justice, membership in COWC is a great way to ensure that you have a voice in our growing organization.
Member orientation is a laid-back introduction to our mission, values, and projects, and gives you a chance to ask lots of questions. Attending the membership orientation is a prerequisite to membership, but you do not need to commit to membership just because you attend. The orientation is open to all.
Light refreshments will be provided.

STARTUP DINNER THEATER – SURPRISINGLY SIMPLE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of fine dining, networking, and education on how taking the simplest of ideas and turning them into a product or service that is unique, different, and delights your customers.
Enjoy a three course dinner with a wine or beer pairing from up and coming culinary artist Kuukua Yomekpe. She is the Chef and Founder of Asempe Kitchen and hear her story of how she started up and her overall vision of bringing The Atlantic Coast of African Cuisine to Ohio. Enjoy Brodze kyewee (seasoned ripe plantains), Jollof Rice (jasmine rice, tomatoes, onions, garlic, spices, mixed vegetables, and your choice of meat), and an African spin on bread pudding.
After dinner, learn from John Farhat about what it takes to take your idea and develop it into a product or service that will differentiate you in the market, deliver on customer expectations, and help set your company on a path to success.
Network with your peers. Exchange ideas and find inspiration.

Jul
20
Fri
RockStar Network for Entrepreneurs – Columbus Chapter
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Entrepreneurs in Business and Entertainment – Become A RockStar in Your Industry.
Join the RockStar Network for entrepreneurs and develop and execute a sucessful marketing plan with other entrepreneurs locally and across North America.
At Learn and Network Lunches we deliver content in alignment with our 12 Step Marketing Plan that will elevate your business to the next level and put you center stage in your industry.
Join as a member and get national exposure as we livestream events to our national membership or come as a guest and check us out.
For more info: Contact Executive Director Dave Bradley davebradley@resurrection-records.com