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The Big Pitch Provides Platform for Food-Based Entrepreneurs

The Big Pitch Provides Platform for Food-Based Entrepreneurs
FoodStart Ohio will host the first annual Big Pitch at Franklin University Saturday, June 21 and Saturday, June 28. The two-day event gives local food-based entrepreneurs a chance to highlight their delectables while competing for valuable cash and mentoring prizes. On June 21, entrepreneurs from local...
June 10th, 2014 | Upcoming Events | Read More

Small Business Administration Reports Positive Outlook, Discusses Resources

Small Business Administration Reports Positive Outlook, Discusses Resources
Small businesses create two out of every three net new jobs in the U.S. economy and employ half of the private sector workforce. The Small Business Administration serves to develop and support these businesses that are vital to the economy and account for 900,000 of the businesses in Ohio. In Columbus,...
June 9th, 2014 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Knockout Concepts Building Mobile 3D Scanner

Knockout Concepts Building Mobile 3D Scanner
3D technology is rapidly gaining popularity, but unless you know how to use CAD or other modeling software, it’s difficult to take advantage of 3D printing. Enter Knockout Concepts. The technology company is foraging a new way to create 3D files. “We created a mobile device that allows simple,...
June 6th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

Three Things to Consider Before Offering Discounts

Three Things to Consider Before Offering Discounts
As a small business owner, you know that offering discounts or coupons is a great way to get customers in the door. For special holidays or anniversaries, discounts can be a great way to thank your customers for their loyalty to your business. However, there are many aspects of using discounts that you...
June 5th, 2014 | $traight Talk | Read More

It’s All About Communications

It’s All About Communications
“It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.” – Yogi Berra If the first time potential investors hear about your company is when you are ready to raise capital, you are not ready to raise capital. While you are busy building your prototype and choosing the...
June 4th, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More

Baker Creative Takes Inside Out Approach to Branding

Baker Creative Takes Inside Out Approach to Branding
Creative brand management firm, Baker Creative, takes a unique and multi-faceted approach to building businesses. “We’re not a traditional agency, we service all different facets of a business,” Founder and Creative Director Michele Cuthbert says. “We see the brand as the nucleus...
June 3rd, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

Winners Announced for Central Ohio Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Winners Announced for Central Ohio Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
Three companies were awarded for their ventures in social entrepreneurship at the Central Ohio Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards sponsored by The Metropreneur and Rotary District 6690. “The common thread between social entrepreneurs and Rotary is they didn’t wait for someone else to do...
June 2nd, 2014 | Announcements | Read More

CordovaInk Raising Funds for Mobile Tattoo Truck

CordovaInk Raising Funds for Mobile Tattoo Truck
Columbus has food trucks and retail trucks but CordovaInk wants to add a new truck to the mix – a mobile tattoo truck. Husband-and-wife duo Abraham and Katie Cordova are the creatives behind the truck that would be the first of its kind in Ohio. Originally eyeing a brick-and-mortar location,...
June 2nd, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More