Ohio Christian University’s School of Business & Government® hosted its seventh annual Small Business Round Table on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017.
Over eighty OCU students and five business executives, most of whom own small businesses, discussed what it takes to start and manage a small business and how to stay successful.
Discussants on this year’s roundtable included Mike Cessna, owner of My Auto Care; Chris Farrell, owner of Farrell Fit; Jim Cook, owner of Cooks Creek Golf Club; and Megan VanBuskirk and Ana Purpero, owners of Paper City Coffee.
Students engaged with these business owners, asking practical, applicable questions. The executives emphasized the importance of character, hard work, time management, finding your passion, and discipline as significant success factors in business ownership.
Many participating students are working on business plans for OCU’s annual $10,000 Dollar Business Plan Competition, being held this coming spring. Consequently, the roundtable discussion was particularly useful and informative for students who are creating plans.
OCU’s School of Business & Government places high value and importance on practical learning, which is why business people are regularly invited to the school for dialogues with students.
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