Autumn Theodore was working at a stable, corporate job with benefits when she got the entrepreneurial itch. She finally decided to take the plunge, and opened up her photography business, Autumn Theodore Photography, in Columbus, Ohio. And while Autumn was completely confident in her decision to follow her passion of nearly 13 years, she was unsure how she would be able to afford health insurance.
Earlier this month, the administration announced a proposal to sunset online enrollment for the federal small business health insurance marketplace, otherwise known as SHOP. It’s one more example of how the administration is determined to undo as much of the Affordable Care Act as possible, despite the fact that it's helping small business owners, their employees, and millions of Americans gain coverage.
At Designing Local in Columbus, co-owners Josh Lapp and Amanda Golden are passionate about creating inspired community design projects that highlight local attributes. Their goal is not only to increase an area's aesthetic value, but to build relationships among the citizens who participate in these projects. It is a noble and unique effort to try to increase the quality of life in communities around the country, but the future of Designing Local will be in jeopardy if these entrepreneurs no longer have access to affordable health insurance.
Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit economic development organization headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with satellite offices in Cleveland and Akron; and a field office in Toledo. ECDI's mission is to invest in people to create measurable and enduring social and economic change. As the largest U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) intermediary micro lender and U.S.
The Diva Movement provides resources, tools, information and support to women leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals. Our supportive network empowers, motivates and inspires ordinary women to live extraordinary lives. The Diva Movement is changing the way women connect!
Comprehensive business management and education services. Free, confidential, in-depth, one-on-one counseling and low- or no-cost training.
The TAACC advocates and promotes the economic growth and development of African American owned businesses by focusing on the development of business opportunities, business alliances, and legislative advocacy.
SunDown Group is a non-profit that helps connect entrepreneurs with investors, mentor,s, and talent through its business pitch events, educational programs, ask an expert network, job board, microlending platform and its early stage capital fund.
Women’s Network of Northeast Ohio - a local, grassroots, non-profit organization based in Akron - focuses on the professional and core leadership development of women professionals. We are dedicated to helping women grow their skills set through either learning new skills at our workshops or meetings, or by taking a leadership position on a committee within the organization. Women’s Network members are committed to improving the companies and organizations that we work in and the communities in which we live.
The St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce is a partnership of business and professional people working together to build a healthy local economy and improve the quality of life in the St. Marys area.