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Member Beth Probst Featured on 10TV News!

Member Beth Probst and At The Core was featured in the 10TV story, Planning for College. Watch the story now! 

2015 Mayor's Small Business Conference & Expo

Mayor's Small Business Conference & Expo is coming up! The event is presented by Mayor Michael B. Coleman and designed as a professional resource for entrepreneurs, minority and women business enterprises, and small business owners.

Date: September 2, 2015 
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Hyatt Regency Columbus (350 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43215)
Price: $50 per ticket

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Just like NAWBO’s Columbus Chapter, Ohio is a national leader in helping small businesses

From Lt. Governor Mary Taylor:

Recent news of the national honor given to NAWBO’s Columbus chapter comes at the very time Ohio has been working to become a national leader in helping its small businesses grow and succeed.

Recently I had a privilege to speak at NAWBO Columbus’ annual gala. I must say, I was impressed with the women I met: women who are courageously starting their own business, women who are well into their careers fulfilling a leadership role and women who are at the beginning stages of their professional journey.

Helping Ohio’s small businesses has been a key area of focus for Gov. John Kasich and I as we believe that Ohio and its local communities cannot be strong without equally strong and financially healthy hometown businesses.

And that’s what’s reflected in Ohio’s newly passed biennial budget, which phases out the income tax for many of our hometown small businesses. This year, they’ll get a 75 percent tax deduction and next year, a 100 percent deduction on the first $250,000 of business income. For income above $250,000, businesses will enjoy a simple, low rate flat-tax of three percent. In addition, individual taxpayers will have more money in their pocket to spend at their favorite business as we cut the income tax by another 6.3 percent with this state budget.

The fact is that small businesses face too many headwinds that hold back success. That’s why we are determined instead to have state government be a positive force, a wind at the backs of small businesses, pushing them forward.

When I had the honor of becoming Ohio’s Lieutenant Governor just over four years ago, I very quickly saw evidence of Governor Kasich’s commitment to help small businesses thrive. One of his first acts in office was to ask me to lead Ohio’s Common Sense Initiative. CSI, as we call it, is a comprehensive effort to reform and improve Ohio’s regulatory environment, helping clear away roadblocks that make it difficult for businesses to succeed. Our goal was simple: improve the regulatory rule-making process in Ohio by encouraging more interaction with stakeholders and requiring a common-sense justification for any impact a regulation might have on job creators. I’m happy to report that CSI has made significant progress in tearing down the barriers and making Ohio more business friendly.

Other Administration accomplishments to help small business include $2 billion in workers’ compensation rebates, a more than 20 percent reduction in workers’ compensation rates, new workforce training programs, infrastructure improvements, and reforms to Ohio’s health care system – all designed to help businesses have the right economic climate for success.
As our state economy continues to strengthen, we look forward to reading more and more headlines that come with the State’s economic success – especially those that involve our small business owners who—like you— are working tirelessly to innovate, grow and expand with a boost from our helping hand.

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