Columbus, in an attempt to nurture the city’s startups, has launched the website portion on Monday of their “small-business concierge’ headed by Ryan Schick. The site is part of the work Schick will be doing helping guide new business owners through the waters of licenses, permits and everything else a business owner might need, but will allow entrepreneurs to have the information at their fingertips and when they need it. The three examples that the site gives with step by step instructions for opening are a restaurant, a day care and a salon/barber shop. As the site grows other examples will be added. “I don’t want a small business to fail because someone didn’t respond to their questions,” Schick told Columbus Business First.
Previously September 9, 2014
‘Small-business concierge’ aiding entrepreneurs in Cbus
Entrepreneurs in Columbus will soon have a helping hand navigating the sticking waters of opening a business. Ryan Schick is set to man the “small-business concierge,” within Columbus Department of Building and Zoning Services. Pretty much he’s supposed to help the budding ideas become actual reality, which can be a tricky time for many startups. Some might have the vision without the knowhow when it comes to applying for permits and creating business models. “What we’re doing is taking a process that by-and-large has been disjointed and, from A-to-Z, lay out how to open a restaurant, how to open a day care, how to open a salon,” Schick told Columbus Business First. While he is the only one on the project right now, a site is scheduled to launch at the end of the month as an additionally resource for the aspiring business owner.
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