Archive for the ‘Monthly Features’ Category

Food Trucks: Not Just A Seasonal Business

Food Trucks: Not Just A Seasonal Business
As the summer sizzle begins to cool off, restaurateurs look for ways to welcome the coming cold months by incorporating the winter season into their business model. Perhaps they will begin to offer more seasonal items like hearty comfort food to take customer’s minds of the impending winterapocalypse....
October 23rd, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Signs You’ve Got A Lawyer You Can Trust

Signs You’ve Got A Lawyer You Can Trust
I often write about how to be a smart legal consumer, and an important part of that is finding a lawyer you can trust. I don’t mean “trust” in the sense of being dishonest with you or your money, because I think it is a very short list of lawyers you cannot trust in that sense. Rather, I mean trust...
October 16th, 2014 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Goodies Galore Named 2014 KickStart Columbus Winner

Goodies Galore Named 2014 KickStart Columbus Winner
Downtown residents and workers will soon be able to satisfy their sugar cravings at Goodies Galore, a bakery specializing in cupcakes and cakes. Goodies Galore won free retail space for a year at 267 S. Third St. through the KickStart Columbus competition. The award also includes reduced rent the following...
October 7th, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Insurance: A Small Business Necessity

Insurance: A Small Business Necessity
Securing insurance policies is an investment small business owners should make; however, many don’t realize the different insurance plans available to them. Knowing your options allows you to find the plan that works best for you, your business and your employees. Derrick Bailey Disability and life...
October 2nd, 2014 | $traight Talk | Read More

5 Ways to Increase Your Concept’s Odds for Success

5 Ways to Increase Your Concept’s Odds for Success
It can cost a lot less to start a new company today than it would have cost ten years ago. Advances in technology—cloud computing, online distribution channels, open software, 3D printers, and the “pay as you use” SaaS model—are continuing to drive down the dollars required to get a startup...
October 1st, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More

Tips To Telecommuting: 4 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Remote Employees

Tips To Telecommuting: 4 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Remote Employees
Few entrepreneurs in 2014 expect all of their employees to sit in a fixed office space 40 hours per week. Rent is expensive, and businesses can slash overhead if they do not need to provide employees with full-time work space (some estimate that an employer may save over $10,000.00 per person by allowing...
September 18th, 2014 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Need Extra Cash? Find a Business Loan That’s Right for You

Need Extra Cash? Find a Business Loan That’s Right for You
As the owner of a small business, it’s important to know that sometimes cash flow can be off and financial issues arise. A piece of equipment may have broken down, a leak in your office has caused extensive damage, or a busy month has depleted your inventory. If your small business is in need of additional...
September 4th, 2014 | $traight Talk | Read More

5 Reasons Customers Matter When You’re Raising Capital

5 Reasons Customers Matter When You’re Raising Capital
“You don’t have to swing hard to hit a home run. If you got the timing, it’ll go.” – Yogi Berra A lot of things—sometimes including the sun and the moon—have to line up just right for a startup company to attract investment capital. - The product has to work. - The founding team has...
September 3rd, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More