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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

Sokol & Associates Offers Restaurant Brokerage and Consulting Services

Sokol & Associates Offers Restaurant Brokerage and Consulting Services
The Columbus food scene is growing with what seems like a new bar or restaurant opening every week. Behind the scenes is restaurant brokerage firm Sokol & Associates. “We specialize in brokering and selling restaurants and bars,” Owner Randy Sokol says. Businesses hire them to find buyers...
May 6th, 2014 | Business Profiles, Trendspotting | Read More

Columbus has Room to Grow When it Comes to Supporting Local

Columbus has Room to Grow When it Comes to Supporting Local
Columbus is home to a number of small businesses and entrepreneurs. Much of the city encompasses a spirit of supporting local, and many owners say that it’s one of the best things about owning a business in Columbus. Areas like Short North are packed with local spots, and The Metropreneur’s...
February 3rd, 2014 | Trendspotting | Read More