Archive for the ‘Monthly Features’ Category

cbuzz Episode 09: Phil & Andy George of MentorcliQ

cbuzz Episode 09: Phil & Andy George of MentorcliQ
A good mentor can be life-changing for an individual’s career, and a Columbus-based software startup has developed the “E-Harmony” for mentor-mentee matching. “MentorcliQ is a software system that helps companies launch and manage their mentoring programs, and really employee...
February 8th, 2016 | cbuzz Podcast | Read More

Keeping Your Personal and Business Credit Separate

Keeping Your Personal and Business Credit Separate
Derrick Bailey As a small business owner, you should know that keeping your personal and your business financial information organized and separated is essential for your success. It not only protects your personal assets, but makes applying for business loans and lines of credit easier. Keeping them...
February 4th, 2016 | $traight Talk | Read More

ECDI’s Minor Home Repair Program: Helping Those Who Help Others

ECDI’s Minor Home Repair Program: Helping Those Who Help Others
When it comes to economic development, there is, as they say, more than one way to skin a rabbit. ECDI’s Minor Home Repair Program, funded by the City of Columbus, Franklin County and the State of Ohio, is an example of a program that provides a layered type of economic and community development that...
January 28th, 2016 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

In Praise of CYA – Sometimes The Buck Shouldn’t Stop With You

In Praise of CYA – Sometimes The Buck Shouldn’t Stop With You
As an entrepreneur, you are in charge. The ability to know who’s accountable – you – may be the reason you are an entrepreneur rather than trying to work your way up a corporate ladder. And certainly it is good in a business for stakeholders to be accountable. The buck stops here. Within your organizations,...
January 21st, 2016 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

cbuzz Episode 08: Jason Ross of JackThreads

cbuzz Episode 08: Jason Ross of JackThreads
It has been a whirlwind of nearly a decade for men’s lifestyle and apparel brand and e-commerce site JackThreads. The retailer has grown from three sales on the day they launched to $80 million in annual sales. And it all started with Columbus entrepreneur Jason Ross. The fashion and the entrepreneurship...
January 11th, 2016 | cbuzz Podcast | Read More

4 Steps for Planning for Strategic Growth in 2016

4 Steps for Planning for Strategic Growth in 2016
It’s no secret that Columbus is quickly growing, bringing with it aspiring entrepreneurs and businesses of all shapes and sizes. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Columbus posted the 13th largest population gain in 2014, and Forbes named Columbus the 11th best city for business and careers. With...
January 7th, 2016 | $traight Talk | Read More

Starting Over Again: One Refugee Entrepreneur’s Path To Success

Starting Over Again: One Refugee Entrepreneur’s Path To Success
Like all refugees, Mukhlid Shaikhil came to America in search of a better life than the one he had left behind. While Shaikhil was a talented civil engineer in Iraq, a stagnant economy and poor prospects led him to Jordan in 2000 where he worked as an electronics technician, but lacked the rights of...
December 24th, 2015 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

cbuzz Episode 07: Mark Pasternack of Jump Goat Media

cbuzz Episode 07: Mark Pasternack of Jump Goat Media
If you’ve listened to a cbuzz podcast, you’ve heard Jump Goat Media’s work. The small video production company is an in-kind partner of the podcast, mastering the audio engineering for the show. In a city with many talented video producers, Jump Goat Owner Mark Pasternack knows what...
December 21st, 2015 | cbuzz Podcast | Read More