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Behind the Scenes: BiBiBop

Behind the Scenes: BiBiBop
There’s a growing trend of fast-casual design-your-own-meal restaurants, Chipotle, Piada and as of August 2013, BiBiBiop is populating the Columbus landscape with four locations across the city in less than a year and a half. The Korean-inspired chain takes a spin on a classic dish, offering a...
December 16th, 2014 | Behind the Scenes | Read More

At Work: treetree Moves to a New Space in the Arena District

At Work: treetree Moves to a New Space in the Arena District
A long-time empty space in the heart of the Arena District has received a new life. You may remember treetree’s old space in the Berry Boltworks Building. While they loved that space, they were quickly outgrowing it, and even when they gave The Metropreneur a tour in March of 2013, it was tight. “We...
December 15th, 2014 | At Work | Read More

Be Well Marketplace Centralizing B2B Sales for Beauty & Wellness Industries

Be Well Marketplace Centralizing B2B Sales for Beauty & Wellness Industries
Marketplaces offer the ease and convenience of finding everything you need in one location. Columbus-based Be Well Marketplace is designing an online platform that does just that for the beauty and wellness industries with a focus on business to business transactions. Looking to launch in January of...
December 10th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

Columbus-Based Grand Prix Karting Features One of Largest Indoor Tracks in U.S.

Columbus-Based Grand Prix Karting Features One of Largest Indoor Tracks in U.S.
Columbus thrill-seekers age eight to 88 can now zip around a half-mile indoor go-kart track at Grand Prix Karting located at 1300 Alum Creek Dr. The 120,000 square-foot east-side facility opened in June 2014 as one of the largest indoor go-karting tracks in America. Grand Prix has a little something...
December 5th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

Columbus Crowdfunding Roundup – December 2014

Columbus Crowdfunding Roundup – December 2014
This month two small but thriving businesses are seeking funds to help further increase their production. No stranger to crowdfunding success, Trident Designs releases another innovative product that might be the perfect gift for the techie in your life. Finally, an ambitious group from POINT are building...
December 1st, 2014 | Crowdfunding Roundup | Read More

Small Business Saturday – Shop Small, Dine Small

Small Business Saturday – Shop Small, Dine Small
The holiday shopping season has begun. While Black Friday used to be the main event, days like Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are targeting those after a non wait-in-line-at-4:00 a.m. shopping experience. Tomorrow marks the fourth annual Small Business Saturday. While Black Friday conjures...
November 28th, 2014 | Trendspotting | Read More

How Does Columbus Rank? CEOs for Cities Releases Benchmarking Study

How Does Columbus Rank? CEOs for Cities Releases Benchmarking Study
How does Columbus stack up against the rest? CEOs for Cities recently released City Vitals 3.0, a benchmarking study that compares the 130 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. in a number of factors. These statistical measures help a city understand their performance in four key areas – talent,...
November 27th, 2014 | Trendspotting | Read More

Spoolee Talks Collaboration and Kickstarter Success

Spoolee Talks Collaboration and Kickstarter Success
What makes a Kickstarter or crowdfunding campaign successful? There’s no magic formula and sometimes even the simplest of campaigns can earn thousands and thousands of dollars (potato salad, anyone?). But, Columbus has seen its share of startups with successful campaigns. A recent addition to the...
November 26th, 2014 | Behind the Scenes | Read More