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Small Business Breakthroughs with Christian Brown - President, Three-12 Solutions

Thu, Jun 27 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Management/Leadership

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Join the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State Community College 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 Christian Brown, MBA, PMP, CSM - President, Three-12 Solutions LLC.

What we will be talking about:

  • What should a small business owner focus on in the early stages of their business?

  • What is the value of setting up an Advisory Board and what is the best way to that?

  • How can leadership training help the small business owner deal with employees, stakeholders and growing the business?

  • How should a small business person go about networking to build relationships for their business?

  • What are the issues that the small business owner should consider then looking to buy technology?

  • How is Artificial Intelligence (AI) impacting businesses now and what is in store for AI in the future?

  • And of course we will answer your questions.

Guest: Christian Brown, MBA, PMP, CSM - President, Three-12 Solutions

After 24-years in the field of Information Technology working with best in-class companies like Chase, American Electric Power & Verizon, Christian became President and Founder of Three-12 Solutions in 2013. Early on Christian attended his first college computer course at Sinclair Community College at the age of 11, learning to code Basic on a RadioShack TRS-80. This experience influenced Christian’s decision to study Management & Marketing Information Systems while attending St. Joseph’s College (Indiana). Christian was the Men’s Basketball Team MVP and graduated with a B.S. in 1989. Christian holds an MBA from Franklin University as a charter class member of 1995, successfully completed The Project Management Institute Project Management Professional Certification and other Agile Certifications. Christian has been a guest speaker at the Ohio Dominican University MBA program and The John Maxwell Live 2 Lead Conference (Pittsburg, PA & Columbus OH) and has become an Ashland University Artificial Intelligence Program Advisory Board member.

Three-12’s clients include The Ohio State University Medical Wexner Center, John Glenn International Airport, JP Morgan Chase, and The State of Ohio Department of Higher Education. Three-12 Solutions has distinguished itself with the novel data management, curation, and analytical solutions they brought to bear across the lifecycle of the Ohio Innovation Exchange (OIEx), said project director Dr. Tim Cain, Ohio University. In 2023, Three-12 provided the Ohio Department of Higher Education with two Microsoft Power Platform systems that leverage responsible uses of Artificial Intelligence. At Three-12 Solutions, it is our vision and mission to help our clients meet their goals with innovative information technology solutions. Three-12 gets it’s name from Philippians 3:12-14. Three-12 is an equal opportunity employer and 100% certified Ohio-MBE, Commonwealth of PA SDB, COSTARS and NMSDC company located at 565 Metro Place S STE 3407 Dublin 43017

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Moderator: Michael Bowers, CBA - Director, Ohio SBDC at Columbus State Community College

Michael Bowers is a Business Advisor and Director for the Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Columbus State Community College. The primary focus of the SBDC is to support prospective and existing entrepreneurs as they seek to start and grow businesses in Central Ohio.

Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Finance from the University of North Alabama and a Master’s in Public Administration from The Ohio State University. Michael is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Public Administration from Liberty University.

Michael has worked with entrepreneurs and small business owners for over 30 years, 20 of which have been in Columbus leading the SBDC. He has a diverse business skill set with experience in banking, private equity, strategic planning, leadership, and public sector management.

Michael is the lead instructor for the Basis of A Successful Enterprise (B.A.S.E) business startup training, as well as the host of the Small Business Breakthroughs YouTube series.

Fee: No Cost

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