Anne Evans is the Co-Founder and Director of Operations for TheMetropreneur and ColumbusUnderground. She also regularly contributes to both sites with features focusing on living (At Home) and working (At Work) in urban areas and creative spaces. She enjoys scrapbooking, parties, her family and restoring a 100+ year old home close to Downtown Columbus.
Going into business with friends can be a challenge, but for Nick Seguin, Matt Dopkiss, and Bobby Whitman, they have seen their company Dynamit grow from their partnership to a company with 46 full-time employees and a 9,300 square-foot office space.
Dopkiss, CEO, and Whitman, COO, were both in a PhD... June 16th, 2014 | At Work | Read More
When you are building your company, the most important factor -after having your financials in order- is finding the right people to create the culture you are looking for.
“Building a great culture where people want to come to work can be challenging,” says Chris Rockwell, President of Lextant.... May 16th, 2014 | At Work | Read More
Some people just know from a young age that they want to own their own business.
Cheryl Beachy Stauffer
“I knew at the age of 13 that I would own my own business,” says Cheryl Beachy Stauffer, Principal and CEO of Crimson Design Group. “After working in the design industry I knew it... April 21st, 2014 | At Work | Read More
Alex Traxler was just about to close on a space to house his growing business, Griffen Hollow Studio, when a friend mentioned he should come take a look at sharing a space he had near the south end of The Ohio State University.
“I struck up a conversation asking Andrew Kern if he wanted to split... March 14th, 2014 | At Work | Read More
If you frequent Schiller Park, you have probably noticed that Head of the Park Hair Salon has left the building on the corner of Stewart and City Park Avenues. In 2011, after 28 years of leasing that space, owner and hair stylist Mindy Coffey became aware of a unique property, decided to purchase that... February 19th, 2014 | At Work | Read More
A home office is often a great way to begin a business, but moving into a separate office space can be a wonderful way to grow it. When Tim Lai was let go from a job at a bigger architecture firm in 2010, he saw it as an opportunity to start his own practice. His wife, Eliza Ho, was able to help it... January 15th, 2014 | At Work | Read More
People often meet through mutual friends, and the outcome is often a new friend, a spouse, or a business partner. For Ashley Wilcox and Lily Glass, their meeting led to friendship and a collaborative business idea.
“After several mutual friends told each of us “You have to meet each other”... December 16th, 2013 | At Work | Read More
Justin Collamore looked at nearly forty spaces before finding a great spot for his company, Collamore Built to call home.
“I had always just wanted to be in an older building, but nothing really called to me,” he says when talking about his search. “I needed somewhere that I could see... November 15th, 2013 | At Work | Read More