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Qwirk Coworking Moves to Larger Space in German Village

Qwirk Coworking Moves to Larger Space in German Village
Qwirk has moved up the street to a new, larger space to bring even more small businesses and entrepreneurs together in a collaborative coworking environment. Now located at 480 S. Third St., Qwirk presents a variety of options for business owners. “We have a combination of both private offices...
May 12th, 2014 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Dessa Augsburger of the Columbus Chamber: Your Questions Answered

Dessa Augsburger of the Columbus Chamber: Your Questions Answered
The Columbus Chamber provides numerous resources to help businesses large and small thrive. Hiring young, growing talent is one piece of the puzzle. Through her position as Talent Connections Manager at the Columbus Chamber, Dessa Augsburger connects employers with the resources necessary to tap into...
May 9th, 2014 | Frequently Asked Questions | Read More

How To Prepare Your Business for a Festival

How To Prepare Your Business for a Festival
The advent of spring means it’s festival season and there is no shortage of options! Perfecting your festival to-go kit takes time, but some seasoned veterans lend their advice on what you need, what you should ask and how to create a display that will attract customers. What to Ask. The first...
May 8th, 2014 | How-To Guides | Read More

Learning from the Right Advisors is Like Getting a Second MBA

Learning from the Right Advisors is Like Getting a Second MBA
“You can observe a lot just by watching.” – Yogi Berra Like the best catchers, successful entrepreneurs watch and learn from every play. There’s no better way to do this than to build a trusted team of advisors and then watch what they do and listen to what they say. What should an entrepreneur...
May 7th, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More

Sokol & Associates Offers Restaurant Brokerage and Consulting Services

Sokol & Associates Offers Restaurant Brokerage and Consulting Services
The Columbus food scene is growing with what seems like a new bar or restaurant opening every week. Behind the scenes is restaurant brokerage firm Sokol & Associates. “We specialize in brokering and selling restaurants and bars,” Owner Randy Sokol says. Businesses hire them to find buyers...
May 6th, 2014 | Business Profiles, Trendspotting | Read More

Columbus Crowdfunding Roundup – May 2014 Edition

Columbus Crowdfunding Roundup – May 2014 Edition
Crowdfunding is becoming an increasingly integral part of starting or expanding a business. The first Monday of each month we’ll list a roundup of the crowdfunding campaigns happening in Columbus. Click on the links below to learn more about the innovative ideas and businesses local residents are...
May 5th, 2014 | Crowdfunding Roundup | Read More

Tips for Setting up a Home Office

Tips for Setting up a Home Office
Working from home comes with many amazing freedoms, no commute…and complicated tax forms. However, understanding what home office expenses can be deducted from your taxes can lead to big benefits. Charitax founder, CPA and former federal auditor, Eric Bisignano, outlines two basic rules to follow...
May 2nd, 2014 | Tips of the Trade | Read More

Three Ways to Build Business Credit

Three Ways to Build Business Credit
Whether you’re a brand new small business in need of startup supplies, or a well-established small business looking to expand, there can always be times when your financial needs surpass your cash flow. But if your business credit isn’t particularly attractive to lenders, taking out a business loan...
May 1st, 2014 | $traight Talk | Read More