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Business Clinic Series - Workers' Compensation with Melony Bryant

Thu, Aug 15 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Business Start-Up

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If you can get hurt while working in your business, you need workers' compensation coverage.

About this Event:

Are you thinking of starting your own small business? Is there a possibility you could be injured by working? Do you have a business and are you hiring or have you already hired your first employee?

If so, join us for this one-hour installment in our Business Clinic Series for all the need-to-know details about workers' compensation insurance requirements in the State of Ohio. The Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation is the only place you can get worker's compensation insurance in Ohio. Don't get stuck paying for job related medical expenses out of pocket for yourself and your employees.

Your Presenter: Melony Bryant, Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation, Minority & Small Business Advocate

In January 2014, Melony Bryant joined the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) as its Minority & Small Business Advocate. She functions as a liaison between the minority and small business community for BWC. Melony has more than 20 years of workers’ compensation experience. She started her career with a premier third-party administrator in the actuarial department working as a rate analyst. Melony then moved into the client relations department as an account executive where she developed a unique ability to actively listen to and address Ohio employers’ workers’ compensation concerns.

As the Minority & Small Business Advocate, Melony assists minority and small businesses navigate through the Ohio workers’ compensation system. Receiving feedback from the minority and small employer community is just as important as employer education. BWC and Melony are committed to assist this vast group of employers to grow and strive in Ohio’s economy, acknowledging the fact that these employers have very limited resources.

Your Moderator: Bruce Walters, MS, CBA

Bruce is a Certified Business Advisor for the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State Community College, where he manages the intake process for new clients, and provides marketing, operations, and general advising services for established businesses.

Bruce’s experience is predominately in insurance, human resources, entertainment, and non-profit administration. Bruce holds an Associate Degree in Art from City College of San Francisco, a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from the University of California Berkeley, and a Master’s Degree in Marketing and Communications from Franklin University.

Our Business Clinic Series provides Ohio's small businesses with information on a variety of topics, delivered by knowledgeable industry professionals. Check our calendar of events for other topics in this series.

Fee: No Cost

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