Entrepreneur in Residence
Steve Flaherty is the Center’s Entrepreneur In Residence (EIR). As an entrepreneur himself, Steve is a resource for all tenants to utilize and connect with. His role includes helping tenants identify needs in their businesses, network with the Central Ohio entrepreneurial ecosystem, and grow and scale their ventures. In addition, he is one of the many faces of the center to the greater entrepreneurial community and works with stakeholders all over the region, state, and even country to help achieve the centers goals of entrepreneurial growth and incubation. Lastly, he helps facilitate regular programming and runs the Young Entrepreneur’s Academy (YEA!) & Innovation, Creativity, Entrepreneurship (ICE) Academy platforms.
Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State Community College
Through the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State Community College, we provide no-cost business consulting and guidance to startup and existing companies, such as business plan development, market research, social media and outreach strategies. Our services include assistance locating financing options, loan structuring, cash flow analysis, and financial projections.
Kevin Hammond has been a business management consultant for over 15 years, mostly focused on small businesses and start-ups. Through the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State Community College, Kevin provides no cost business consulting and guidance to startup and existing companies. Prior to consulting Kevin was in financial services at Chase Manhattan. Kevin has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Ohio Dominican University and an MBA from Capital University. Kevin has been recognized with various awards including:
- 2015 Ohio SBDC Manufacturing Award
- 2016 Ohio MEP Affiliate of Year Award
- 2017 Ohio SBDC Advisor Performance Award
Michael Bowers is a Business Advisor and Director for the Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Columbus State Community College. The primary focus of the SBDC is to support prospective and existing entrepreneurs as they seek to start and grow businesses in Central Ohio.
Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Finance from the University of North Alabama and a Masters in Public Administration from The Ohio State University. He has worked with entrepreneurs for over 25 years, 17 of which have been in Columbus with the SBDC. He has a diverse business skill set with experience in banking, private equity, strategic planning, digital media and marketing.
To find more on Michael visit his LinkedIn profile.