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Nov
25
Sat
Small Business Saturday
Nov 25 all-day

With the holidays coming up, small businesses should start preparing for Small Business Saturday on November 25. One of the biggest shopping days of the year, this nationwide event was created in 2010 to promote strengthening local communities by supporting local businesses.
Make sure to have your small business ready by participating in one of the below classes and check out SBA’s Small Business Saturday tips and registration to prepare for this holiday event at sba.gov/saturday.
How You Can Participate
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Find participating small businesses in your area

Small Business Saturday – Holiday Marketplace
Nov 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Columbus Merchants Join Forces to Celebrate Small Business Saturday
Microcosm and The HUB Host Holiday Marketplace
COLUMBUS OH – As part of the national observance of Small Business Saturday, Microcosm and The HUB Community Development Corporation are hosting the MicroEats Holiday Marketplace on Saturday, November 25, 2017, from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m., at The HUB CDC, 1336 East Main Street, Columbus 43205.
Small Business Saturday founded by American Express in 2010, is held each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage Americans to support independent businesses across the country, from their neighborhood cafe to the toy store down the street. MicroEats Holiday Marketplace was established to give much needed holiday exposure to Central Ohio Small Business owners who don’t have traditional brick and mortar stores. “MicroEats Marketplace gives customers a central location to Shop Small,” said Microcosm Founder J. Averi Frost.
MicroEats Holiday Market is a partnership between Microcosm and The Hub Community Development Corporation. In addition to jewelry, artwork and clothing vendors, the event will also feature food vendors and caterers who will be taking pre-orders for holiday celebrations.
The first 200 guests receive a custom Small Business Saturday tote marking the 7th annual observance of Small Business Saturday.
Vendors will be accepted through November 10, 2017. For more information and a list of participating vendors, visit: www.themicrocosm.org/microeats.

Nov
29
Wed
Ohio Small Businesses & Healthcare – An Online Learning & Networking Event
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This online event will begin with video introductions followed by an explanation of what the healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses. It will focus on federal provisions to help local small business owners understand how the law will affect them, specifically the shared responsibility requirement and eligibility for the SHOP Marketplace from Healthcare.gov.
A question and answer period will follow.
Your link to the online portal, with the Meeting ID, will be available after registering.

Ohio Small Businesses & Healthcare – An Online Learning & Networking Event
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This online event will begin with video introductions followed by an explanation of what the healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses. It will focus on federal provisions to help local small business owners understand how the law will affect them, specifically the shared responsibility requirement and eligibility for the SHOP Marketplace from Healthcare.gov.
A question and answer period will follow.
Your link to the online portal, with the Meeting ID, will be available after registering.

Nov
30
Thu
Business Owner Forum | Next Session Starting Soon
Nov 30 all-day

The Emerging Entrepreneur Experience (EEE) is a 12 month program designed for entrepreneurs that want to take their business to the next level. EEE curriculum is delivered in a forum based environment with 10 other entrepreneurs and meets once a month for half day sessions from 8:30AM-12:00PM. Come join our newest forum and learn about all things business from A to Z. We cover topics such as creating a working strategic business plan, fine-tuning your financial statements, and refining your branding/culture.
The Emerging Entrepreneur Experience understands the entrepreneur’s journey and can help you navigate the highs and lows by providing unique insights (based on the real experience of other successful business owners) and presenting key actionable takeaways from each session. For more information on the program please visit our website www.gerberemerging.com. Next class begins April 10, 2018, so be sure to secure your spot now! Space is limited to 10 participants.
Class is hosted by Randy Gerber

Brand Identity & Messaging: How to Develop a Brand Guide & Consistency
Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Attend this interactive workshop to develop a workbook that will identify your assets, strengths, and positioning as a brand. You will discover what content you already have as well as what to create to best reach your consumers and increase awareness of your business. Leave with real tools including which social media platform is right for you and how to best leverage it for growth.
Instructor:
Ashly Priest

Ohio Small Businesses & Healthcare – An Online Learning & Networking Event
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This online event will begin with video introductions followed by an explanation of what the healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses. It will focus on federal provisions to help local small business owners understand how the law will affect them, specifically the shared responsibility requirement and eligibility for the SHOP Marketplace from Healthcare.gov.
A question and answer period will follow.
Your link to the online portal, with the Meeting ID, will be available after registering.

Ohio Small Businesses & Healthcare – An Online Learning & Networking Event
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This online event will begin with video introductions followed by an explanation of what the healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses. It will focus on federal provisions to help local small business owners understand how the law will affect them, specifically the small business tax credits (available to businesses and tax-exempt non-profits)— who’s eligible for them and how to claim them.

