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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

What You Should Know About the Attorney-Client Privilege

What You Should Know About the Attorney-Client Privilege
We have written here and here about how your email communications can come back to haunt you, and here about how you can often save legal fees by calling your attorney sooner. Bill Nolan An important related topic often misunderstood by businesspeople is the attorney-client privilege. What is it?...
July 17th, 2014 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

How to Pool Resources with Other Small Businesses

How to Pool Resources with Other Small Businesses
As a small business owner, you know that your resources can be limited. Promoting your business takes time and money, sometimes more than you have to give. Here are three ways that you can work with other small businesses to pool your resources and help everyone succeed. 1. Don’t be scared to share...
July 3rd, 2014 | $traight Talk | Read More

Five Steps to Achieving the Milestones that Lead to Investment Capital

Five Steps to Achieving the Milestones that Lead to Investment Capital
If you are an entrepreneur looking to raise capital, the best advice I have is to call TechColumbus and ask how we can help. Last year 400 companies made inquiries. From those initial contacts, we added 56 new companies to our portfolio, bringing the total number of companies actively accessing venture...
July 2nd, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More