Please join the Dublin Entrepreneurial Center (DEC) and the Ohio SBDC of Columbus State for free professional advisory services to assist you in creating, developing or growing your small business. 

These services are by appointment only every Friday of the month, however, on our “jelly” days (2nd and 3rd Thursday of the month) you may also drop in from 10 am – 1 pm.

Advisor:  Michael Bowers, Director/Business Advisor, Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State Community College

Services Offered: The SBDC works with entrepreneurs and small business owners seeking assistance in growing and building their businesses. They offer an integrated combination of consulting, advising and educational programming that has been developed to support the business management and technical assistance needs of the Central Ohio small business and entrepreneurial community. The business coaching process includes assessment of the current business position, identification of challenges impeding growth and the development of an implementation plan to advance the business forward. Evaluation of funding needs, financing options, selection of lender, investor or alternative funding source and assistance with loan packaging in partnership with lender is one of many business growth services provided.

For a Friday appointment at the DEC contact the SBDC at 614-287-5294 or email Michael Bowers at

Michael Bowers, is a business advisor 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. 

Michael is also an active business blogger at and can be found on many of your favorite social networks. 

Location: The Dublin Entrepreneurial Center is located at 565 Metro Place South, Dublin, Ohio 43017 on the first and third floors. For more information visit our website or even better join the conversation on twitter, facebook, or LinkedIn.