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Proven Talent Behind New Firm, Fort, Help Organizations Create Brands

Proven Talent Behind New Firm, Fort, Help Organizations Create Brands
A strong brand and inspiring culture can propel a company’s success – as demonstrated by the founders behind new branding firm, Fort. Fort combines two creatives with proven talent – Tom Lennox, founder of Pelotonia, and Terry Rohrbach, founder of award-winning brand visualization company,...
April 16th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

Heroes2u Fosters Memorable Conversations for Meaningful Causes

Heroes2u Fosters Memorable Conversations for Meaningful Causes
What well-known figure would you chat with if you had the chance? Taking this concept and adding technology and a charitable cause is the backbone of new startup, Heroes2u. The platform makes donating to charitable causes more accessible and appealing to younger generations. Most events in the non-profit...
April 15th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

Women’s Fund Study Examines Economic Security for Women in Central Ohio

Women’s Fund Study Examines Economic Security for Women in Central Ohio
Columbus was ranked the seventh-best city for female entrepreneurs in 2013 by a Forbes study. While Columbus provides a strong platform for female business creators, a recent Women’s Fund of Central Ohio study paints a bigger picture of the economic status of women in Columbus. Below, the organization’s...
April 14th, 2014 | Expert Perspective | Read More

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