Changing the way we think about small biz by adding the definition of microbusiness

Currently the Small Business Administration (SBA) defines small business as 500 employees or less. However, 90% of small businesses are actually micro-businesses, businesses with 20 employees or less. Host Mary McCarthy talks with a microbusiness owner Jeanne Gokcen and lobbyist Rachel Winder on the hows and whys of legislatively adding microbusiness as a small business definition and its potential impact.

Jeanne Gokcen
FutureCom Technologies
474 Whitley Drive
Columbus, OH 43230

Rachel Winder
Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan, & Aronoff
41 S. High St., Suite #2600
Columbus, OH 43215
P (614)223-9316

Why Should Women Pursue Sitting on Corporate Boards

Mary McCarthy and Jeanette Armbrust of Skyline Exhibits discuss why women should go after board positions. A recently released report by Deloitte Global highlights the reality that women are still occupying a fraction (12%) of the corporate and community board seats that are available.

Jeanette Armbrust
Skyline Exhibits of Central Ohio, LLC
2843 Charter Street
Columbus, OH 43228
P (614)684-2050
F (614)684-2055

Will getting certified really help your microbusiness grow?

Mary McCarthy host of The Successful Micropreneur Podcast is joined by Shanda Harris with the State of Ohio and Jill Nagy-Reynolds with the Small Business Administration to talk certifications.  Should we get certified?

Shanda Harris
The State of Ohio
Procurement Technical Assistance Center
401 N. Front Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215
P (614) 220-9030


Jill Nagy-Reynolds
Small Business Administration
Columbus District Office
401 N. Front Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH
P(614) 469-6860 ext. 247