Business in Orange Township

Celebrate local businesses in our community!  Show your love for local businesses! With over 2,000 businesses in our area, shop to support your community.

For every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $68 stays in the community. The same $100 at a national chain, only $43 stays in the community.  

Branding Orange Township - Case Study;  Chamber Event: Marketing 101 for Small Business Six-Pack Series;  Business Matters Forum; About the 7(a),504 & Microloans programs, plus more 

Orange Township has a great reputation. Family-oriented, centrally-located, active and peaceful are all words used to describe this quaint community. The problem: People didn’t quite know where the township started or ended. Sometimes, they didn’t even realize they were in Orange Township at all.


This lack of brand identity and clear boundaries are common challenges, especially for townships located near a big city. But to continue attracting residents and economic investment, they needed to put their stake in the ground and build a brand that reflects all they have to offer.


Discover the process and solution involved with identifying and branding our community.

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BUSINESS MATTERS FORUM


Tuesday, October 15, 2019
What is the role of business in society? How do we prepare the workforce of the future? What are the issues that matter most to the business community? 


Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and PBS NewsHour to explore these and other questions during Business Matters, a special forum for discussion of topics on the 2020 agenda.


Yamiche Alcindor, the White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour, will moderate a NewsHour Live discussion with some of the most influential business and community leaders in Central Ohio.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Breakfast and Networking:

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. ET

Panel Discussion:

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. ET

LOCATION: Idea Foundry, 2nd Floor Event Space, 421 West State Street, Columbus, OH 43215  LEARN MORE


SBA Small Business Lending Reflects Strong Economic Trends  SBA FY19 total loan volume reaches over $28 billion with more than 63,000 approved loans.  

About the 7(a), 504 and Microloan programs


The 7(a) loan program is the SBA's primary program for providing financial assistance to small businesses and offers guarantees on loans to small businesses of up to $5 million on reasonable terms and conditions. 7(a) loans are commonly used for acquiring land, purchasing equipment, or working capital. The CDC/504 loan program provides capital to small businesses for the acquisition of fixed assets to promote economic development in the form of long-term fixed-rate financing on reasonable terms. Under this program, the SBA authorizes Certified Development Companies (CDCs) to provide financing to small businesses with the help of third-party lenders (typically banks). The maximum loan amount is generally $5 million; however, certain eligible energy-efficient or manufacturing projects may qualify for up to $5.5 million. The Microloan program provides loans to not-for-profit lending intermediaries that, in turn, make loans of up to $50,000 to small businesses on reasonable terms.  LEARN MORE

Marketing 101 for Small Business Six Pack Series  How do you determine what type of marketing will be effective for your business goals? Where do you start? This series takes you from the first step of defining marketing through decision-making of where and how much to spend your marketing dollars; how to navigate your Internet presence; how to handle the press, requests for donations, your staff’s role in your brand and much more. This program runs from September 16 - October 21, 2019. Class size is limited, so sign up today LEARN MORE


Funding for veteran-owned small businesses. You can use SBA tools like Lender Match to connect with lenders. In addition, the SBA makes special consideration for veterans through several programs. 


Veteran business owners interested in finding out more information or applying for the September 2019 program can visit the VETRN website to complete an application, or send an email to info@vetrn.org.   To learn more about other SBA veterans programs and resources, visit VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESSES


About the Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.


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Helpful Information and Resources To Help Your Business Grow & Expand

9 Tips for Writing Powerful Email Subject Lines

Did you know that the average worker receives over 100 emails a day? That means there’s a Game of Thrones-style battle going on in every inbox to see who will make the cut and who will be banished to the spam folder.

So, what’s the best way to rise above the clutter? 

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The Ultimate Guide to Putting Facebook Ads to Work for Your Small Business

How can you make sure you’re getting the most out of your Facebook ads?   Statistics show that your organic Facebook posts might only reach about 2% of your followers on average. That means that as much as 98% of your followers could be missing out on what you’re posting. That’s a huge chunk of potential business!

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How To Create a Successful Educational YouTube Channel for Your Business

YouTubers are ubiquitous these days—whether they are giving makeup tips, battling it out on video games, or karaoking with celebrities in cars, they are racking up millions of views and building up a loyal following in the process.   But YouTube channels are not limited to makeup, gaming, or celebrity entertainment. Here are step-by-step instructions to get you started. 

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How To Promote Business on LinkedIn 

Social media offers many platforms for reaching customers. Using Facebook isn’t the same as Instagram, so it’s important to consider how you use each platform. LinkedIn can be a great marketing tool to reach other professionals and businesses. If you’re considering promoting your business on LinkedIn, here are tips to engage with your connections.

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Doing Business in Orange Township

Before doing business, Orange Township requires some basic information from potential vendors, along with state and federal forms. Please email or fax the required forms, to 740-548-7537, Attn: Orange Business.


