The entrepreneur scene in Columbus, Ohio, is getting attention. In a recent article, CNBC called this city a "rising star" for small-business owners. Its high place on national indexes, available capital resources and its network for owners all combine to make Columbus an attractive option for those who want to launch a new venture.
Not only are the tools to run a business more available, but the entrepreneurial attitude seems to be percolating there as well. The source quoted Columbus Small Business Concierge Ryan Schick on the culture pushing participants toward business endeavors.
"The entrepreneur scene in Columbus, Ohio, is getting attention."
"The small-business owners and innovators of Columbus are driving change because of a culture of open-mindedness and an indelible collaborative spirit to work together to push this city forward," Schick said. "There is a spirit among business owners and city government that what is best for all, is best for my endeavor."
Local Ohio businesses seem to be aware of the potential around them, and it's not just in Columbus. While some of this is due to the inherent resources in the region, government support also appears to have played a role.
The Small Business Development Centers of Ohio announced it would conduct programs during September to foster growth. This organization also supports other aspects of business development.
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