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3 Ways to Manage Irregular Income

3 Ways to Manage Irregular Income
Derrick Bailey As a small business owner, you know that keeping your finances in check is critical to your continued success. But when your income is inconsistent, be it from late-paying customers or a lack of business during down time, it makes planning and budgeting a nightmare. Not to mention the...
September 3rd, 2015 | $traight Talk | Read More

Hatch Helping Businesses at the Critical Hour

Hatch Helping Businesses at the Critical Hour
When you’ve jumped of the cliff and decided to start your own business, there’s a lot of make or break moments. During those times you often just need a nudge in the right direction or that one key connection, and ideally you could get that insight without giving up control of your company...
September 2nd, 2015 | Business Profiles | Read More

2015 Franklin County Retail Report Discusses E-Commerce Impact

2015 Franklin County Retail Report Discusses E-Commerce Impact
The strength of retail in a region is a good indicator of the health of its economy. The 2015 Franklin County Retail Report presented by Franklin County and the Columbus Chamber sheds light on the role retail plays in the economy of the fastest growing urban county in the state. “The retail sector...
September 1st, 2015 | Announcements, Trendspotting | Read More

How to Use Pinterest for Your Business

How to Use Pinterest for Your Business
Today, most businesses use some form of social media. It’s almost uncommon for a business not to have a Facebook or Twitter, but what about Pinterest? Businesses and organizations of varying industries are finding value in the picture-centric platform. Highly-visual, Pinterest allows users to...
August 31st, 2015 | Trendspotting | Read More

Harpoon App Takes the Pain out of Freelance Finances

Harpoon App Takes the Pain out of Freelance Finances
Freelancing can be great…set your own scheduled (generally), run errands in the middle of the day, choose the clients you work with, send invoices and track your financials. Ok, maybe that last one isn’t such a perk, but it’s something that’s about to get a lot easier thanks to...
August 28th, 2015 | Business Profiles | Read More

Women’s Business Center Spotlight: Vernita Johnson, Owner Shy-Stones

Women’s Business Center Spotlight: Vernita Johnson, Owner Shy-Stones
Shi-Ly-Ku, which translates into “women of virtue, queenly anointed” is the inspiration behind Shy-Stones, a jewelry business owned and operated by Vernita Johnson. Flawed, semi-precious stones, metals and crystals are mixed together to create one-of-a-kind pieces of “wearable art” designed...
August 27th, 2015 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

ScaleUp Success: Mary Sharrett of Stone Environmental Engineering & Science, Inc.

ScaleUp Success: Mary Sharrett of Stone Environmental Engineering & Science, Inc.
Breakfast is a great start to your day, but has it ever started your journey as a business owner? Not everyone can say ‘Yes.’ However, Mary Sharrett can. Breakfast with a potential business-teaming partner became a defining moment in owning a small business. “One moment I was having breakfast...
August 26th, 2015 | ScaleUp Success | Read More

Fitness for Everyone Really Means Everyone at Include Fitness

Fitness for Everyone Really Means Everyone at Include Fitness
When a business says their product is for “everybody” that everybody normally comes with a few caveats. But in the case of Include Fitness and their Access Strength fitness machine, “everybody” is meant quite literally. “Our whole goal is to make fitness accessible for...
August 25th, 2015 | Business Profiles | Read More