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Facebook Algorithm Changes Impacting Small Businesses

Facebook Algorithm Changes Impacting Small Businesses
A quick Google search reveals there is no shortage of articles scrutinizing the recent algorithm changes to Facebook’s News Feed for Page content. But how are the recent changes affecting Central Ohio businesses? In August, Facebook announced changes to their news feed algorithms in an effort to...
January 7th, 2014 | Trendspotting | Read More

2013 Year In Review

2013 Year In Review
As 2013 comes to a close, it’s time to review the small business landscape in Columbus. The 36 articles below highlight new businesses, shed light on some unique apps, identify the abundant resources available for entrepreneurs in Columbus and offer some helpful advice. With a community that embraces...
December 30th, 2013 | Trendspotting | Read More

What’s in Store for Columbus Craft Breweries? More Beer.

What’s in Store for Columbus Craft Breweries? More Beer.
Columbus has seen an influx of craft breweries within the last few years. And there’s good news for beer lovers – the suds won’t stop flowing anytime soon. Mary Martineau, Executive Director of the Ohio Craft Brewers Assoication sums it up with her answer to the question, “What’s...
December 10th, 2013 | Trendspotting | Read More

Black Friday Boosts Sales for Short North Shops

Black Friday Boosts Sales for Short North Shops
Local businesses are capitalizing on days that shoppers are already eager to be out and about. Special holiday shopping days like Black Friday, Small Business Saturday or Cyber Monday take a bit of a twist when it comes to small businesses. Locally-owned shops typically can’t offer as deep of discounts...
November 22nd, 2013 | Trendspotting | Read More

Increasing Number of Farmers Markets Make Local Goods More Accessible

Increasing Number of Farmers Markets Make Local Goods More Accessible
Since 1876, Columbus has been home to a farmers market. The North Market opened 137 years ago and has provided a space for local farmers to sell their goods ever since. Now, Columbus boasts close to 40 farmers markets held everywhere from the heart of downtown to almost every neighborhood within the...
September 6th, 2013 | Trendspotting | Read More

2012 Year In Review

2012 Year In Review
As 2012 comes to a close, The Metropreneur staff has been reflecting on the stories we’ve published this year− profiles about new businesses and old ones, tips from experts and how-to guides intended to give entrepreneurs a leg up, and interviews with local movers and shakers who grew their small...
December 31st, 2012 | Trendspotting | Read More

Increased demand for apartments impacting smaller developers

Increased demand for apartments impacting smaller developers
For many, homeownership −an integral part the American dream for decades− has lost its allure. Potential buyers recognize that the commitment to homeownership makes it difficult to move for employment opportunities, says Mark Wood, president of Wood Companies. And at a time when unemployment rates...
October 22nd, 2012 | Trendspotting | Read More

On-street parking critical for small businesses survival

On-street parking critical for small businesses survival
Columbus’s Department of Public Service will install about 130 new parking meters along High Street between Goodale Avenue and Mound Street before the end of this year. It’s a controversial plan, and one that could have a considerable impact on shops and restaurants in the city’s urban...
September 6th, 2012 | Trendspotting | Read More