ECDI Small Biz Guides

ECDI Small Biz Guides

As the days grow shorter and colder, my thoughts turn to ways that I can spread holiday cheer. In my eyes, there’s no better way to ring in the holiday season than by joining millions of Americans...
The Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) is a one-stop-shop development center for small businesses. In addition to providing entrepreneurs with affordable and responsible loan products, ECDI provides one-on-one technical assistance and access to a wide variety...
The Food Fort was established as an evolution of ECDI’s desire to be Ohio’s top supporter of small businesses in need. As an organization looking to provide opportunity to low-income and otherwise disadvantaged populations, we recognized both...
Coco Cat Bakery and Chocolates does not have the traditional origin story that most small businesses have. Starting as a stall at the Granville Farmer’s Market, Todd and Melissa Camp sold baked goods, and a small selection...
For 15 years, ECDI has been committed to investing in people to create measurable and enduring social and economic change. A one-stop-shop for underserved small businesses and entrepreneurs, ECDI has grown from one office in Columbus to...
Earlier this month, ECDI welcomed Shaundretta Boykins as the new director of the Women's Business Center of Ohio (WBC). Previously, Boykins served as ECDI’s Lead Relationship Manager for the WBC, and brings almost 20 years of financial...
Summertime is finally here. Warm weather brings more fun and happenings around the city. Columbus is blooming and events are booming! ECDI marks its 15-year anniversary this summer and will celebrate the journeys of...
As Central Ohio happily welcomes spring weather, ECDI is venturing into a new form of community investment. With funding from The Columbus Foundation, ECDI will use the 2019 growing season as an opportunity to host a community...

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