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Scaling a Culture: The Business of People

Scaling a Culture: The Business of People
As a job seeker, finding a business that’s a good cultural fit is becoming just as important as finding a position that matches your skill set. Work-life balance is becoming an outdated notion, and instead, work-life integration is becoming a cultural norm. It’s not asking people to change...
May 14th, 2015 | How-To Guides | Read More

How To Approach a Developer

How To Approach a Developer
The finer points of approaching a developer are one of the many actionable things over 1,200 registered attendees are learning at the first annual Columbus Startup Week. Dan Rockwell of Big Kitty Labs dished on the do’s and don’ts of working with a developer, and gave anyone with an app idea...
May 8th, 2015 | How-To Guides | Read More

How To Rebuild Your Business After a Natural Disaster

How To Rebuild Your Business After a Natural Disaster
It’s a nightmare and worst-case scenario. A natural disaster like a fire or flood can be catastrophic for a small business. While it’s something every business owner would rather not think about, it’s far better to make sure your business is prepared than one day be out of options. Columbus-based...
September 30th, 2014 | How-To Guides | Read More

How To Prepare Your Business for a Festival

How To Prepare Your Business for a Festival
The advent of spring means it’s festival season and there is no shortage of options! Perfecting your festival to-go kit takes time, but some seasoned veterans lend their advice on what you need, what you should ask and how to create a display that will attract customers. What to Ask. The first...
May 8th, 2014 | How-To Guides | Read More

How To Create the Perfect Pitch

How To Create the Perfect Pitch
With a vibrant entrepreneurial community, budding business owners in Columbus have a variety of pitch platforms they can utilize to gain feedback on their ideas. From SunDown RunDown, Startup Weekend and WakeUp StartUp, to a multitude of events at OSU, there are ample opportunities for a business to...
April 25th, 2014 | How-To Guides | Read More

Conway Center Offers Advice on How to Pass on a Family Business

Conway Center Offers Advice on How to Pass on a Family Business
Passing on a family business is a complex and delicate process – and one that shouldn’t be entered into lightly. An expert on the topic, Conway Center for Family Business Co-Founder Bea Wolper answers The Metropreneur’s questions on how to pass on a family business. [M] How can a business...
March 24th, 2014 | How-To Guides | Read More

How To Open an Antique Booth

How To Open an Antique Booth
From the Greater Columbus Antique Mall to Grandview Mercantile to the Heritage Square Antique Mall, Central Ohio has a treasure trove of antique stores where something old can turn into something new to you. Such locations house several vendors with individual booths looking to sell their found treasures....
December 3rd, 2013 | How-To Guides | Read More

How to Start a Microbrewery

How to Start a Microbrewery
Over the last couple years, small, independent breweries have been cropping up left and right in Central Ohio. For many beer aficionados, sharing their very own recipe with the masses sounds like a dream come true. However, it’s important to realize that it takes a whole lotta planning and work...
April 9th, 2013 | How-To Guides | Read More