Melanie McIntyre has served as editorial director of The Metropreneur since its launch in 2010. She previously worked as a staff writer for a business and legal newspaper, where she wrote more than 500 stories about finance and real estate and development in Central Ohio. Since 2008, Melanie has worked on a freelance basis for several local entities, including Columbus Underground, where she is a featured writer. She also blogs about fashion, style, and pop culture at Thoroughly Modern Melly. Melanie is a graduate of The Ohio State University, lives in the Short North, and enjoys reading and running.
As director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State Community College, Michael Bowers works directly with hundreds of small business owners each year. He hears their stories and has developed a keen understanding of what they want and need to succeed in this economy.
Based on... May 20th, 2013 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More
The Metropreneur and Rotary District 6690 have teamed up to host the first-ever Central Ohio Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
Six businesses have been named finalists: Billy Two Shoes; CivitasNow; Freedom a la Cart; Freshbox Catering; Fulcrum Creatives; and The Greener Grocer.
The finalists... May 17th, 2013 | Announcements | Read More
The first time Neal Applefeld read about augmented reality, he was captivated. The idea that digital content could be triggered in the live world fascinated him. At the time, the technology was just making the leap from desktop to mobile.
After creating a toy with an integrated digital experience and... May 14th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More
Small businesses give Columbus high marks when rating the most supportive cities in the country, according to the results of a recent survey.
In fact, Columbus earned an “A” in several categories of the Thumbtack.com Small Business Friendliness Survey, including overall small business friendliness... May 13th, 2013 | Announcements | Read More
Black Enterprise’s 2013 Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo kicks off Wednesday at the Columbus Convention Center.
The three-day event, which is expected to bring more than 1,200 entrepreneurs and corporate executives to Columbus, aims to provide attendees with the newest and most innovative strategies... May 10th, 2013 | Announcements | Read More
Eleven local business owners have been selected as finalists for INCREASE Community Development Corporation’s 9th annual Micro Entrepreneur Awards.
This year’s finalists include Wanda Brown of Sisters Network of Columbus; Tyrrea Byrd of Cakes by Tyrrea; Karen Dawson of LeaderSpark Inc.; Shellee... May 9th, 2013 | Announcements | Read More
SunDown RunDown is an evening business pitch event that launches this month.
The purpose of SunDown RunDown is to offer entrepreneurs a chance to present their ideas in an unfiltered manner and make a connection with someone who can help them in some way, whether that be a cash investment or help... May 7th, 2013 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More
Skreened spin-off Print Syndicate plans to expand considerably in the next three years.
The e-commerce company last week announced that it will hire 150 employees by 2016− an expansion that will increase its current workforce more than tenfold. Hires will include graphic designers, digital illustrators,... May 6th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More