Archive for the ‘Monthly Features’ Category

Blu Olive “Pops-Up” at Hey Hey Bar & Grill

Blu Olive “Pops-Up” at Hey Hey Bar & Grill
The pop-up restaurant concept is nothing new to Columbus. You may have paid a visit to Little Eater’s pop-up at The Hills Market Downtown this past fall. Chances are you have heard about Hot Chicken Takeover’s pop-up success in Olde Towne East. Pop-ups allow food entrepreneurs to grow their business...
January 22nd, 2015 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Four Tips for Managing a Legal Bully

Four Tips for Managing a Legal Bully
Just like people, businesses run into bullies in a variety of contexts, including various situations. By bully, we don’t mean the key customer on which your business may be quite dependent, or a true high liability risk situation, but rather situations where your antagonist seemingly is demanding more...
January 14th, 2015 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

6 Ways to Make Tax Season Easier

6 Ways to Make Tax Season Easier
Derrick Bailey As tax season quickly approaches, you may be dreading the time and effort it takes to file for your small business. But by taking the time to prepare, you can tackle your taxes painlessly this season and next! Below are three ways to get ready for the upcoming tax season, and three things...
January 2nd, 2015 | $traight Talk | Read More

ECDI Individual Development Account Leads to Successful Small Business

ECDI Individual Development Account Leads to Successful Small Business
“What do you love about your job?” Without question, my answer, “Our clients!” As one of the largest SBA micro-lenders in the country, it is no surprise that many people and businesses look to the Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) seeking capital. But, not everybody obtains...
December 26th, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Turn It On, Turn It Up, Get Sued: Playing Music in Your Place of Business

Turn It On, Turn It Up, Get Sued: Playing Music in Your Place of Business
Do you want to create a unique atmosphere for your business, or even just provide some background music for your customers while they browse? Maybe you, or one of your employees, went out and bought some CDs, or legally downloaded some songs from iTunes onto an MP3 player, and now you want to play that...
December 18th, 2014 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Tatoheads Expands from Food Truck to Brick-and-Mortar Location

Tatoheads Expands from Food Truck to Brick-and-Mortar Location
Extra ketchup and salt, please. The fry’s versatility is typically lost in the traditional presentation of French fries, tater tots and sweet potato fries. Daniel McCarthy saw an opportunity to expand the potato-ketchup-salt partnership to incorporate a range of flavors and toppings drawn from world...
December 8th, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

3 Steps to a Financially Fit 2015

3 Steps to a Financially Fit 2015
Derrick Bailey The end of the year tends to fly by in a frenzy of holiday activities and social obligations, so it’s easy to push aside some of your financial tasks. But it’s important to set some time aside to prepare yourself and your business financially for the next year. Here are three steps...
December 4th, 2014 | $traight Talk | Read More

5 Lessons to Learn from Central Ohio’s Up-and-Coming Student Innovators

5 Lessons to Learn from Central Ohio’s Up-and-Coming Student Innovators
When the four finalists for the inaugural VentureNEXT Student Awards took the stage at the LC Pavilion on Oct. 6, Central Ohio’s entrepreneurs and investors were wowed by the pipeline of talent that feeds the innovation economy of this state. In entrepreneurship, everyone learns from everyone else....
December 3rd, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More