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Can Your Business Weather the Storm?

Can Your Business Weather the Storm?
Derrick Bailey The dog days of summer are upon us, and it’s no secret that the weather in Central Ohio has been less than ideal. Rain and severe storms have wreaked havoc throughout Ohio, causing damage to small businesses across the state. However, there are ways your business can be ready for these...
July 2nd, 2015 | $traight Talk | Read More

ECDI Playing Big Role in Columbus’ Vibrant Startup Scene

ECDI Playing Big Role in Columbus’ Vibrant Startup Scene
We already knew that Columbus has just been named the “Most Intelligent Community in the World.” Now, we find out that another national ranking has rated us most improved as a community for startups. The Kauffman Foundation found that Columbus now ranks 12th on the 2015 Index of Business Creation....
June 25th, 2015 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Ban the Box: Should You Ask About Criminal History On Your Job Applications?

Ban the Box: Should You Ask About Criminal History On Your Job Applications?
It has long been common for employers to ask job applicants on their applications whether they have ever been convicted of a crime. However, that practice is quickly changing, as “ban the box” laws are being enacted at the state, county and municipal levels across the country. “Ban the box” means...
June 18th, 2015 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

cbuzz Episode 01: Joe Deloss, Head Fryer of Hot Chicken Takeover

cbuzz Episode 01: Joe Deloss, Head Fryer of Hot Chicken Takeover
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? In the case of Hot Chicken Takeover, the chicken didn’t come first, the business model did. “I’m new to the chicken game, but I’ve been involved in this idea of integrating workforce development into a job environment, into a for-profit...
June 15th, 2015 | cbuzz Podcast | Read More

Business Communication for Summer Vacation

Business Communication for Summer Vacation
Derrick Bailey Summer has arrived. As customers and clients begin to detach from consumer interests and concentrate on vacations, pool parties and backyard BBQs, it’s important to keep your company name alive in their minds. While your business won’t benefit from pestering potential audiences, there...
June 4th, 2015 | $traight Talk | Read More

The Modern Southern Table Wins The Food Fort’s First-Ever Fried Chicken Throwdown

The Modern Southern Table Wins The Food Fort’s First-Ever Fried Chicken Throwdown
On May 14, The Food Fort’s campus was transformed into a culinary battleground, pitting three of Columbus’ best-kept southern-style secrets against each other in The Food Fort’s first-ever Fried Chicken Throwdown. The cooking competition, held in front of an audience of over 150 local “foodies,”...
May 28th, 2015 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Sometimes You Want a B+ on Your Legal Documents

Sometimes You Want a B+ on Your Legal Documents
I have written here before that the key to managing legal costs is determining what you need, then making sure you align that with what you get. Do that right, and the rest is easy. Just a matter of clear communication about what it costs. I was reminded of this recently over lunch with a young entrepreneur....
May 21st, 2015 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

3 Things to Keep in Mind when Marketing to Millennials

3 Things to Keep in Mind when Marketing to Millennials
Derrick Bailey If you haven’t started to think of ways to market your business specifically to the millennial generation, now is the time to do so. According to an article in Huffington Post, millennials are a group of 86 million consumers, with an expected $2.45 trillion in annual spending power....
May 7th, 2015 | $traight Talk | Read More