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Michael Bowers
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Don't wait for someone else to fix a problem... Be the solution 
Quality customer services is expected. Bad service will lose you business. Here are five tips to help you be a hero and be the solution for your customer.
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Pick up Jason's new book and learn to be Awesome.
Oh hello G+'ers. Did you hear my book came out today? I'd love to have you grab a copy and learn from all my entrepreneurial mistakes over the years :)  #creativityforsale  
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What are you committed too? 
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MUST READ ALERT!!! Great insight on developing an outreach campaign.
A couple months ago, my friend, Amy Taylor, told me about a brand that she had fallen in love with: Poppy Soap Company. As soon as I heard about them, I made a mental note to buy soap. But, I got busy. Closed the tab in my browser. Moved on. Out of sight, out of …
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Not dead yet
Email Is Still the Best Thing on the Internet

"Yet, despite all the prognosticators predicting it will—choose the violence level of your metaphor—go out of style, be put out to pasture, or taken out back and shot, email grinds on."

Alexis Madrigal at The Atlantic Monthly on "the gentle, dependable workhorse that everyone relies on and nobody owns":
The gentle, dependable workhorse that everyone relies on and nobody owns
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How do you look at the possibility of failing? 
Realize that success isn't forever and failure is rarely final. The key is how you deal with the failure.
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"Live your life in beta" YES!!
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Looking to share your passion with the world? Check out Chris Brogan' new book for tips to build a successful business on your own terms. 
"The Freaks Shall Inherit The Earth" by Chris Brogan is for anyone who is truly passionate and would like to build a business around their passion.
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Do what you believe. Don't let someone else set your direction 
If you don't believe in yourself why should anyone else believe?
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Thanks +Lauren Michelle Kinsey for sharing my post. I think the 5 P's provide a good framework for those looking to start a business.
What stage of business development are you in? I know so many small business owners who haven't ever written a business plan, some who haven't even done the basic paperwork. They'd be much better off if they had worked the 5 P's from +Michael Bowers of the +Ohio Small Business Development Center 
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What's your take on increasing business with Social Media? I think we don't take the service experience far enough and are missing opportunities to really be great.

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Business Accelerator ~ Avid Blogger ~ Social Media Practitioner
Michael has worked with entrepreneurs and small business owners for over 25 years. He spent 11 years as the District Director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State where he worked closely with entrepreneurs and business owners assisting them in building their companies. He has a diverse business skill set with experience in banking, private equity, strategic planning, digital media and marketing. 

Michael is also an active business blogger at and can be found on many of your favorite social networks.
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Michael is an avid runner having completed 10 marathons. "What's worth doing is worth doing for 26.2."
  • Ohio State University
    MA Public Administration, 1998 - 1999
  • University of North Alabama
    BS Economics/Finance, 1982 - 1986
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Workforce and small business development specialist
  • Columbus State Community College
    Director, 2013 - present
  • Ohio SBDC at Columbus State
    Director, 2002 - 2013
  • Columbus Chamber of Commerce
    Vice President, 1999 - 2004
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The food is good when you can get it. This is the second time I have gone there and they not have Prime Rib. Note, they serve Prime Rib Friday, Saturday and Sunday's after 4:00. I ordered it on Sunday at 4:02 and they were out. They also had no Ranch dressing which seems like a staple that they would have. To top it off they didn't bring our appetizers. To be clear I won't be back. Pretty much any other steakhouse would have similar food quality without the frustration.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
. Great tour of military history
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
The venue is way to small so expect to wait. While the food is pretty good but it can't make up for the wait. It would also appear the kitchen needs an upgrade as once we finally got seated it took forever to get the food. If you go here and there is ANYONE waiting you should turn around and leave. Many places that would provide a better experience in Marysville.
Public - 5 years ago
reviewed 5 years ago
4 reviews
Posted open until 11:00 but out of tea and had packed up all food by 10:15. Really didn't seem to care much about not being able to serve me.
Public - 5 years ago
reviewed 5 years ago