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Federal Labor Standards and Your Small Business

Federal Labor Standards and Your Small Business
Last year, the Department of Labor released a proposed rule change to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regarding overtime wages for salaried employees which could affect the wages of up to five million Americans. The Columbus Chamber understands that these changes can have a dramatic effect on the...
February 11th, 2016 | Chamber Connection | Read More

Mission Possible Consulting Group Helping Local Artisans Secure Retail Placement

Mission Possible Consulting Group Helping Local Artisans Secure Retail Placement
Mary B. Relotto used to own the stores that provided space for products from local small businesses and artisans, but now she’s flipping the equation around and helping the makers get shelf space. Relotto introduces Mission Possible Consulting Group. Mary Relotto “What I have learned over...
February 10th, 2016 | Business Profiles, Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Increase CDC’s Suite of Services Helping Businesses with Ideas, Loans & More

Increase CDC’s Suite of Services Helping Businesses with Ideas, Loans & More
Starting a business is no easy feat – entrepreneurs often need all the help they can get. Increase CDC offers a suite of services that range from helping the budding business owner find their best idea, to giving the established entrepreneur the tools they need to grow. From their location at 3433...
February 9th, 2016 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

North Country Charcuterie Crafting Cured Meats with an Ohio Twist

North Country Charcuterie Crafting Cured Meats with an Ohio Twist
There are a lot of local artisans in the food space – bakers, bread makers, coffee roasters – but what there are not a lot of are salami swamis. That’s the self-proclaimed title of James Forbes, the chef behind North Country Charcuterie. The business is family affair with mother Jane...
February 5th, 2016 | Business Profiles | Read More

Glenn Avenue Soap Company Opens Brick-and-Mortar in Grandview

Glenn Avenue Soap Company Opens Brick-and-Mortar in Grandview
About eight years ago, a local couple bid to rid their home of harmful chemicals, artificial fragrances and other toxic ingredients found in their family’s body care products. When the matriarch couldn’t find suitable alternatives, she decided to make it herself. Fast forward to 2016 and...
February 3rd, 2016 | Business Profiles | Read More

How Clean Energy Can Help Ohio Small Businesses

How Clean Energy Can Help Ohio Small Businesses
As a small business owner, I know that innovation is vital to Ohio’s economy. Businesses don’t get ahead by reinventing the wheel – they succeed by seizing opportunities to find better solutions to old problems. Innovation is the core behind each business’ success, and it’s key to Ohio’s...
February 2nd, 2016 | How-To Guides, Trendspotting | Read More

Columbus Crowdfunding Roundup – February 2016

Columbus Crowdfunding Roundup – February 2016
The crowdfunding campaigns keep on rolling in 2016. This month brings quite the variety from apps to urban farms. Two campaigns root for year-round produce in Central Ohio. A website wants to make the job search process easier. Fun comes in many forms, from a party app to a card game. Perhaps you will...
February 1st, 2016 | Crowdfunding Roundup | Read More

Little City Love Keepsake Cards Speak to the Power of Words

Little City Love Keepsake Cards Speak to the Power of Words
Local card maker Little City Love is crafting notes focused on the simplicity and power of words. “What we really wanted to do for cards was kind of get the design out of the way,” says Co-Founder Clay Fuller. “Letting those who said it best actually say it. We’re trying to create...
January 29th, 2016 | Business Profiles | Read More