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!


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!


Pitching with Purpose



Paul Proffitt, founder of Sundown Group, stopped by our office to chat with us about what makes the perfect pitch and to discuss how Sundown Group is a partner for BBB’s Ignite! Pitch with Purpose and Spark Awards event. If you’d like to submit a pitch, please click HERE. If you’d like to nominate a business or learn more about the Spark Awards, please click HERE.


The Value of Employee Input



We chatted with Scott McComb, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Heartland Bank, about how valuable employee input can be to help businesses be more trustworthy. Our Torch Award for Ethics are now accepting applications and nominations, to nominate a business or apply, please go to bbbtorchaward.com.


How To Tell Your Story



We had the chance to sit and talk with Barry Chandler, Co-Founder of Storyforge, about how branding is changing from selling to storytelling. He gave us insight into how to tell your brand’s story and, of course, Irish Whiskey. Let us know your biggest takeaways down below!


The Growth Multiplier Movement



We were lucky enough to have two experts on the Growth Multiplier Movement stop by and tell us their story. Paul Fuller is the Chief Growth Officer at Floriss Group and a leader in the Growth Multiplier Movement and James Rores is the CEO of Floriss Group. They explain how the Growth Multiplier Movement is changing how customer-facing teams interact with consumers and how RELA and their Care to Sell Program is recreating how the marketplace thinks of sales. 


Planning A Successful Fundraiser



Executive Director of Central Ohio Youth for Christ Scott Arnold has years of experience running a non-profit, and engaging potential sponsors and supporters in the mission. Scott gives his insight on how events can help forge a relationship between donors and non-profits, and why fundraising isn’t really about money at all.


What are the Benefits of being an Employee-Owned Business?



Kenneth Anders, founder of Kenneth’s Hair Salons & Day Spas, tells his story – and how it motivated him to transition into an employee-owned business model. This episode defines what it means to be an employee-owned business and how it benefits both the entrepreneur and the company.


What Is Conscious Capitalism?



Haley Boehning is the co-founder and principal at Storyforge, and the vice chair of Conscious Capitalism Columbus. Haley dives into the philosophy of Conscious Capitalism, why the world needs conscious business leaders and how organizations can get involved locally with the Columbus chapter.