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Food Fort Adds Space to Help More Businesses

Food Fort Adds Space to Help More Businesses
The Food Fort has been a hub for food-based businesses in Columbus, offering commercial kitchen space and food truck and cart storage. ECDI’s food incubator will now be able to serve even more businesses thanks to a 6,000 square-foot expansion in an adjacent warehouse at 737 Parkwood Ave. “Before...
March 18th, 2015 | Announcements | Read More

At Work: Beauty and the Biker’s Revived Tack Shop

At Work: Beauty and the Biker’s Revived Tack Shop
Made in the U.S.A. Scratch that. Handmade in the U.S.A. It’s an ideal that many are coming back to, as a consumer and as a manufacturer. For Seth Gray, making leather goods with his hands is extremely rewarding. After over a decade working in strategic marketing for residential construction,...
March 17th, 2015 | At Work | Read More

Clarivoy Out to Change the Way TV Advertising is Bought, Sold and Measured

Clarivoy Out to Change the Way TV Advertising is Bought, Sold and Measured
When a business runs any form of advertising, they want to know how it’s working. Is it reaching the right audience? Is the audience responding? With certain forms of media, like digital banner ads, it’s more straightforward to measure a click. But what about television? Columbus-based startup...
March 16th, 2015 | Business Profiles | Read More

Idea to Implementation: Launching Your Small Business Idea

Idea to Implementation: Launching Your Small Business Idea
Somers L. Martin I meet with entrepreneurs and aspiring small business owners on a regular basis and one of the questions I receive from time to time is, “I have this great idea. How do I get started?” My quick answer to that is to tell the individual to first determine if the idea is a sustainable...
March 13th, 2015 | Chamber Connection | Read More

Small Business Concierge Service Proving Helpful for Business Owners

Small Business Concierge Service Proving Helpful for Business Owners
While Ryan Schick may be the city’s small business concierge, he says the success of his position so far wouldn’t be possible without the cooperation he’s received across the board. And, if the average of five business owners that contact him every day are any indication, they’re...
March 12th, 2015 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Reckon Reclaimed Turning Wood from Blighted Homes into Handcrafted Furniture

Reckon Reclaimed Turning Wood from Blighted Homes into Handcrafted Furniture
Rainwater harvesting systems and sustainably sourced, reclaimed furniture might seem like an unusual product mix for a business, but it’s the portfolio of Rain Brothers and its offshoot, Reckon Reclaimed. Gordy Smith and Jonathan Meier founded Rain Brothers in June of 2007 specializing in rainwater...
March 11th, 2015 | Business Profiles | Read More

Local Remodeling Business Relocating to New Home

Local Remodeling Business Relocating to New Home
If there’s one economic market that has been most affected by the national recession, it’s the real estate market. The state of home ownership has been in flux over the past decade as mortgage interest rates have changed and housing markets have turned hotter or colder in specific neighborhoods...
March 10th, 2015 | Announcements | Read More

Entreprenurial Coshares Opening Coworking Space in Upper Arlington

Entreprenurial Coshares Opening Coworking Space in Upper Arlington
A new coworking space opens tomorrow at 3040 Riverside Drive in Upper Arlington. Entreprenurial Coshares will serve the small business crowd with 15 to 17 flexible desk spaces available for daily, weekly and monthly rent. Easily accessible from neighborhoods like Dublin, UA, Grandview and downtown, entrepreneurs...
March 10th, 2015 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More