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SCORE Columbus OH
Free Business Mentoring in the Greater Central Ohio area

We provide free and confidential one-on-one business counseling by phone, email, and in-person in Columbus OH. We also conduct workshops for both start-up entrepreneurs and seasoned small business owners.

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Local Spotlight - Black History Month (February 2024)

February has arrived which gives SCORE Columbus the perfect opportunity to highlight and celebrate Black-owned businesses. The business owners featured have each been mentored by a SCORE Columbus Mentor. Congratulations to Ella, Cyrus and Awa for all of their successes and accomplishments to date! Consider supporting them or other Columbus Region or national Black-owned businesses this month and every month.

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Ella Williams | Founder & CEO at Posh Teatime Co.

Posh Teatime Co. is a social enterprise committed to creating memorable experiences. They specialize in bringing vintage china, crystal, and cutlery, along with handcrafted food and high quality teas, directly to a home or selected venue.

One thing you should know: Posh Teatime Co. recently took first place in the Women’s CEO Pitch Competition and second place in the SEA Change competition!

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Cyrus Richardson | Film Producer & Screenwriter at 12 Stones Productions

12 Stones Productions produces creative, entertaining and thought-provoking film projects in Columbus, OH. The company facilitates relationships between creative talent and companies who produce, finance and distribute motion pictures.

One thing you should know: Cyrus is currently working towards funding his feature film and directorial debut entitled “AIMLESS,” a suspenseful, thrilling drama with a spiritual message at its heart.

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Awa Mbaye | Founder & CEO at Natural AWA (Authentic Wonders from Africa)

Natural AWA (Authentic Wonders from Africa) is a beauty brand based essentially on natural ingredients. It was born from a passion and love of nature and everything it offers and carries a desire of building self-confidence and improving lives in communities.

One thing you should know: Awa’s products have zero waste from start to finish and use sustainable packaging. Products can be ordered on the website but she can often be found at the German Village Farmers Market (May - November) and other local markets.

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Experience Columbus: Black-owned Local Businesses in Columbus

Experience Columbus maintains an extensive listing of Black-owned businesses in Central Ohio. It is broken out by category and kept up-to-date.

In addition to supporting the businesses highlighted in our Local Spotlight, shopping Columbus Black-owned businesses is a great way to directly support the Black community.

Categories include:
• Food & Beverage
• Retail
• Health & Personal Care
• Childcare
• Cleaning Services
• Construction & Contracting
• Media
• Festivals & Events
• Legal & Financial Services
• Travel
• Real Estate
• Miscellaneous

Looking for activities and events related to Black History Month?

Experience Columbus has curated a selection of art & cultural activities, educational events, discussions and other activities to help you celebrate and honor Black History Month.

What about resources for Black business owners and entrepreneurs?

Want to learn more about Black History Month? is a great resource and place to start. Happy reading, happy learning and happy celebrating!

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SCORE Columbus OH awarded Ohio District Chapter of the Year 2022

This award recognizes SCORE Columbus OH Chapter's leadership, dedication, and commitment to serving small businesses in our community. Our chapter’s innovation and business mentoring has led to this award.

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Watch the video above to learn more about SCORE, SCORE Columbus and how we help small business owners and entrepreneurs.

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