Recent Atlanta transplant, Ramona Mills learned firsthand what it meant to start up a full-service residential real estate business. As she began to realize she needed capital to make leasehold improvements and purchase operating equipment, her most glaring initial...
UPDATE: This event has been postponed. Details will be coming soon about a new date with additional information! Thanks! Small business ownership is not for everyone. There are plenty of ups and downs, sleepless nights and exhilarating achievements. A person...
ECDI has a proven track record serving non-tech, “Main Street” businesses, often those deemed by traditional financial institutions as too risky to support. These include food, retail, service, and transportation focused businesses, as well as health and wellness startups...
ECDI has long been a supporter of local food-based businesses through its training and small business funding programs, in addition to its Food Fort kitchen incubator, and has worked to help launch a range of food-based businesses, including restaurants,...
Like many local entrepreneurs, Women’s Business Center member Kirsta Niemie-Benedetti not only works to build her business, but also to make a positive impact on her community. With a thriving career as an independent artist, founding a non-profit, and managing a...
Considered the best local small business resource in Columbus, the Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) is a hidden gem for small business owners in Ohio. As the third largest Small Business Administration (SBA) micro-lender in the U.S., and...
Kamala Colbert has her eyes on the horizon, always looking for new experiences and new ways to look at the world. Colbert’s path to entrepreneurship was long and complex, but it was this attitude that helped her succeed. Colbert grew...
-- ECDI has a proven track record serving non-tech, “Main Street” businesses, often those deemed by traditional financial institutions as too risky to support. These include food, retail, service, transportation, health & wellness, and educational & social center startups...
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