Tech Tribe
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Tech Talent South and a community of makers each week for Tech Tribe on Thursdays @ Columbus Idea Foundry.
Tech Tribe is a community of learners. Each Thursday, Tech Tribe will feature a topic in tech paired with a drink. Tackle tech in a friendly supportive environment where everyone is a learner. Some of us are front end, some are back end, some are beginners, some are more advanced. We all have something to learn and to teach.
We’ll make a drink and dive hands-on into the topic with experts to guide us.
Bring your computer or device and follow along as we sample bite size hands-on introductory how-to’s in tech.
Drink choices include water, coffee, or a sampling of different featured boozy deliciousness each week!
We meet inside of Stauf’s at CIF. Stauf’s is open until 7 so grab a coffee from them and hang with us as we take over the space!
Feel free to BYOB or taste whatever we bring each week.
Potential Topics Include:
• HTML/CSS
• Javascript
• Apache
• Hadoop
• SASS/LESS
• Bootstrap
• Inkscape
• Arduino/Raspberry Pi
• Node/Scotach
• Responsive Design
• Instagram & Boomerang
• Big Data/Machine Learning
• WordPress
• Cell Phone Hacks (Productivity to Video)
• LinkedIN Navigator
• Shopify
• Squared
• and much more!!
Have expertise in one or more of these topics and want to present? Let us know!
Want to sponsor the series? Drop us a line!
Think that you have a lot to learn? Don’t we all? Come join us and we can learn and teach together as a tech community!

Dec
4
Mon
Product and Service Creation II – Your Total Product Offering
Dec 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

We are going to cover what your total product offering is, how much you should charge for it, and things to consider on branding your product and your company. Apple is a prime example of a company that has nailed it for the total product, setting the right price, and creating a brand around slick design and technology that just works. Learn what goes into making all of that happen.
This course is structured in a lecture and workshop format; giving you not just the theory, but real world scenarios.

Dec
5
Tue
Remarkable Evening – Colin Powell
Dec 5 – Dec 6 all-day

Colin Powell interviewed by David GergenTickets: https://newalbanyfoundation.org.

Embarking on Your JournEY: Taxes, Legal Structure & Organizational Form
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

No two businesses are alike, and that speaks double for social enterprises! Having a double or triple bottom line makes filing taxes and navigating legal requirements more intricate and confusing. This workshop will help you better understand the requirements of social enterprise businesses, which organization form is appropriate for you, and where to seek additional help.

Dec
6
Wed
WSBA Fireside Chat
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join the Women’s Small Business Accelerator at Serendipity Labs, a cool co-working space in Downtown Columbus, for a Fireside Chat that’s all about YOUR business.
As a local nonprofit organization that is focused on closing the $200M per year “revenue gap” between women-owned small businesses and male-owned small businesses, the Women’s Small Business Accelerator wants to know how WE can help YOU achieve success in your women-owned business.
This is a casual and cozy event, with adult beverages and snacks.
We welcome you to join us, bring a friend, bring a colleague, and start planning your AMAZING BUSINESS YEAR of 2018!

SunDown & CCAD Student Business Pitch Night
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

oin The Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) and SunDown RunDown in a business pitch event that celebrates the end of a semester for CCAD’s entrepreneurship students.
In traditional SunDown fashion, these new entrepreneurs will have their five minutes to pitch their idea to the audience, answer some hard-hitting questions, and when the pitches are over, the audience will hand over their MindMarket dollars to “invest” in the best startup ideas.
Doors open at 6:30pm for light refreshments and snacks, with the pitches kicking off at 7:00pm
Come out and support these great new entrepreneurs and help them take their ideas to the next step.

Emerging Leader Service Awards
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Godman Guild (in partnership with Godman Guild Emerging Leaders) is celebrating young professionals and organizations that are moving families forward in Central Ohio. This atmosphere will be fun and lively, reinforced by the “Ugly Sweater” dress code. Brand engagement games and activities as well as a photo booth, food trucks, and 90’s DJ music will be part of the fun. Attendees can participate in silent auctions.
Follow Godman Guild Emerging Leaders on facebook to nominate outstanding young professionals and to purchase tickets. Tickets will be $15 for individuals or $27 for couples.

