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Closing the Perception Gap: Dispelling Midwest Myths

Closing the Perception Gap: Dispelling Midwest Myths
The upcoming TrustBelt Conference is aimed at shaking up perceptions of the Midwest. But what are those assumed presumptions and what’s the actual story? Sophia Koropeckyj, a managing director at Moody’s Analytics, will share trends and economic indicators that tell the true story of the...
May 27th, 2015 | Trendspotting | Read More

Logistics Industry Growing & Taking High-Tech Turn in Central Ohio

Logistics Industry Growing & Taking High-Tech Turn in Central Ohio
Logistics is an industry that’s performing very well in the Central Ohio region. It’s giving Columbus a name across the world, but taking a closer look, the industry is a lot different than most might perceive. “We’re absolutely a global logistics player as a region,” says Kenny...
May 18th, 2015 | Trendspotting | Read More

5 Key Ingredients for a Strong Startup Ecosystem

5 Key Ingredients for a Strong Startup Ecosystem
On Monday, The Metropreneur discussed how to measure an entrepreneurial ecosystem, but what ingredients help foster a successful system? Another Startup Week event discussed the five factors necessary to build a strong culture of entrepreneurialism. In conjunction with Google, UP Global (the national...
May 13th, 2015 | Trendspotting | Read More

Measuring an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem & How Columbus Stacks Up

Measuring an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem & How Columbus Stacks Up
Columbus being one of the six cities across the U.S. to hold a Startup Week means there is obviously a huge local interest in startups and entrepreneurialism. But how does that ecosystem translate into data? How is it doing? The burst of entrepreneurialism over the last few years is carving a new need...
May 11th, 2015 | Trendspotting | Read More

Project Funded: What Happens After a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Project Funded: What Happens After a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign
A successfully funded project is only half the battle when it comes to crowdfunding. You’ve got the money, now what? There’s rewards to be met and a timeline to follow, and, as many of the organizers behind some of Columbus’ most recent successfully funded product campaigns can tell...
April 22nd, 2015 | Trendspotting | Read More

2015 Economic Forecast Calls for 21,000 New Jobs in Columbus

2015 Economic Forecast Calls for 21,000 New Jobs in Columbus
Predicting that it’s going to be a pretty good year is an altogether rare and fun thing for an economist to say, but that’s exactly what Bill LaFayette, owner of Regiononmics, foresees for Columbus in 2015. “[The Columbus Forecast] is calling for an increase in employment of about...
January 19th, 2015 | Trendspotting | Read More

Alternative Funding Sources: Exploring Peer-to-Peer Lending

Alternative Funding Sources: Exploring Peer-to-Peer Lending
Business owners are always talking capital – generally lack thereof or how to get it. There are several ways to get capital, none of them necessarily easy and each with their own challenges. Crowdfuning has become an industry favorite for statups as a means of idea justification and quick access...
January 14th, 2015 | Trendspotting | 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