Recent Articles

Crimson Cup Expands to Second Alum Creek Facility

Crimson Cup Expands to Second Alum Creek Facility
Crimson Cup’s operations and roasting facility are moving to a new 20,000 square-foot space at 1925 Alum Creek Drive, just a short drive from the roaster’s currently facility at 700 Alumn Creek Drive. The company will be working out of both addresses, using their current space as an innovative...
October 8th, 2014 | Announcements | Read More

Upcoming Small Business Events for October

Upcoming Small Business Events for October
It’s a busy week and weekend for small business events. Whether it’s the Mayor’s annual expo, a discussion on a hot topic in the startup world, or a creative showcase with a side of startup advice, keep reading for more information on this week’s events. Mayor’ Small Business...
October 7th, 2014 | Local Events | Read More

Goodies Galore Named 2014 KickStart Columbus Winner

Goodies Galore Named 2014 KickStart Columbus Winner
Downtown residents and workers will soon be able to satisfy their sugar cravings at Goodies Galore, a bakery specializing in cupcakes and cakes. Goodies Galore won free retail space for a year at 267 S. Third St. through the KickStart Columbus competition. The award also includes reduced rent the following...
October 7th, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Columbus Crowdfunding Roundup – October 2014 Edition

Columbus Crowdfunding Roundup – October 2014 Edition
It’s a varied month for Columbus Crowdfunding. A popular eatery looks to expand it’s reach, while a coffee shop hopes to help build community. Maybe all natural products are more your style. One local woman is making products with the motto of garden to skin. Finally, a multi-sensory studio...
October 6th, 2014 | Crowdfunding Roundup | Read More

At Work: A Space with a Creative History Inspires Commons Studio

At Work: A Space with a Creative History Inspires Commons Studio
“I’ve been working as a freelance photographer for five years and had been searching for a studio space for the last couple of years,” says Matt Reese, Owner & Chief Photographer of Commons Studio, Partner & Chief Creative Officer of We Are Glitterati, and Co-Founder &...
October 3rd, 2014 | At Work | Read More

Insurance: A Small Business Necessity

Insurance: A Small Business Necessity
Securing insurance policies is an investment small business owners should make; however, many don’t realize the different insurance plans available to them. Knowing your options allows you to find the plan that works best for you, your business and your employees. Derrick Bailey Disability and life...
October 2nd, 2014 | $traight Talk | Read More

5 Ways to Increase Your Concept’s Odds for Success

5 Ways to Increase Your Concept’s Odds for Success
It can cost a lot less to start a new company today than it would have cost ten years ago. Advances in technology—cloud computing, online distribution channels, open software, 3D printers, and the “pay as you use” SaaS model—are continuing to drive down the dollars required to get a startup...
October 1st, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More

How To Rebuild Your Business After a Natural Disaster

How To Rebuild Your Business After a Natural Disaster
It’s a nightmare and worst-case scenario. A natural disaster like a fire or flood can be catastrophic for a small business. While it’s something every business owner would rather not think about, it’s far better to make sure your business is prepared than one day be out of options. Columbus-based...
September 30th, 2014 | How-To Guides | Read More