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Simple and Effective Tips on How to Avoid Burnout

Simple and Effective Tips on How to Avoid Burnout
As an entrepreneur, work-life balance can be a difficult and elusive beast. ‘Busy culture’ is a sign of the increasing complexity of both modern technological systems and social expectations. Entrepreneurs particularly feel the strain of these demanding expectations, often pulled in many directions,...
April 11th, 2014 | Tips of the Trade | Read More

Behind the Scenes: Piada

Behind the Scenes: Piada
Piada’s success is no secret. The continually expanding fast-casual restaurant concept was voted Metropreneur’s top high-growth small business of 2013. Behind Founder Chris Doody is a duo that has been a part of the carefully curated concept since its inception. Jamy Bolling is Corporate...
April 10th, 2014 | Behind the Scenes | Read More

ECDI Closes 1,000th Loan

ECDI Closes 1,000th Loan
ECDI is celebrating big milestones as the organization closes its 1,000th loan during their decade-long support of Ohio entrepreneurs. On March 28th, ECDI awarded  Cleveland client Jodi Rae Santosuosso the loan for her new venture, Daily Press, an organic juice bar on Detroit Road in Cleveland. “Our...
April 9th, 2014 | Announcements | Read More

Fit Food Delivers Healthy, Convenient Meals

Fit Food Delivers Healthy, Convenient Meals
Healthy and convenience food normally don’t belong in the same sentence. However a new Columbus business delivers healthy, ready-to-eat meals and snacks right to your doorstep – without it costing an arm and a leg. Monday through Friday, Fit Food delivers their menu of delicious yet health-conscious...
April 8th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

Juiceboxx Solves Common Problem for Mac Users

Juiceboxx Solves Common Problem for Mac Users
Cable fray. It’s the enemy of many a MacBook user. Wrapping the cable around the charger causes it to eventually split or fray. After purchasing a few too many chargers, two OSU students decided it was time to do something about it. Lucas Williamson and Scott Scherpenberg created Juiceboxx, Inc.,...
April 7th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

Salt Mines Device Lab Provides Free Testing Environment

Salt Mines Device Lab Provides Free Testing Environment
Imagine being able to test your new website or application on about any device you can imagine – for free. Clintonville coworking space, The Salt Mines, houses one of the few free device labs across the U.S. “If you’re testing a website or a native app, there’s a lot of stuff you can...
April 4th, 2014 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Three Tips to Make Payroll Easier

Three Tips to Make Payroll Easier
In addition to your daily duties as a small business owner, you know that there are many monthly financial tasks, such as doing payroll or logging mileage, that can be time consuming. Whether you’re just starting your business, hiring your first employee or can’t keep up with payroll tax changes,...
April 3rd, 2014 | $traight Talk | Read More

Due Diligence: A Mindset that Prepares Startups to Succeed

Due Diligence: A Mindset that Prepares Startups to Succeed
“In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.” – Yogi Berra I’m a baseball fan. After this seemingly endless winter, it was so great to finally reach Opening Day. As I was watching clips from some of the games, it hit me that baseball and entrepreneurship...
April 2nd, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More