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Jason Duff


Columbus, Ohio Area

Member Since March 2012


Jason Duff is a speaker, consultant, coach, award-winning serial entrepreneur from Columbus, Ohio.Recognized as one of Gen Y’s foremost business leaders, Jason’s ideas, projects, and business strategies have been recognized in numerous magazines and television networks –including ABC, FOX, Young Money, and INC Magazine. With achievements and credentials reading more common of a man twice his age, Duff's success is an example of how entrepreneurship and financial stewardship can transform communities locally, and abroad. As Founder and CEO of two companies; Community Storage & Properties, LTD. and COMSTOR Outdoor, LTD., Duff has successfully built two ventures with annual revenues exceeding $1 million dollars. Over 80% of these revenues have been reinvested in local economic development projects which include the creation of two banks, two industrial parks, a grocery store and a network of over 25 commercial properties. In addition to his businesses, Duff currently serves as Vice President for an additional three family-owned companies with a legacy of operations now spanning over 50 years and four generations. To learn more of his experience and accomplishments visit: With roots running deep in the heartland of America’s “small-town USA” environment, Duff’s true distinction is his passion, tenacity and leadership in working to strengthening local business. His work as real estate developer and revitalization advocate has earned him the prestigious Global Student Entrepreneurship Social Impact Award in 2005 , certifying his distinction as the “Main Street CEO”. Duff enjoys teaching and is an active speaker for the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour which connects with thousands of aspiring college age entrepreneurs each year. Duff enjoys serving on numerous boards of non-profit organizations and universities; in advisory and executive capacities.

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Members of Young Entrepreneur Council offer tips for developing effective, sales-boosting e-commerce ads. E-commerce is a great way for a business to boost its sales, especially in today's world of social distancing and online shopping. But with so many businesses gravitating toward e-commerce, the space has become rather crowded. Companies that want to sell online successfully need to maximize their advertising efforts and keep attracting new customers. To help, 12 members of Young Entrepreneur Council shared some effective ways to take your e-commerce advertising to the next level. Follow their tips to keep customers coming in your virtual door, even during your off-season.

15 Tips for Developing an Effective Success Plan

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Plans are crucial to success in any endeavor. It doesn't matter if that project is building a business or writing a book. Without planning, even the most well-intentioned projects can hit a roadblock and stop. Developing a success plan takes time and effort. It also requires a certain level of experience, and newcomers are unfortunately hit with this realization after they start their projects. Moreover, not all success plans are functional. What sets the viable success plans apart from the amateurish ones? Fifteen entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur Council share their best tips for success planning and explain why their advice is particularly useful in implementing a plan.

Nine Common Misconceptions About Changing Habits

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Switching a “bad” habit for a good one is not always the best option. We all have bad habits or simply attitudes or routines we would like to change because they are not healthy for us. While not all bad habits are truly bad, it’s important to be able to discern what needs to change for us to advance in our personal and professional life. The internet is full of advice and tips from self-proclaimed gurus on how to shake off a bad habit, but that doesn’t mean their advice works for everyone. Changing your habits is a huge step to take, but before embarking on this journey, you need to become aware of the most common pitfalls and misconceptions of effecting this kind of change. To help, nine members of Young Entrepreneur Council look at the most common misconceptions and why they may impact your ability to successfully change habits.

Company details


Company bio

Small Nation develops places, spaces and dreams for small towns and small town entrepreneurs across the country


Commercial Real Estate

Company size

11 - 50