Archive for the ‘Articles’ Category

2015 Year in Review: July – December

2015 Year in Review: July – December
Don’t miss our recap of the first half of the year, found here! We have even more highlights, issues to tackle and businesses changing industries that made headlines in the second half of 2015. July Buying local or supporting local are oft-heard phrases, but Designing Local is focused on figuring...
December 30th, 2015 | Trendspotting | Read More

2015 Year in Review: January – June

2015 Year in Review: January – June
Goodbye, 2015! If the number of stories that have rolled across our desk at The Metropreneur this year is any indication, there’s a lot happening in the small business world in Columbus. Here are some of the the best profiles, biggest trends and most insightful advice from the 2015 archives. January Retro...
December 29th, 2015 | Trendspotting | Read More

Most Funded Crowdfunding Campaigns in Columbus 2015

Most Funded Crowdfunding Campaigns in Columbus 2015
Columbus had its fair share of business-based crowdfunding campaigns this year, with 73 different campaigns making our monthly roundup – that’s more than one a week! Today, we take a look at some of the most successful campaigns for the year. We’ve tallied up the most funded campaigns...
December 28th, 2015 | Trendspotting | Read More

Program for Women Angel Investors Coming to Columbus, Looking for Participants

Program for Women Angel Investors Coming to Columbus, Looking for Participants
A new program looks to build a stronger network of women angel investors in Central Ohio. The nationally-recognized Pipeline Angels program is coming to Columbus, offering a bootcamp for new investors, as well as a pitch summit where the newly minted investors will back their first business. In partnership...
December 23rd, 2015 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Entrepreneur Exchange Program Looking for Businesses Ready to Take Operations to Next Level

Entrepreneur Exchange Program Looking for Businesses Ready to Take Operations to Next Level
Small businesses make up the backbone of the American economy. The Small Business Administration has found that businesses with a few years of experience generating just under one million dollars in revenue have some of the best potential to grow, creating revenue and jobs. “[The SBA] came up...
December 16th, 2015 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

At Work: On-Target Design’s Cool Office Remodel in New Albany

At Work: On-Target Design’s Cool Office Remodel in New Albany
Moving an office can be quite a headache, but when you find the perfect place, it is very rewarding. Nate Strine was looking for a new home for his business, On-Target Design. Strine started the creative firm when he was just out of college. “With a business and economics degree, I wasn’t...
December 15th, 2015 | At Work | Read More

Young Entrepreneur Turning Reclaimed Wood into Custom Projects

Young Entrepreneur Turning Reclaimed Wood into Custom Projects
A chance meeting at a farmers market gave a young business owner the opportunity to showcase his work at one of the newest restaurants in Columbus. Woodworker Tyler Slagle started Handcrafting Ohio just two years ago and landed Copious in the Brewery District as one of his first major projects. “I...
December 14th, 2015 | Business Profiles | Read More

Columbus is the World’s Best…

Columbus is the World’s Best…
Columbus 2020 formed five years ago to drive economic development in the 11-country region that is Central Ohio, setting a number of ambitious goals. The headway made on these goals in just five years is far surpassing expectations. Over 100,000 net new jobs have been created and $6.32 billion in capital...
December 11th, 2015 | Trendspotting | Read More