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Small Business Breakthroughs with Matt Yerkes, Founder, Cultivate

Thu 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Management/Leadership

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

This edition of “Small Business Breakthroughs” will feature Matt Yerkes, founder of Cultivate. Matt will discuss his experience as a tech entrepreneur and his efforts, through Cultivate, to support the small business community in central Ohio.

What will be discussed:

Matt will share the story of his entrepreneurial journey, including lessons learned that you can use in building your business.

WIll discuss the Cultivate experience and what Matt has learned from talking to hundreds of small business owners.

Will discuss the role of funding in a business.

Will discuss the importance of creating revenue and how to position your business to connect with customers.

Will discuss how to leverage your website and other online tools to expand your business.

And of course we will answer your questions.

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Guest: Matt Yerkes, founder of Cultivate

Matt Yerkes has been an entrepreneur for 20 years and founded Cultivate based on the belief that for most of us, entrepreneurship is the best opportunity that we have to change the trajectory of our life in a way that will impact our family for generations.

Matt’s entrepreneur experience has been rooted in marketing, web and software technology but has also included commercial real estate development, hospitality, food service and nonprofits. Matt advises hundreds of businesses each year in the areas of their business launch, sales strategy and digital marketing.

Host: Michael Bowers, CBA, Director, Ohio SBDC at Columbus State

Michael Bowers is a business consultant and Director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State. Michael works closely with entrepreneurs and business owners assisting them in building their companies. He has a diverse business skill set with experience in banking, private equity, strategic planning, digital media and marketing.

Fee: No Cost

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