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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 Work-life balance is becoming an outdated notion, and instead, work-life integration is becoming a cultural norm.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

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