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Small Business Breakthroughs with Kevin Lloyd

Thu 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Business Planning

A podcast style Q&A designed to dig into the topics that are impacting your business and keeping you up at night.

About this event

Join the Ohio Small Business Development Center in partnership with the Dublin Entrepreneurial Center for a podcast style Q&A designed to dig into the topics that are impacting your business and keeping you up at night.

In this edition of “Small Business Breakthroughs” Ohio SBDC Director Michael Bowers will talk with Kevin Lloyd, Founder of Lloyds of Columbus, LLC and

What will be discussed:

•What is involved in building a business brand?
•How should businesses go about building community?
•What are the important characteristics of a serial entrepreneur?
•What are some common issues faced by minority and specifically Black owned businesses as they seek to launch and grow?
•How has the small business ecosystem in Columbus evolved for Black owned businesses?
•And of course, we will answer your business questions

Featured Guest: Kevin Lloyd, Founder of Lloyds of Columbus, LLC and

Kevin Lloyd, a serial entrepreneur, is the co-founder and CEO of MYLE - Make Your Life Entertaining, Founder of Lloyds of Columbus, LLC,, Co-Founder of Venture Suite and Color Coded Labs.

Lloyd is known for an exemplary career as a highly successful Retail Executive with more than 20 years of operational and customer service experience in his prior career. His experience consists of high levels of operational excellence resulting in business results exceeding $400M annually while effectively leading teams in excess of 1300 employees amongst brands including Sears, Old Navy, Best Buy, Target and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

As an entrepreneur for 15+ years, Lloyd has acquired a reputation for establishing strong brands and innovative marketing campaigns by leveraging lifestyle-based marketing, social media and event activation engagement strategies. Most recently, he has gained recognition for his community-based efforts to establish an ecosystem supporting Black and Brown communities to address the systemic inequities related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Startup Founders, Technologist and Business Owners.

Lloyd, a proud native of New York City (Harlem) and Alumni of Tuskegee University has a degree in accounting and is an active member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Past President of the Columbus, Ohio Tuskegee Alumni Club, Past 1st Assistant Director for the Tuskegee National Alumni Association, North Central Region, Local Media Association and Can’t Stop Columbus Board Member.


Fee: No Cost

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