Joining industry organizations can help your small business in a variety of ways. Most offer group discounts on industry-specific services, and others offer plenty of networking and group marketing opportunities. Some of these organizations are more general, while some have a specific niche. Below is a list of local and regional organizations that your small business should consider joining.
Central Ohio Women’s Business Center – The Central Ohio Women’s Business Center is program of the Central Ohio Minority Business Association. The mission of the Central Ohio Women’s Business Center is to ADVOCATE and DEVELOP women-owned businesses. Our mission will be accomplished via training/education; counseling and networking.
For information visit CentralOhioWBC.com.
Columbus Chamber – We invite you to get to know the Columbus Chamber. Think of us as your business accelerator. Our purpose: to help our members, and the Columbus Region, thrive. We are not “your grandfather’s Chamber.” We’ve evolved to better serve you. Whether you’re a small, medium or large organization, we’ll provide you with the right connections, resources and solutions using a one-on-one, consultative approach. And we still offer a full calendar of educational and networking events.
For more information visit Columbus.org.
Columbus Entrepreneur Meetup Group – The Columbus Entrepreneur meetup is a forum for Entrepreneurs to meet with other small business owners in a casual, relaxing environment. Networking and building relationships in a relaxing, after work environment. We host our meetings around Columbus; if you’d like to have us meet in your facility at our next event please contact the organizer and we’ll discuss the arrangements for the next time we’re in your neck of the woods.
For more information visit Meetup.com/ColumbusEntrepreneurs.
Dames Bond – Dames Bond is the first all-female networking “community”, in Central Ohio –soon to be national, designed to provide women-in-business an affordable Membership that strives to actively market your business, share your expertise, promote your events and most importantly help you build connections.
For more information visit DamesBond.com.
Go BIG – The Go BIG Network allows professionals to connect with small businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, customers, vendors, employees and advisors. The Web site is like a “virtual rolodex” that people like yourself can use at any time to connect with people that can help your business.
For more information visit GoBigNetwork.com.
The Success Group – The Success Group is a free Central Ohio business networking group for entrepreneurs and business professionals. The group was started by local entrepreneur and business professional Jayson Waits in February 2008. Our mission is to promote local business growth and development through a synergy, as the Ancient Greek’s define as “joint work, assistance, help.” Through this synergy we are helping the members build professional relationships and empowering them with education, resources and support.
For more information visit SuccessGroupNetwork.com.
Wild Goose Creative – Wild Goose Creative is a pursuit and a process. Our passion is to facilitate the creation of excellent, relevant, and surprising art across multiple mediums. In a collaborative community, our flock embraces the tension between tradition and innovation, creating a hospitable learning environment where our space and resources provide a meeting point for artists and audiences alike.
For more information visit WildGooseCreative.com.
The Women’s Business Center of Ohio – The Women’s Business Center of Ohio, powered by ECDI, will provide training, mentoring, access to resources, discounts, networking & more. Annual membership fee of $25.00. The Women’s Business Center of Ohio strives to assist women in connecting with resources that will help them start and grow their businesses. The WBC serves to fulfill the needs of women business owners both through providing services on site and through providing a networking hub where women can learn about other useful resources.
For more information visit Facebook/WomensBusinessCenterOhio.
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