Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Candle With a Cause Faces Funding Gap in Growing Business

Candle With a Cause Faces Funding Gap in Growing Business
Earlier we published an opinion piece about the lack of investors and thereby investments happening in Columbus. Businesses like Candle With a Cause are feeling the pinch. Since 2010, CWC has been living their local, sustainable, meaningful mission. Soy wax candles are poured into post-consumer glass...
September 25th, 2015 | News | Read More

Opinion: Ohio’s Well To Do – Time to Get Off The Bench – Seriously, Stop Being a Bunch of Wimps and Invest

Opinion: Ohio’s Well To Do – Time to Get Off The Bench – Seriously, Stop Being a Bunch of Wimps and Invest
You fell for the click-bait in the title…excellent. I have your attention for the next five seconds. I’m going to throw out a number: $700 million. Still have your attention? Good. $700 million is my estimate of the cash Ohio-based startups are looking to find, but can’t find because there...
September 25th, 2015 | Expert Perspective | Read More

Lextant Moving to New Space, Adding Jobs Downtown

Lextant Moving to New Space, Adding Jobs Downtown
Research and design consultancy Lextant is making a downtown move from the Smith Bros’ Hardware Building to newly constructed 250 S. High come November. Lextant will expand their office footprint from a current 11,000 square-feet to 13,000, and take their team from 55 to 95 with the addition...
September 21st, 2015 | Announcements, News | Read More

First Look: Industrious Columbus

First Look: Industrious Columbus
Chicago-based coworking company Industrious Office has officially opened their sixth national location, right here in Columbus. Located on the fourth floor of The Joseph office building in The Short North, Industrious offers commanding skyline views of Downtown for small businesses looking for a flexible...
September 19th, 2015 | News | Read More

2015 Franklin County Retail Report Discusses E-Commerce Impact

2015 Franklin County Retail Report Discusses E-Commerce Impact
The strength of retail in a region is a good indicator of the health of its economy. The 2015 Franklin County Retail Report presented by Franklin County and the Columbus Chamber sheds light on the role retail plays in the economy of the fastest growing urban county in the state. “The retail sector...
September 1st, 2015 | Announcements, Trendspotting | Read More

Annual Small Business Friendliness Survey Gives Good Grades to Columbus

Annual Small Business Friendliness Survey Gives Good Grades to Columbus
It’s generally good news for Columbus and Ohio as a whole in Thumbtack.com’s annual survey of small business friendliness. The annual survey that is in its fourth year calls on business owners to provide insights on small business friendliness in their states and cities, asking about topics...
August 21st, 2015 | Announcements | Read More

Franklin First County to Invest in Ohio Main Street Program

Franklin First County to Invest in Ohio Main Street Program
A new economic development initiative approved by the Franklin County Commissioners will work to preserve and revitalize historic downtowns across Franklin County. The program, Downtown Works, allocates $54,175 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) money for downtowns to partner with Heritage...
July 17th, 2015 | Announcements | Read More

8 Leadership Challenges You Can Solve With the Leadership Matrix

8 Leadership Challenges You Can Solve With the Leadership Matrix
The phrase “think outside the box” makes me physically ill. It’s trite and isn’t at all practical. But inside the box? That’s where great leaders go to get more out of their teams. Mike Figliuolo My friend and fellow thoughtLEADERS instructor Victor Prince hoodwinked me into co-authoring a...
July 7th, 2015 | Expert Perspective | Read More