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Oasis City Church

The Scoop on how to be a Culinary Entrepreneur

Hear from Jimmy Mitchell, owner of Mitchell's Sauces and Spices and Michael Bowers, Director for the Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Columbus State Community College.

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The Scoop on how to be a Culinary Entrepreneur
The Scoop on how to be a Culinary Entrepreneur

Time & Location

Jun 22, 2024, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Oasis City Church, 975 Eastwind Dr #190, Westerville, OH 43081, USA

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About the event

Interested in starting a business in the food industry? Let us help you start off on the right foot!

Hear from Jimmy Mitchell, owner of Mitchell's Sauces and Spices and Michael Bowers, Director for the Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Columbus State Community College. 

This duo will cover the following subjects:

  • Challenges of being a small business owner
  • Managing inventory
  • The sales process
  • The pros and cons involved with being a “creative” and an entrepreneur
  • Lessons learned as a Gen-X entrepreneur
  • And, of course, they will answer your questions

Jimmy Mitchell Owner of J Mitchell’s Spices & Sauces LLC Native of Columbus, Ohio and graduate of Columbus East High School. Jimmy is married to Yvette of 42 years with 4 kids. He is a published author, and started several successful small businesses. Chef Jimmy has worked in the culinary field for over 35 years, from having his own restaurant & catering business to working in hotels & hospitals & care facili-ties. He is driven by passion for culinary expertise in order to grow an audience of satisfied customers. He loves being a resource to others that are starting small businesses. His current business: J Mitchell’s Spices & Sauces LLC, established April 0f 2018 is growing and becoming a household name. He created and perfected several spices and sauces that encompass enough flavors to enhance a myriad of traditional recipes. The diversity in J Mitchell’s unique combinations allows each spice and sauce to transition any dish into a truly exceptional dining experience. He has 6 products on the market, 4 spices & 2 sauces. All products are his orig-inal recipes. You can find his products in grocery stores, restaurants, sporting stores & many homes. With demands in Hawaii, Texas & Minnesota. And currently supplying the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium with one his Spice Blend. Awards/Accomplishments *Chef Jimmy was awarded top Top Ohio MBE for 2020 *LEDE certified with the Columbus City Schools *MBE, EDGE certified * He taught an Entrepreneur class at Columbus Downtown High School * 2023, Published a monthly social media page: The Professional Kitchen. A free advertising, highlighting local Chefs * 2023 received a Certificate of recognition for J Mitchell’s Spices & Sauces LLC from State Representative Latyna M. Humphrey * Guest speaker on many business platforms * Highlighted in Ohio Voyage Magazine * Special guest chef at 2023 & 2024 Fall Home & Garden show

Michael Bowers

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 Master’s in Public Administration from The Ohio State University. Michael is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Public Administration from Liberty University.

Michael has worked with entrepreneurs and small business owners for over 30 years, 20 of which have been in Columbus leading the SBDC. He has a diverse business skill set with experience in banking, private equity, strategic planning, leadership and public sector management.

To find more on Michael and the SBDC visit www.SBDCColumbus.com.

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