Debbie Holmes

Ten years after the 2008 recession, some small businesses in Central Ohio—especially establishments run by African-Americans—could still use a boost to become  successful. That’s one of the reasons why a new Central Ohio African-American Chamber of Commerce recently opened in northeast Columbus.

At North Columbus Mall, Somali Women Run The Show

Jun 2, 2016

Columbus has the second-largest Somali community in the country, with more than 45,000 people. Many of them are small business owners, and a majority of the entrepreneurs are women.

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Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther's State of the City talked about supporting small businesses with no cost loans during his State of the City speech last month.

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Secretary of State Jon Husted is preparing to announce details of a new partnership with Google designed to benefit Ohio entrepreneurs.


Ohio entrepreneurs interested in future business opportunities, if Issue 3 legalizing marijuana passes, will gather this weekend in Worthington for a conference.