More than 900 companies participate in Small Business Day

Sharonville, Ohio — 80% of small businesses survive the first year.but Small Business Association In the second year, the number will be reduced to 70%.

Local leaders across Ohio understand the importance small businesses have to the local economy and know they need some help. Hamilton County hosted its first-ever Small Business Day, attended by more than 900 small businesses.

What you need to know

  • Nearly 1,000 Small Businesses Registered as First Hamilton County Small Business
  • The event hosted a panel and provided resources and industry experts for business owners to meet.
  • Hamilton County Commissioner Alicia Reese was instrumental in making this event happen, ensuring business owners knew all the resources they had throughout the county.
  • Reese also announced the county’s new Small Business Administration.

Steven Easley plans for Small Business Day to make the most of all the resources provided.

Easley owns his own media company And eager to learn how to keep growing.

Stephen Easley takes notes during a breakout session. (Spectrum News 1/Katie Capsta)

He was one of hundreds of business owners who attended the first-ever Hamilton County Small Business Day, aimed at providing resources and connections for small businesses. Hamilton County Commissioner Alicia Reese helped make this event happen and hopes that events like this will help attract more small business owners to the county.

“If the county doesn’t focus on supporting small businesses and don’t focus on infrastructure and financing, the county will be the county of the past,” said Reese.

Secretary Reese (pink center) cuts the ribbon for the first-ever Hamilton County Small Business Day. (Spectrum News 1/Katie Capsta)

“That’s the fun part about this piece! You keep learning!” Easley said of his 17 years as a business owner.

He wants to make the most of the chances of the day.

“That slot fills up, so I have to come here and schedule that time,” he said.

Easley is making the most of her day by signing up for one-on-one meetings with industry experts. (Spectrum News 1/Katie Capsta)

For example, a one-on-one meeting with a large company.

“It’s invaluable because you can directly understand what their needs and challenges are and whether you can offer a solution,” says Easley.

Between workshops and other resources, business owners like Easley can leave the event knowing they have a lot to look forward to.

“It’s very exciting when we have the opportunity to find new clients and developments that we can join,” he said.

This event has started Hamilton County Small Business Authority It aims to help small businesses throughout the year by answering their questions.

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