The Challenges Of Small Business

Apr 5, 2019

The Central Ohio economy has a lot going for it. Job creation is strong, the unemployment rate remains low, and the region’s well-educated population continues to grow.

But story changes when it comes to the state of small businesses, according to a new report by the Columbus Foundation that ranked Columbus last among 23 comparable U.S. cities in small-company employment. 

Today on All Sides, the challenges of small business in Central Ohio.  


  • Michael Bowers, District Director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State Community College  
  • Roger Geiger, Vice President & Executive Director in Ohio, NFIB Ohio, Small Business Association 
  • Inna Kinney, Founder and CEO, The Economic and Community Development Institute