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OSU Freshman Builds Software Company Developing Apps for Autistic Children

OSU Freshman Builds Software Company Developing Apps for Autistic Children
Not a lot of 18-year-olds can say they are CEO of their own company. But one OSU Freshman has been creating apps as leader of Pufferfish Software since she was 15. In three years Megan Holstein has developed and expanded the company’s offerings to five apps aimed at helping autistic children. “All...
January 3rd, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

2014 Financial Tasks at a Glance

2014 Financial Tasks at a Glance
The New Year is here—is your business ready for it? Preparing your business for a new year can seem daunting, and both time-consuming and difficult. Make tackling all of the necessary financial tasks easier by organizing them by month! Below are 12 financial tasks to accomplish in 2014. By Deanna Barzak,...
January 2nd, 2014 | $traight Talk | Read More

Orbit City Bikes Brings Electric Bikes to Columbus

Orbit City Bikes Brings Electric Bikes to Columbus
As Columbus continues to become a more bike-friendly city, travelers might see a new kind of bike on the road. Orbit City Bikes is the first electric bike dealer in Columbus. The Clintonville shop launched in October with plans to ramp up product offerings for a spring grand opening. An electric bike...
January 1st, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

Native Cold Pressed to Open Short North Juice Shop

Native Cold Pressed to Open Short North Juice Shop
Two friends are out to create an oasis for the health-minded Columbus consumer. Native Cold Pressed will open their Short-North doors to serve raw, organic cold pressed juices. Co-Owners Nicole Salvo and Erin Thacker are gearing up for a February opening of the first stand-alone, cold pressed juice bar...
December 31st, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

2013 Year In Review

2013 Year In Review
As 2013 comes to a close, it’s time to review the small business landscape in Columbus. The 36 articles below highlight new businesses, shed light on some unique apps, identify the abundant resources available for entrepreneurs in Columbus and offer some helpful advice. With a community that embraces...
December 30th, 2013 | Trendspotting | Read More

2013 Entrepreneur of the Year: Elizabeth Lessner

2013 Entrepreneur of the Year: Elizabeth Lessner
Chances are you have eaten at a Liz Lessner restaurant. With six hot-spots in the Columbus Food League, two more concepts on the way, and other irons in the fire, her creatively-themed dining options offer some of the most popular food in town. Creating eight restaurants is no small feat, and Columbus...
December 27th, 2013 | Announcements, News | Read More

Best Entrepreneurial Support of 2013: ECDI

Best Entrepreneurial Support of 2013: ECDI
The Economic and Community Development Institute earned the stop spot for Entrepreneurial Support for 2013. Variety is the name of the game at ECDI, with several specialized resources to help all manner of entrepreneurs. The ECDI powers the Women’s Business Center of Ohio. With a mission to, “Act...
December 27th, 2013 | Announcements, News | Read More

Year in Review: 2013 At ECDI

Year in Review: 2013 At ECDI
We got off to a fast start in 2013 with the opening of The Women’s Business Center of Ohio in January. The WBC, the only center of its kind funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration in Ohio, helps guide women through the challenges and joys of owning their own business. With access to office...
December 26th, 2013 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More