The pandemic challenged businesses in new ways, putting events and plans on hold. But the small business community in Dayton hasn’t missed a beat.
Dayton is at the beginning of its startup-oriented renaissance and the Entrepreneurs' Center (EC) is poised to help assist future community growth.
Scott Koorndyk, president of the Entrepreneurs' Center, is confident the region will see a continued influx of new companies in 2022, pushing the region toward another record year. Koorndyk said the region has consistently broken records in the entrepreneurial space the last five years, even during the pandemic.
The startups that began their business journey between 2020 and 2021 show resilience. Koorndyk believes these small business owners will emerge with a clear sense of their brand and how to move forward for growth.