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Columbus Working Towards Kiva City Designation

Columbus Working Towards Kiva City Designation
Most people think of Kiva as the microlending platform for entrepreneurs in developing countries. However, a new program is bringing the platform stateside with Kiva Zip. Reese Neader has been tapped as Columbus’s first Kiva Fellow and will spend the next 12 months building awareness around the...
July 14th, 2015 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Improveit! 360’s Software Platform Aims to Increase Sales for Home Remodelers

Improveit! 360’s Software Platform Aims to Increase Sales for Home Remodelers
Anybody who has ever held a sales job knows just how difficult tracking multiple leads can be. Organization is key, and even then it’s all too easy for leads to get lost in the shuffle. Columbus-based improveit! 360 has developed a software as a service (SaaS) platform for home remodelers to never...
July 10th, 2015 | Business Profiles | Read More

Don’t forget about YP2s: Why You Should Consider Hiring Young Professional Parents

Don’t forget about YP2s: Why You Should Consider Hiring Young Professional Parents
It seems almost daily we see companies, city leaders and economic developers talk about the importance of attracting and retaining Young Professionals, also known as YPs. These organizations are trying to figure out ways to retain the YPs. Economic developers plan more shopping destinations and dining...
July 9th, 2015 | Chamber Connection | Read More

Root 23 Handcrafting All-Natural, Flavorful Simple Syrups

Root 23 Handcrafting All-Natural, Flavorful Simple Syrups
Even the healthiest of eaters go for a splurge from time to time. And sometimes that splurge is alcohol. A new simple syrup company aims to give that guilty-pleasure cocktail the healthiest twist possible. Columbus-based Root 23 is simmering a line of handcrafted simple syrups packed with locally sourced...
July 8th, 2015 | Business Profiles | Read More

Columbus Crowdfunding Roundup – July 2015

Columbus Crowdfunding Roundup – July 2015
If you’re feeling charitable or wanting to show some local love, there’s A LOT happening in the crowdfunding world in Columbus this month. Food, farms and games are among these 13 campaigns vying for dollars to expand, launch, build, revolutionize and entertain. Sweet Carrot Grandivew Sweet...
July 6th, 2015 | Crowdfunding Roundup | Read More

Designing Local Helping Cities Develop Unique Identities

Designing Local Helping Cities Develop Unique Identities
Local is a word heard often in reference to buying local or supporting local, but a new team of city planners is focused on designing local. The goal serves as the namesake for the business that launched in May 2014. Co-Founders Kyle Ezell, Amanda Golden and Josh Lapp are helping communities figure out...
July 1st, 2015 | Business Profiles | Read More

Skip the Dishes Expands to First U.S. Market in Columbus

Skip the Dishes Expands to First U.S. Market in Columbus
From Canada to Columbus, the city’s reputation as a testing ground – and its vibrant food scene – brought food delivery platform Skip the Dishes down from up north and into its first U.S. market. “Our strategy has been to go to market where there’s great food,” says Co-Founder Andrew...
June 30th, 2015 | Business Profiles | Read More

Virtual Agency Virge Branding Taking on Conventional Firms

Virtual Agency Virge Branding Taking on Conventional Firms
When it comes to branding and advertising, there’s normally two options: hire a full-service agency of record for everything (expensive) or multiple boutique firms for different projects (disjointedness). New agency Virge Branding presents a third option with virtual teams of A-listers to do whatever...
June 26th, 2015 | Business Profiles | Read More