21 episodes

Welcome to Biz Chat Ohio, the podcast bringing you big ideas for small businesses and entrepreneurs. The best of small business news and industry trends from Ohio’s thought leaders.

Mission Statement: To serve small businesses and start ups in the state of Ohio with resources and education that help companies evolve. 

This podcast is made possible by Lakeland Community College and the Ohio Small Business Development Center.

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Welcome to Biz Chat Ohio, the podcast bringing you big ideas for small businesses and entrepreneurs. The best of small business news and industry trends from Ohio’s thought leaders.

Mission Statement: To serve small businesses and start ups in the state of Ohio with resources and education that help companies evolve. 

This podcast is made possible by Lakeland Community College and the Ohio Small Business Development Center.

    Selling to the government with Jane Stewart

    Selling to the government with Jane Stewart

    The federal government spends over $600 BILLION every year on goods and services. 23% of those purchases are set aside for small businesses!

    PTAC can help determine if the government buys what you have to offer then guide you through the federal procurement process. PTAC is funded by the Department of Defense to provide FREE government contracting assistance to small businesses.

    Jane Stewart has been with the PTAC program for 22 years and is a Level 3 Certified Procurement Professional through the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers.

    • 24 min
    Elevating your Career with Movie Art Director, Geza Kassai

    Elevating your Career with Movie Art Director, Geza Kassai

    Geza shares his meteoric career trajectory as he went from Jewelry Designer to Architect to Art Director of Hollywood film and tv shows within the span of 20 years. Geza has worked on films such as Judas and the Black Messiah, Dark Waters, White Boy Rick and many others. He’s even been bowling with Matthew McConaughey and considers Martin Sheen perhaps the nicest guy he’s ever met.

    Geza attributes his continuous ascent to a diligent work ethic and the building and nurturing of important relationships.

    • 21 min
    Podcast 2.8: Branding 101 for Small Businesses with Barry Edwards

    Podcast 2.8: Branding 101 for Small Businesses with Barry Edwards

    Why is your online brand so important?


    It usually is your first impression, and bad first impressions are tough to overcome
    A great brand will save you TONS of money in online advertising and marketing dollars
    A well executed brand will prevent you from competing only on lowest price

    Barry Edwards, owner and creative director of Edwards Communications, has been building brands online since 1996. He specializes in establishing brands that get found online and that convert prospects into customers without spending more money than necessary on online ads.

    Barry utilizes UX (User Experience) design and refined Content Marketing to get small business in front of their best target audience and generate leads from these prospects. He's also sharing his FREE eBook with our listeners, "Building Your Best Brand".

    #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #SmallBusiness #podcast #NEO #Ohio #SBDC #BrandDevelopment #branding

    • 26 min
    Podcast 2.7: Exporting your products or services with Nate Ward

    Podcast 2.7: Exporting your products or services with Nate Ward

    How can you expand your market beyond the USA?

    Nate Ward runs the Ohio Export Assistance Network serving the greater Cleveland-Akron area. He tackles these important questions:


    How does a small business owner know when to consider exporting?
    What are some preconceived ideas US businesses have about global business that are often wrong?
    What are some challenges a small business owner should consider when dealing with a variety of countries?
    What are some unusual things you’ve witnessed in another country that might be unexpected for an American audience

    Ohio Export Assistance Network has helped hundreds of Ohio companies grow their export sales by nearly $100m over the past ten years, growing business on every continent except Antarctica. Nate and his team, housed at Cleveland State University, manages the longest running export accelerator in the country, one of four export internship host sites, and occasionally lead Ohio trade missions to various foreign markets.

    • 32 min
    Podcast 2.6: Life transformation with Kurt Treu

    Podcast 2.6: Life transformation with Kurt Treu

    Break out of "Survival Mode" and transform into your best self.

    Kurt Treu, The Growth Coach, explains the universal limitation and how to break free from it. Kurt also answers these profound questions:


    Why is it what always worked for me in the past does not always work now?
    Why are continuous improvement techniques and strategies not enough?
    What is limiting my full and true potential?
    What is the source of all my stress and irritations?

    #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #SmallBusiness #podcast #NEO #Ohio #SBDC #leadership

    • 30 min
    Podcast 2.5: Low cost business legal advice with Doug Moseley

    Podcast 2.5: Low cost business legal advice with Doug Moseley

    Doug Moseley is a lawyer with the University of Akron Law School's SEED Legal Clinic, The SEED Legal Clinic provides very low cost legal services for entrepreneurs. It's mission is to enrich their senior level law school students by giving them experience dealing with real client matters under the supervision of staff attorneys, while exclusively serving new businesses that can't afford an attorney.

    #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #SmallBusiness #FoodTruck #podcast #NEO #Ohio #SBDC

    • 24 min

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Barry Edwards ,

Great info for startups

In just the first several shows, we’ve gotten tips on legal, marketing, accounting,,, very valuable.

It flows really well too.

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