Archive for the ‘Monthly Features’ Category

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

In The Company of Women, 2014

In The Company of Women, 2014
The Women’s Business Center of Ohio (WBC), powered by the Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI), has spent the last year and a half building a network of women business leaders in the Central Ohio community. The organization provides business counseling, training, networking and funding...
August 28th, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Don’t Monkey Around With Your Intellectual Property

Don’t Monkey Around With Your Intellectual Property
If a monkey sitting at a typewriter hammers out a top-selling spy novel, who owns the copyright? The monkey? The owner of the typewriter? Or no one? While a similar question in a recent case has the intellectual property world going bananas, the question also raises practical considerations for every...
August 21st, 2014 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Back to Financial School

Back to Financial School
As back-to-school season approaches, students of all ages are heading back to further their education. This season is also the perfect time for small business owners to brush up on financial lessons that are essential for the success of your business. Below are four websites full of resources that will...
August 7th, 2014 | $traight Talk | Read More

5 Ways Networking Pays Off When You’re Raising Capital

5 Ways Networking Pays Off When You’re Raising Capital
“We have deep depth.” – Yogi Berra This is the seventh article in our Capital Access series. We began when last winter’s snow was deep on the ground. Our first topics were heavy lifting ones. We talked about the financial side of raising capital—matching milestones to capital needs, being...
August 6th, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More

The Food Fort Powered by ECDI Prepares for its First Ever Food Truck Festival

The Food Fort Powered by ECDI Prepares for its First Ever Food Truck Festival
On Saturday, August 9, The Food Fort, in partnership with premiere Columbus classic rock radio station QFM 96, will hold its first ever Food Truck Festival. The Food Fort, a cutting-edge, mobile food-based business incubator, is not your typical commissary. By providing their clients access to specialized...
July 24th, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More