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A podcast hosted by BBB serving Central Ohio engaging local entrepreneurs in discussions about their journey and lending insight to our community of listeners.

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A podcast hosted by BBB serving Central Ohio engaging local entrepreneurs in discussions about their journey and lending insight to our community of listeners.

    What We’ve Learned from COVID

    What We’ve Learned from COVID

    We sat down with Lori Wengerd, the owner and president of Home Care Assistance a 2018 Torch Award recipient, to discuss how COVID-19 changed the in-home care industry, what we've learned from this experience and how to have tough conversations with the aging individuals in your life. For more information on Home Care Assistance visit their website at homecareassistance.com.

    • 24 min
    The Importance of Business Trust

    The Importance of Business Trust

    Join us as we have a conversation with Steve Lekas, cofounder and CEO of Branch Insurance about how important Trust is when it comes to business. Branch was a 2020 Torch Award for Ethics recipient and Steve walks us through how he conceived the idea of Branch, how Branch is building Trust with their customers and what being a Torch Award recipient means to them. To learn more about Branch Insurance, check them out at ourbranch.com.

    • 29 min
    Tips to Shop Online Safely

    Tips to Shop Online Safely

    We had the opportunity to sit down with Connie Matthews, founder and owner of Reynon Educational Services and Training, and discuss cyber security. 2020 threw plenty of curveballs our way but most everyone was able to get used to working, learning and shopping online with ease. What didn't come naturally? Being prepared to deal with cyber security ourselves without an IT team backing us up. Listen in as Connie offers her tips and advice for making sure you and your information stay safe online.

    • 16 min
    A Conversation with SBA and BBB

    A Conversation with SBA and BBB

    Listen in as Everett Woodel Jr. the U.S. Small Business Administration Columbus District Director and Kip Morse the President & CEO of BBB serving Central Ohio as they discuss how BBB and SBA have been helping small businesses through the pandemic, what's next for small businesses and how we can support small businesses during National Small Business Week and beyond. 

    • 17 min
    Partnering to Help Small Businesses

    Partnering to Help Small Businesses

    Small businesses are a driving force in Columbus, and no one knows this more than U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). We were thrilled to have Everett Woodel, Jr., the District Director of SBA, stop by our office to discuss what resources SBA and BBB can offer to small businesses as well as the three pillars they use to help small businesses thrive. Let us know your favorite part of the conversation in the comments below!

    • 15 min
    The Impact of Small Businesses

    The Impact of Small Businesses

    Nevin Bansal, founder of Small Biz Cares, dropped by our studio to impart wisdom on how small businesses can have a large impact on their communities and how Small Biz Cares December Community Service Day is the perfect way to help out during the holidays. Let us know your favorite part of the conversation in the comments down below!

    • 10 min

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Thanks to Jordan and everyone at the BBB of Central Ohio for asking me to be a guest on your podcast. I enjoy the variety of guests. Your focus on the entrepreneur in and around Central Ohio is a great opportunity for state and region to take notice of the talent we have in our area. Keep up the great work!

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