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BEEpothecary Creates Health Products Powered by Bees

BEEpothecary Creates Health Products Powered by Bees
Did you know that honey has medicinal and health benefits? So before you swat that bee at your next summer picnic, think of Jeannie and Steve Saum and Peter and Laurie Dotson, the founders of BEEpothecary. The company creates an extensive line of natural health and beauty products that contain beeswax,...
May 14th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

Entrepreneurship: It’s in Your Hands

Entrepreneurship: It’s in Your Hands
I talk and work with entrepreneurs on a daily basis in my role at the Columbus Chamber. Whether talking to someone on the phone or meeting face-to-face, the questions tend to be the same. How do I get started? Is there funding available to support by business? How do I become a certified business and...
May 13th, 2014 | Chamber Connection | Read More

Shark Tank Coming to Ohio State on May 15

Shark Tank Coming to Ohio State on May 15
Casting directors from ABC show, Shark Tank, will be at the Ohio Union Ohio Staters, Inc. Founders Room on Thursday, May 15 between 3:00 pm and 7:0o pm. The Ohio State University is providing students with great businesses, products or ideas the opportunity to give 60-second pitches to casting directors. Shark...
May 12th, 2014 | Upcoming Events | Read More

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