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Wednesday, May 6 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
SMALL RETAIL 101: Getting Started FULL

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Iterested in starting your own thing but don’t know where to start? Daniel White will present entrepreneurs with an introduction to Columbus’ Economic and Community Development Institute's (ECDI) RISE Program’s 8-hour training program, which covers business planning, sales and promotion, seasonal merchandising, marketing strategies, branding, product selection, merchandising displays, and store systems. 

This small retail primer will educate participants in the art of differentiation, self promotion, and merchandising. The session includes an in-depth conversation with Steven H.O. Fireman, ECDI President, and Alicia Grantham, Director of Business and Food Incubation, providing perspective as lender, advocate, and business owner.


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Steve Fireman

An accomplished entrepreneur, Steve Fireman has taken his experience and success as a business owner and attorney to the non-profit world. He currently serves as the President and General Counsel of the Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI). Fireman practiced Law at... Read More →
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Alicia Grantham

Director of Business and Food Incubation Services,, ECDI
Alicia Grantham joined ECDI in early 2013, and oversees the overall operations of ECDI’s Incubation Programs, including: the Food Fort, a food based business incubator; RISE, a retail training incubator; and WIN, a shared office space incubator. She is a licensed attorney and... Read More →
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Daniel White

Daniel has been working within the retail field most his career. Currently, and over the last 13 years, as a leader within The Container Store. Recognized as one of Fortune Magazine Best Companies to Work For 16 years in a row. Daniel has recruited, hired, trained, and managed teams... Read More →

Wednesday May 6, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
The Perch 45 E Lincoln Street, Columbus, OH 43215

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