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Small Business Administration Releases Statistics on Small Business Landscape in Ohio

Small Business Administration Releases Statistics on Small Business Landscape in Ohio
The Small Business Administration recently released the Ohio Small Business Profile, providing statistics on the small business environment within the state. With 926,365 small businesses employing 2,074,595 workers, these enterprises employed about half of the state’s private workforce in 2011....
June 27th, 2014 | Trendspotting | Read More

Mobile Retail Trucks a Growing Trend

Mobile Retail Trucks a Growing Trend
Whether it’s their first venture into the retail market or a way to expand their business, a growing number of Columbus retailers are hitting the streets with mobile trucks. Retail trucks provide flexibility and an easier way to reach customers across the city, while typically providing a lower...
June 26th, 2014 | Trendspotting | Read More

Office Tour Series Brings New Business to Downtown

Office Tour Series Brings New Business to Downtown
Capital Crossroads SID wrapped up a six-part downtown office tour series that brought at least two new businesses to the area. A grant from the Create Columbus Commission made the program possible and also helped the SID launch a searchable online database of available office spaces downtown. “Overall...
June 24th, 2014 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Bearded Woodcraft Handcrafting Wood Wallets

Bearded Woodcraft Handcrafting Wood Wallets
Wood wallets? Bearded Woodcraft owner John Beard is used to the eyebrows that his company’s main product can raise, but he’s finding a market for the slender, hand-crafted wallets. “Everybody always says wood wallets with a question mark on the end,” Beard says. But once they...
June 23rd, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

Sweet Simpliciteas Opens Downtown Shop With Support from Entrepreneur Program

Sweet Simpliciteas Opens Downtown Shop With Support from Entrepreneur Program
A recent addition to the Downtown Columbus landscape is serving dessert teas from a storefront, promoting itself as a convenient location for people working downtown to grab lunch on the go accompanied by flavored teas, hot or iced. Located on 259 S. Third St., Sweet Simpliciteas prides itself of its...
June 20th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

ECDI Launches Fifth Third Learning Lab

ECDI Launches Fifth Third Learning Lab
The ECDI is celebrating the grand opening of the Fifth Third Learning Lab. In partnership with the bank, ECDI created a state-of-the-art training facility located at 1611 Old Leonard Ave., adjacent to their Columbus office, the will provide space for their host of training programs. “The Fifth Third...
June 20th, 2014 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

CredHive Doubles in Size, Earns Spot as TechColumbus Portfolio Company

CredHive Doubles in Size, Earns Spot as TechColumbus Portfolio Company
After launching earlier this year, anonymous job search platform, CredHive, is finding rapid success. By helping candidates emphasize their experience in a more personal way than a resume, “We’ve doubled across the board in the last month,” says CredHive Founder and CEO Tracey Parsons....
June 18th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

Olentangy Paddle Brings Kayak Rentals to the River

Olentangy Paddle Brings Kayak Rentals to the River
The removal of the 5th Avenue dam along the Olentangy River is giving rise to new business. Olentangy Paddle is offering kayak and canoe rentals for a 3.6 mile stroll down the Olentangy. Filling what owner Lisa Daris describes as a pent-up demand, the company made its first run on Mother’s Day...
June 17th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More