Archive for the ‘How-To Guides’ Category

How to Set Up Your Craft Booth

How to Set Up Your Craft Booth
Happy festival season! As Columbus finally gets back outdoors, so come the markets, festivals and more – Sunlight Market, Moonlight Market, ComFest, Independent’s Day, Made Local Marketplace. All showcase the creative talents of Central Ohio’s artisans. Festivals are a great opportunity...
April 27th, 2016 | How-To Guides | Read More

How to Protect Your Business’ Data

How to Protect Your Business’ Data
The average emailer knows that a Nigerian Prince doesn’t really have $12 million sitting in a bank account somewhere ready to give to you, but in today’s digital world, threats to your business and personal data are getting more sophisticated. Phishing emails, Ransomware, social engineering –...
April 22nd, 2016 | How-To Guides | Read More

How to Navigate Finding Office Space as a Small Business

How to Navigate Finding Office Space as a Small Business
Business is great. You’re growing, hiring more employees…running out of office space. New digs would have been nice – yesterday. Although it is one of a business’ biggest monthly expenses, office space tends to be a secondary thought. “It should be something you are considering...
March 31st, 2016 | Entrepreneurial Support, How-To Guides | Read More

Are You Ready to Franchise?

Are You Ready to Franchise?
Franchising can be an amazing vehicle to grow your concept to levels that you never dreamed possible. But, if it is not done the right way, franchising can also be a way to spend lots of money on lawyers and accountants – only to eventually lose control of your concept. Matt Crumpton A franchise business...
March 1st, 2016 | How-To Guides | Read More

How Clean Energy Can Help Ohio Small Businesses

How Clean Energy Can Help Ohio Small Businesses
As a small business owner, I know that innovation is vital to Ohio’s economy. Businesses don’t get ahead by reinventing the wheel – they succeed by seizing opportunities to find better solutions to old problems. Innovation is the core behind each business’ success, and it’s key to Ohio’s...
February 2nd, 2016 | How-To Guides, Trendspotting | Read More

A Small Business Owner & Entrepreneur’s Guide to Healthcare Part 2

A Small Business Owner & Entrepreneur’s Guide to Healthcare Part 2
In part one of a small business owner and entrepreneur’s guide to healthcare, we discussed the legal obligations of providing insurance, and what to do if you are an individual seeking coverage. In part two, we’ll discuss what providing benefits looks like for small business owners today,...
September 11th, 2015 | How-To Guides | Read More

A Small Business Owner & Entrepreneur’s Guide to Healthcare Part 1

A Small Business Owner & Entrepreneur’s Guide to Healthcare Part 1
How a business owner should approach health insurance is one loaded question. An issue of increasing complexity, it’s not something a business owner or entrepreneur should tackle on their own. To help demystify the process (at least somewhat), The Metropreneur spoke with insurance provider InHealth...
September 11th, 2015 | How-To Guides | Read More

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