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3 Ways to Spring Clean Your Business

3 Ways to Spring Clean Your Business
Despite the snow on the ground, spring is just around the corner. While you take steps to clean out your homes, now is also the perfect opportunity to evaluate your small business and prep it for a new season. Below are three ways you can spring clean your office that will have you feeling refreshed...
March 5th, 2015 | $traight Talk | Read More

Columbus Set to Launch Pilot Program Bringing Food Trucks & Carts to the Hungry Masses

Columbus Set to Launch Pilot Program Bringing Food Trucks & Carts to the Hungry Masses
This spring, you may notice a change in downtown Columbus. As city dwellers hustle to their offices, a new sight and smell might stop them in their paths. Columbus-ites will be able to enjoy a quick bite, on the go, without worrying about the rollercoaster of emotions that go hand-in-hand with typical...
February 26th, 2015 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Type on the Dotted Line? Make Sure You Put Safety Measures in Place for E-Signatures

Type on the Dotted Line?  Make Sure You Put Safety Measures in Place for E-Signatures
These days, you no longer need to put pen to paper to sign a contract. Both federal and Ohio law allow many types of agreements to be electronically signed on a computer or smart phone screen by either typing your “signature” or doing something as simple as checking a box. This system of electronic...
February 19th, 2015 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

3 Steps Your Small Business Can Take to Spread the Love

3 Steps Your Small Business Can Take to Spread the Love
Derrick Bailey Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and there are many ways you can incorporate this holiday into your sales and marketing efforts, such as offering special discounts or decorating your storefront. But you may also want to consider finding a way to spread the love back to the community...
February 5th, 2015 | $traight Talk | Read More

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