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National Survey of Small Businesses Gives Columbus A+ in Training & Networking Programs

National Survey of Small Businesses Gives Columbus A+ in Training & Networking Programs
A Thumbtack.com survey of over 12,000 small businesses across the country revealed that Columbus earns an “A+” when it comes to training and networking programs. “Creating a business climate that is welcoming to small, dynamic businesses is more important than ever, and Columbus is making...
July 29th, 2014 | Announcements | Read More

AboutOurWork.com Rolling Out to Four Million New Customers

AboutOurWork.com Rolling Out to Four Million New Customers
Local tech startup AboutOurWork.com is growing its userbase by 3000 percent today. The small business networking site allows users to create easy websites from templates, connect with related business and virtually network. And while its grown gradually to serve around 120,000 users, they’re flipping...
June 30th, 2014 | News | Read More

Winners Announced for Central Ohio Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Winners Announced for Central Ohio Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
Three companies were awarded for their ventures in social entrepreneurship at the Central Ohio Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards sponsored by The Metropreneur and Rotary District 6690. “The common thread between social entrepreneurs and Rotary is they didn’t wait for someone else to do...
June 2nd, 2014 | Announcements | Read More

Six Finalists Chosen for Central Ohio Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Six Finalists Chosen for Central Ohio Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
Six finalists have been announced for the second-annual Central Ohio Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards hosted by The Metropreneur and Rotary District 6690. For-Profit Companies Azoti – Shortening the distance between food suppliers and food eaters, Azoti allows individuals, businesses, schools...
May 19th, 2014 | News | Read More

Women’s Fund Study Examines Economic Security for Women in Central Ohio

Women’s Fund Study Examines Economic Security for Women in Central Ohio
Columbus was ranked the seventh-best city for female entrepreneurs in 2013 by a Forbes study. While Columbus provides a strong platform for female business creators, a recent Women’s Fund of Central Ohio study paints a bigger picture of the economic status of women in Columbus. Below, the organization’s...
April 14th, 2014 | Expert Perspective | Read More

ECDI Closes 1,000th Loan

ECDI Closes 1,000th Loan
ECDI is celebrating big milestones as the organization closes its 1,000th loan during their decade-long support of Ohio entrepreneurs. On March 28th, ECDI awarded  Cleveland client Jodi Rae Santosuosso the loan for her new venture, Daily Press, an organic juice bar on Detroit Road in Cleveland. “Our...
April 9th, 2014 | Announcements | Read More

Seeking nominees for 2014 Social Entrepreneurship Award

Seeking nominees for 2014 Social Entrepreneurship Award
Social Entrepreneurship is the identification of a social problem and the use of entrepreneurial principles and practices to create a social venture aimed at solving the problem. Social entrepreneurs are important to the community and to the world, as they work to achieve social change through non-traditional...
March 28th, 2014 | Announcements | Read More

New Trident Design Product, Quickey Multi-Tool, Exceeds Crowdfunding Goals

New Trident Design Product, Quickey Multi-Tool, Exceeds Crowdfunding Goals
As Trident Design helps inventors turn design ideas into reality, crowdfunding campaigns are an increasingly popular part of the process. To better serve their clients, Founder Chris Hawker decided Trident should run their own Indiegogo campaign. Many startups dream of reaching their funding goals...
March 25th, 2014 | Announcements, Business Profiles | Read More