Episode 86: Nevin Bansal – Small Business, Nonprofits & Community Impact

by | Mar 28, 2021 | Interviews with Leaders | 0 comments

“Figure out something that you can really, really get behind personally that has a personal feeling for you, and identify how you can really make an impact there.”

-Nevin Bansal

Nevin Bansal is the Founder and CEO of Outreach Promotional Solutions, a Columbus-based, award-winning marketing agency that provides marketing products and creative services for businesses and nonprofits. Nevin is also the Founder and Executive Director of Small Biz Cares, a nonprofit that engages small businesses for philanthropy and community impact. Nevin has almost 20 years of diverse corporate and small business experiences in marketing, finance, operations, accounting, and strategy. Nevin has an MBA with honors from the Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business.

Nevin is an active volunteer in the business community. In addition to serving as Executive Director and Chairman of Small Biz Cares, Nevin is a Board Member for the Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio, the Greater Cleveland Partnership, and the Council of Smaller Enterprises. Nevin is a former member of the Columbus Chamber Small Business Council and the Fisher College of Business Alumni Board. Nevin is also a member of the inaugural class of Columbus CEO’s Future 50, which recognizes innovative and creative leaders who are making a difference in Central Ohio.

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00:03:27 Welcome, Nevin!
00:03:54 Surviving as a Business Owner in a Pandemic
00:10:13 An Outpouring of Nonprofit Support
00:13:01 Nevin’s Lack of Fulfillment in Corporate America
00:16:47 Small Biz Cares
00:19:16 How to Do Good as a Small Business
00:23:13 Nevin’s Unique Philanthropic Vision
00:27:42 Small Biz Cares Programming
00:31:58 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
00:37:49 Challenges in Growing Philanthropic Engagement
00:44:07 Getting Back to Normal in 2021
00:48:47 The Biggest Needs to be Solved
00:51:36 Members Small Biz Cares is Looking For
00:53:19 Resources Nevin is Looking For
00:55:39 Nevin’s Life-Changing Book
00:57:37 Nevin’s Personal Call to Action
00:59:33 Connecting with Nevin
01:00:15 Thank You, Nevin!

Nevin’s Life-Changing Book
“The Art of War” by Sun Tzu

Books Mentioned
“The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield

Additional Resources
She Has a Name
Dueling Axes
George Floyd
Columbus Urban League
YWCA Columbus
Columbus State Community College
Homeless Families Foundation
LifeCare Alliance
Women’s Small Business Accelerator

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