Archive for the ‘Governance’ Category

Columbus Chamber opposes Ohio Issue 2

Columbus Chamber opposes Ohio Issue 2
The Columbus Chamber yesterday announced its opposition to Ohio Issue 2, the Ohio redistricting amendment that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. The proposed constitutional amendment would create an unelected, 12-member commission that would draw legislative and congressional districts; the commission...
September 20th, 2012 | Governance | Read More

Community market operation gets easier in Columbus

Community market operation gets easier in Columbus
Entrepreneurs looking to launch community market ventures can celebrate today, as their work just got a little bit easier. Columbus City Councilmember Michelle M. Mills, chair of the public safety and judiciary committee, announced earlier this week that proposed “community market” legislation...
May 18th, 2012 | Governance | Read More

JOBS Act allows startups to grow with crowdfunding

JOBS Act allows startups to grow with crowdfunding
The new the Jumpstart Our Businesses and Startups Act has opened the door for crowdfunding, a boon to fledgling startups in Central Ohio seeking new ways to raise equity. The law, which was signed by President Obama on April 5, provides a new source of funding other than loans, angel investors, or venture...
May 4th, 2012 | Governance | Read More

New law expected to help Ohio’s microdistilleries

New law expected to help Ohio’s microdistilleries
A new law that takes effect March 22 is expected to help spirits producers in Ohio expand operations. House Bill 243, introduced by Ohio Reps. Casey Kozlowski and Ron Young, allows microdistillers to sell spirits in full-size bottles at their facilities for carry out without having a special permit. Under...
March 6th, 2012 | Governance | Read More

Tax assistance, amnesty available for small businesses

Tax assistance, amnesty available for small businesses
The Internal Revenue Service and the Ohio Department of Taxation are looking out for “the little guys.” The IRS is hosting a workshop for existing or prospective small business owners and the self-employed on Dec. 14 at Columbus State Community College’s Center For Workforce Development...
December 5th, 2011 | Governance | Read More

Ohio launches tax credit program to encourage small biz investment

Ohio launches tax credit program to encourage small biz investment
InvestOhio, a $100 million effort to spur investment in small businesses throughout the state, launched earlier this week. Administered by the Ohio Department of Development in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Taxation, InvestOhio provides a non-refundable personal income tax credit to investors...
November 11th, 2011 | Governance | Read More

2011 Election: Where Local Candidates Stand On Small Biz

2011 Election: Where Local Candidates Stand On Small Biz
In an attempt to inform Metropreneur readers about where Columbus’s mayoral and city council candidates stand on the issue of small business, we’ve compiled their answers (originally published on our sister website, Columbus Underground) to the following question: Small businesses are the...
October 21st, 2011 | Governance | Read More

Ohio hosts Midwest Buyers Mission for food export businesses

Ohio hosts Midwest Buyers Mission for food export businesses
Ohio food and agricultural companies recently met with international buyers at this year’s Midwest Buyers Mission at the Embassy Suites Airport hotel in Columbus. The Midwest Buyers Mission is part of an initiative to help Ohio’s small- and medium-sized businesses grow through export sales....
August 5th, 2011 | Governance | Read More