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 Partner Events for Small Businesses

Grow with Google

March 18 9:30am to 5:30pm- Score and Google We’re proud to partner with Google and welcome Grow With Google to Ohio! Join us at the Columbus Metropolitan Library to grow your skills, career and business on

SBA- What is the Ohio Business Matchmaker

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Summary: The Ohio Business Matchmaker is an opportunity for small businesses to meet one-on-one with federal, state and local government buyers as well as large prime contractors that represent billions of dollars of upcoming contracts. Learn more about the Matchmaker and how to capitalize on the opportunities at the event.

SBA- Making the Most of the Matchmaker

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Summary: The 13th Annual Ohio Business Matchmaker is an opportunity for your business to get in front of purchasing offices from local, federal and state governments, as well as prime contractors.  Prepare for the event with a capability statement, best practices on presenting your business to government buyers and maximizing your experience.

Workshops and Events

SCORE counselors and local business owners with a specific area of expertise conduct a variety of very popular, regularly scheduled, low-cost and free educational seminars for establishing and managing a successful small business.

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SCORE Mentors...with experience in virtually every business category you can imagine help with:

  • Business plan development, sales and marketing strategies
  • Financing, taxes and E-commerce
  • Management, administrative and operational procedures
  • Ongoing advice to help your decision making
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