 - All Vendors must complete and return the Orange Township Vendor Request Form (PDF format)


- All Vendors must complete and return the W-9 Form (PDF)


- Vendor expected to be paid more than $10,000 in a one year time period - State of Ohio Certification/Affidavid (PDF)

View some of the services and products the township frequently uses: 

- Office supplies

- Paper products

- Printing

- Cleaning Supplies

The OT Economic Development Advisory Board evolved into the OT Outreach and Communications Committee as a means to address and facilitate the connections between the Orange Township local government and all segments of the Orange Township residential and business population.  Please see the Orange Township Outreach and Communications Committee page for more information.

The purpose of this sign regulation is to promote and protect the public health by regulating existing and proposed outdoor signs of all types. It is intended to protect values, create a more attractive economic and business climate, enhance and protect the physical appearance and preserve the scenic and natural beauty of the communities and countryside, reduce sign distraction and obstructions that may contribute to traffic accidents, provide more open space and generally curb the deterioration of the

natural environment. READ MORE

Due to a recent change in Ohio Laws, the Board of Orange Township Trustees, on February 20, 2018, approved Resolution #18-083, which adopts the Registration and Regulation of Transient Vendors or “Door-to-Door” sales in Orange Township. 


Residents are now able to add their addresses to the Orange Township “Do Not Knock” Registry. This registry lists the addresses of those that Do Not desire to be solicited by door-to-door sales, and prohibit the vendors from knocking on your door.  


The up-to-date list of registered addresses will be provided to all registered vendors, and will soon be available for review on this website.  View List (Microsoft EXCEL FORMAT)


To be added to the “Do Not Knock” registry, please email your name and address to the Township Administrator at lbodnar@orangetwp.org with “DO NOT KNOCK” in the email subject line. For any questions, please call the Administrator at 740-548-5430 ext. 3108. 

Other information, resources and links for doing business in Orange Township, Ohio  LEARN MORE

Delaware County District Library Offers Free Access to Online Courses for Businesses

Lynda.com access is now available to all Delaware County District Library cardholders

Delaware, OH -- The Delaware County District Library (DCDL) is now offering cardholders free access to online educational courses from Lynda.com. Access to this learning tool was announced earlier this summer via a statewide partnership between the Ohio Library Council, the Ohio Public Library Information Network, and LinkedIn.  This will include courses on business topics and personal advance, such as:


· Job hunting and résumé or cover letter writing

· Business skills, communication, marketing, and leadership

· Data analysis, cloud computing, and server management

· Creative arts including 3D animation, video editing, photography, and more 


Now owned by LinkedIn, Lynda.com has been the leading provider of online learning content for 20 years. The service has more than 12,000 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. The video courses are taught by industry experts and are designed for any skill level. Lynda.com also offers more than 50 different learning paths to help users stay ahead in their current job or change careers.


Lynda.com is free to patrons of DCDL with a library card number and PIN. It can be accessed from any device with an internet connection inside or outside of the library. 


“We are very excited to be able to offer this resource to Delaware residents.," said George Needham, Director, DCDL. "Lynda.com will make it possible for users to prepare for new jobs or to improve the skills in their current positions, but it will also allow them to pursue new hobbies and maybe even find a new passion."


September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, but you don’t have to wait. Sign up now for a DCDL card and start learning with Lynda.com. LEARN MORE


Hannah Simpson

Communications Specialist - Delaware County District Library

84 E. Winter St

Delaware, OH 43015

(740) 362-3861

(740) 972-0513

FEATURED CONTRIBUTOR


Laurie Zinn lives in Orange Township, and is a freelance writer and owner of Line-By-Line. She helps businesses communicate with their customers through website content, blog articles, email marketing campaigns and social media. For more information about Line-By-Line, visit http://line-by-line.us or contact Laurie at laurie@line-by-line.us.   We are proud to have Laurie as our first Featured Contributor to our OC OPEN For Business page, and will be highlighting special how-to articles she has written to help with your business growth.  
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The purpose of the call to action is to continue the relationship with your potential customer. 

Close the deal. Ask for the order. Make the sale. These are conclusions to a sales call that we all learned in basic sales training. It’s one of the most important parts of the sales process. What’s the point in meeting with a customer if you don’t ask for the business or proceed to the next step?  LEARN MORE

Study Proves Spelling is Still Important in Text Messages and Social Medias 
Types of misspellings, commonly confused words and grammar rules, bothered respondents of all ages the most.

Mistakes make an impression about you and your business, so when you are composing or responding on the go to text messages, emails, or messages on social media, here are a few tips to keep in mind:   LEARN MORE

8 Types of Links to Include in Your Blog 
A blog is an important part of your business’s content marketing strategy.

And while the content you provide in your blog is of utmost importance, what you do with that content contributes to your overall marketing objectives.  Here are eight types of links you should consider including in your blog articles:
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5 Qualities of a Landing Page
A landing page is a stand-alone website page that has a specific purpose for your company.

Landing pages can be used to generate leads, by collecting your audience’s contact information in exchange for a free download. Once you identify why you need a landing page, you will begin to develop and design it. And as you are pulling together the information and writing the content, keep in mind the five qualities that every effective landing page should have:  LEARN MORE

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Economic Development - Starting & Growing Your Business

The Delaware County Economic  Development and Entrepreneur Center offers many resources for small businesses and professionals.  Below is a live feed from their Facebook page.  Additional information and resources are available on their website Delaware Means Business 
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