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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

How Does Columbus Rank? CEOs for Cities Releases Benchmarking Study

How Does Columbus Rank? CEOs for Cities Releases Benchmarking Study
How does Columbus stack up against the rest? CEOs for Cities recently released City Vitals 3.0, a benchmarking study that compares the 130 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. in a number of factors. These statistical measures help a city understand their performance in four key areas – talent,...
November 27th, 2014 | Trendspotting | Read More

Small Business Saturday Is Coming – Is Your Business Ready?

Small Business Saturday Is Coming – Is Your Business Ready?
Small Business Saturday is less than a week away. With only a few days to spare, is your business ready? And are you targeting the right customers? Columbus-based AudienceSCAN recently performed a survey over 14,000 people nationwide to gain insights into their Small Business Saturday shopping habits. Holiday...
November 24th, 2014 | Trendspotting | Read More

Capital Crossroads SID Discusses Untapped Retail Market Downtown

Capital Crossroads SID Discusses Untapped Retail Market Downtown
If there is one word to describe the retail market downtown, it’s untapped. With $350 million in annual retail spending potential, “We’re the largest untapped retail market in the region,” says Marc Conte, deputy director of research, planning and facilities at Capital Crossroads...
July 8th, 2014 | Trendspotting | Read More

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