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SCMBA On The Move: November 2023 Newsletter

SCMBA On The Move: November 2023 Newsletter

Our final newsletter of 2023 is here! This newsletter is jam-packed with our recent event recaps, member spotlights, MBAC News, Procurement and Tax resources, and MUCH MORE! Check it out now by visiting the link below! [button...

5 Proven Strategies for Minority Entrepreneurs

5 Proven Strategies for Minority Entrepreneurs

Ready to take your business to new heights? Here are five strategies you can implement right now to foster growth and success. 1. Engage at Networking Events: Boost your business visibility by actively participating in networking events. Connecting with fellow...

SCMBA now part of statewide MBAC network

SCMBA now part of statewide MBAC network

The Canton Repository recently featured us in an article centered around our recent MBAC designation and details the objectives of the MBAC and our plans to expand our services to multiple other counties. Check out the article at cantonrep.com!

Empowering Small Businesses with Financial Literacy

Empowering Small Businesses with Financial Literacy

At SCMBA and MBAC, we're excited about our latest initiative: the Capital Conversations series. This powerful program is designed to equip small business owners with the essential skills and knowledge they need for financial success. Using the Money Smart modules...

Why should you certify your business?

Why should you certify your business?

Businesses are required to register with the Ohio Secretary of State to legally conduct business in the state — this is commonly called a business license. Similarly, many businesses and professionals are required to hold certain licenses, certifications, permits, or...

SCMBA’s 4th Annual Golf Outing a Success

SCMBA’s 4th Annual Golf Outing a Success

On Friday, September 22, 2023, SCMBA hosted its 4th Annual Golf Outing. The outing was held at The Quarry Golf Club, where nearly 100 golfers joined us in celebrating the accomplishments of the Association and minority businesses in Stark County and beyond! Through...

SCMBA On The Move: September 2023 Newsletter

SCMBA On The Move: September 2023 Newsletter

SCMBA On the Move is OUT NOW! Our September 2023 (Bi-Monthly) Newsletter is jam-packed with ways you can scale your business, networking opportunities, and SCMBA news and announcements! Check it out now! [button...

Celebrating Business Women’s Day

Celebrating Business Women’s Day

Friday, September 22, 2023, is Business Women's Day! This day is a reminder to honor our female entrepreneurs and those in the business sector. At SCMBA, we proudly highlight that approximately 6 out of 10 members are women-owned. Join us in celebrating Business...

Eric Efobi | The Power of Networking

Eric Efobi | The Power of Networking

Meet Eric Efobi of US Procurement and Logistics Services LLC. Eric is a current SCMBA Member who credits his business's journey to success to the power of NETWORKING! At the Minority Business Reception on September 3, Eric highlighted how being a part of SCMBA has...

CASH MOB: Cottage Blues

CASH MOB: Cottage Blues

Support Cottage Blues! Our Cash Mobs are a fantastic initiative to show love to our brick-and-mortar establishments. It's time to Cash Mob Cottage Blues! WATCH NOW: Cottage Blues - Interview Becky McLaughlin is the heart and soul behind Cottage Blues. Curious to see...

SCMBA Golf Outing: Friday, September 22

SCMBA Golf Outing: Friday, September 22

The 4th Annual SCMBA Golf Outing is on Friday, September 22! Whether you want to participate as a golfer, join us at the reception for only $30 per ticket, or become a sponsor, there's an option for everyone to get involved. There are many reasons to get involved:...

SCMBA to hose Minority Business Reception on September 3

SCMBA to hose Minority Business Reception on September 3

The Canton Repository The Stark County Minority Business Association, in partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame and The Summit Magazine, will host a Minority Business Reception from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Nash Family & Event...

Capital Conversations: Financial Literacy Workshop Series (Monthly)

Capital Conversations: Financial Literacy Workshop Series (Monthly)

In collaboration with three bank partners, we aim to create healthy banking relationships, enhance business and personal credit, and foster economic growth for minority businesses. View the workshop calendar below and RSVP for each session! Each session is held from...

SCMBA creates bidding opportunities with Welty and B&G Masonry

SCMBA creates bidding opportunities with Welty and B&G Masonry

As a member of SCMBA, your business will have the opportunity to connect with individuals and companies in need of your products and services. These connections, made through SCMBA, can open doors to bidding and contract opportunities - scaling your business to new...

SCMBA’s Skyler Parks honored with Twenty under 40! Award

SCMBA’s Skyler Parks honored with Twenty under 40! Award

Congratulations to Skyler Parks, Director of Business Development and Growth at Stark County Minority Business Association. Skyler was honored with a Twenty under 40! award from the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and The Canton Repository. "Twenty under 40!...

SCMBA receives Community Impact Award

SCMBA receives Community Impact Award

SCMBA is thrilled and humbled to announce that we have been selected to receive a prestigious Community Impact Award from the Dominion Energy Foundation. This recognition is for our outstanding Youth Entrepreneur Program, which has made a significant impact in...

SCMBA Attends Black Tech Week (Staff Reflection)

SCMBA Attends Black Tech Week (Staff Reflection)

Through the dates of July 17 through July 20, I had the pleasure of attending Black Tech Week in Cincinnati, OH with current SCMBA member Edgar Powell. This was my second year attending this conference and it was an amazing experience. For the second year in a row, I...

MBE Certification

MBE Certification

By ODSA The State of Ohio’s Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) program establishes a 15 percent set-aside procurement goal for state agencies, boards and commissions in awarding contracts to certified MBE businesses. The MBE program is designed to assist minority...

What is it that makes your business stand out?

What is it that makes your business stand out?

What comes to mind when you think of a standout business? Here are a few examples that come to my mind, of standout businesses: They offer genuine and quality products, operate with integrity, display great customer service etiquette and professionalism, demonstrate...

Business Certification: Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program

Business Certification: Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program

The State of Ohio’s Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) program establishes a 15 percent set-aside procurement goal for state agencies, boards and commissions in awarding contracts to certified MBE businesses. The MBE program is designed to assist minority businesses...

Ohio Entrepreneurial Business Incubators

Ohio Entrepreneurial Business Incubators

By Ohio Development Services Agency Ohio House Bill 64, Section 257.90, requires the Ohio Development Services Agency to produce a publicly available report mapping and reviewing entrepreneurial business incubators in Ohio. The bill defines an entrepreneurial business...

3 Social Media Hacks Every Small Business Owner Should Know

3 Social Media Hacks Every Small Business Owner Should Know

By Jeff Shuford Are you a small business owner who often finds yourself staring blankly at your digital device wondering what the heck you should share with your social media followers? Do you sometimes feel like you’re spending countless hours...

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