Do not attempt to tell Mike DeVine that Dallas-Fort Worth has a better climate for small business than Columbus. The psychologist simply moved his business-coaching practice from Plano, Texas, to Central Ohio because he saw more chance here.
You think about moving your family and company halfway across the country and you keep getting recognition,” he stated of the relocation for 2-year-old DeVine Consulting.
Itself a small company 3 full-time workers in downtown Columbus and numerous remote independent specialists the practice’s target market is mainly little to medium companies. He pointed out the varied markets of Central Ohio, including logistics, retail, health care and satellites of global corporations.
It’s such a variety of different businesses to deal with, DeVine stated. We don’t see that in Dallas. We see the market extremely concentrated with oil and gas, energy.
Dallas-Fort Worth Ranked No. 10 while Columbus is 66th in an index of 106 urban markets for small-business vitality determined by American City Business Journals, according to the cover story of this week’s Columbus Business.
Small business is the foundation of this country, DeVine said. We’re also the most stressed out.
DeVine does leadership training, organizational analysis for instance how household characteristics impact operations of a household business and helps services restructure working with procedures and questions to ensure a much better suitable for brand-new hires.
The practice leases an office on Summit Street ignoring Columbus Commons. When he last lived here the park with buildings popping up around its perimeter was a shopping mall.
There’s all this advancement … all this money being bought the facilities of the city, he stated.
A Columbus native who satisfied his Cleveland-born wife in Texas, DeVine had family needs to move back but stated he wouldn’t have if business prospects weren’t so great. His goal is to top $500,000 income this year and hit $2 million within 5 years.
Truthfully it’s been remarkable, he said. Having friends and family, that’s the networks I truly used. If I didn’t understand anyone here, it may be a various story.