Dec
7
Thu
GETDOT Christmas Extravaganza
Dec 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Our Christmas Extravaganza on Thursday, December 7th, is at one of the coolest NEW venues ever…Juniper! It’s in the old Smith Brothers Building, 580 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215!
We’ll start at 5:30 pm and there will be a 50/50 raffle and a HUGE silent, AND LIVE, auction! All the proceeds will support Franklin County Children’s Services. Please donate an item NOW! Connect with Barb Letcher, bletcher1975@gmail.com, Eric Rine, eric@buckeyebenefits.com, or Chip Ramsey, chip.ramsey@scoutlogicscreening.com.
We secured some MORE great donations…2 Tickets to see Kid Rock (Adam Koos/Libertas Wealth Management Group), 2 Tickets to see Jay Leno (Jamie Kaufman/Dream Seats), The Buckeye Vodka Bus for 6 hours with a Driver (Seth Warren/Buckeye Vodka), 2 rooms at the downtown Hampton Inn, valet and breakfast included (Andy Finley/Indus Hotels), 2 scarlet and gray ballpoint pens (Ken Lazar/Ability Professional Network), Holiday themed Bourbon basket (Barb Charles/Flex HR), 300 guest passes to Premier Sawmill Athletic Club (Richard Smith and Gina Justice/Premier Sawmill Athletic Club), Brass Ohio/Ohio State Sculpture (CNP Design), $25 Enomatic Wine Tasting Card to House Wine (Donnie Austin/House Wine), Coffee & Chocolate gift basket, Ohio State Cuddle gift basket, Personal Pampering gift basket….ALL from Eric Rine/Buckeye Benefits Consulting and Encompass!
Remember, when you come to the event, BRING LOTS OF TOYS for those children who might not have a Christmas…bring for a boy or girl, infant to teen. BE CREATIVE!
Also, make sure you connect with us and stay up to date for upcoming events!
– JOIN us on our website, http://getdotnetworking.org!
– LIKE us on Facebook at GETDOT – Columbus!
– FOLLOW us on Twitter @GETDOTCbus!
Join us for THE BEST, and MOST genuine, networking in Central Ohio! Invite your friends, co-workers, customers/clients and business associates to Juniper and we’ll see you Thursday, December 7th!
GETDOT…Beyond Networking…Benefitting Children!

Tech Tribe
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Tech Talent South and a community of makers each week for Tech Tribe on Thursdays @ Columbus Idea Foundry.
Tech Tribe is a community of learners. Each Thursday, Tech Tribe will feature a topic in tech paired with a drink. Tackle tech in a friendly supportive environment where everyone is a learner. Some of us are front end, some are back end, some are beginners, some are more advanced. We all have something to learn and to teach.
We’ll make a drink and dive hands-on into the topic with experts to guide us.
Bring your computer or device and follow along as we sample bite size hands-on introductory how-to’s in tech.
Drink choices include water, coffee, or a sampling of different featured boozy deliciousness each week!
We meet inside of Stauf’s at CIF. Stauf’s is open until 7 so grab a coffee from them and hang with us as we take over the space!
Feel free to BYOB or taste whatever we bring each week.
Potential Topics Include:
• HTML/CSS
• Javascript
• Apache
• Hadoop
• SASS/LESS
• Bootstrap
• Inkscape
• Arduino/Raspberry Pi
• Node/Scotach
• Responsive Design
• Instagram & Boomerang
• Big Data/Machine Learning
• WordPress
• Cell Phone Hacks (Productivity to Video)
• LinkedIN Navigator
• Shopify
• Squared
• and much more!!
Have expertise in one or more of these topics and want to present? Let us know!
Want to sponsor the series? Drop us a line!
Think that you have a lot to learn? Don’t we all? Come join us and we can learn and teach together as a tech community!

Dec
8
Fri
Lunch and Launch – Non-Technical Skills in Business for Technical Founders
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join Nikola Novakovic, from Hansya, and learn some of the essential non-technical skills for technical co-founders. Nikola will cover topics ranging from the art of good communication, to have to keep from burning out, and how to get things done.
Lunch will be provided by Freshbox if you choose to go with a lunch option or you can brown-bag it to the workshop as well.

Dec
11
Mon
Taxes: Everything a Freelancer Needs to Know
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Taxes are confusing and freelancers can be so busy taking care of clients and organizing their lives that it’s easier to just ignore this part of your finances.
Eric Bisignano of Charitax is joining us to help freelancers understand how to make sure they’re set up for carefree tax filing and Adam Lehman of The Wonder Jam is sharing how they’ve seen clients optimize their tax preperation (and where he’s seen them make mistakes).
We’re specifically cover:
Knowing how to structure your bank accounts in a way to keep the IRS happy
Understanding what bookkeeping software you can use to keep taxtime easy
Learn what you can “write off” and what you can’t
We’ll also include:
Plenty of Q&A time so Eric & Adam can help answer any of your questions.
Drinks and snacks

Dec
12
Tue
Respect the Hustle: Social Media for the Solopreneur
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Social media has shaped the way we view the world, the way we receive news, and the way we interact with businesses and people. If you’re a solopreneur, or one-woman shop, it can be daunting to find time for social media; amongst all of the other aspects of your business you have to manage.
Join us for our last Respect the Hustle of the year as we discuss how you can amplify your brand with social media – even if time is limited.
Tickets, vendor spaces, and sponsorship packages are available now: http://bit.ly/2AZCFWj