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Managing Cash: Making Every Quarter Spend Like a Buck

Managing Cash: Making Every Quarter Spend Like a Buck
The first step in effectively raising investment capital is to learn how to manage cash. At no time is this more important than in the earliest days of a company. There are just two ways to increase the cash available to a startup company: spend less or take in more. Spending Less When you don’t have...
March 5th, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More

LittleDaVinci Funnels Necessary Dollars to Art Education Programs

LittleDaVinci Funnels Necessary Dollars to Art Education Programs
Behind every great idea is a little bit of creativity. Every career requires it to some degree. But how do we learn such a skill? Our first introduction to creativity is normally grade school art classes, but with an ever-increasing focus on math and science, the arts are losing funding. One local company...
March 4th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

Bullseye Media Telling Brand Stories Through Video

Bullseye Media Telling Brand Stories Through Video
Every business has a story. Where words once sufficed, video is becoming an increasingly popular or even preferred marketing tool. With a focus on story telling through video, Bullseye Media provides businesses with high-quality video content, among a host of other media services. Co-Founders Ryan Luli...
March 3rd, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

Entrepreneurship to Leadership

Entrepreneurship to Leadership
Working with both the CEOs of large companies and fast-rising, local entrepreneurs, I’ve gained a unique perspective about the enormous challenges that an entrepreneur faces in becoming an effective leader of a successful organization. Below is a list of some the challenges that I see entrepreneurs...
February 28th, 2014 | Tips of the Trade | Read More

Florence Freeman: The Food Fort Saves A Business

Florence Freeman: The Food Fort Saves A Business
When Florence Freeman moved to Columbus in 1996, she quickly realized there was an absence of ethnic food options in the state’s capital. “My first thought was, ‘All you guys eat here are hamburgers?’” Freeman says. “Chinese restaurants were the only other ethnic foods here. I was stunned....
February 27th, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Behind the Scenes: Columbus Food League

Behind the Scenes: Columbus Food League
Elizabeth Lessner is building her Columbus food empire with eight restaurants across the city and more concepts on the way. While her name is well-known around town, behind her is a team of jack-of-all trades rockstars that share her same passion and drive. As any small business or entrepreneur knows,...
February 26th, 2014 | Behind the Scenes | Read More

Drive Capital Closes Significant Inaugural Fund

Drive Capital Closes Significant Inaugural Fund
Local venture capital firm, Drive Capital recently closed a $250 million inaugural fund, an amount significantly higher than the $40 to $60 million funds typically seen in the Midwest. “We really felt we needed a Silicon Valley style fund,” says C0-Founder Mark Kvamme. The fund will allow...
February 25th, 2014 | Announcements | Read More

INCREASE CDC Accepting Nominations for Micro Entrepreneur Awards

INCREASE CDC Accepting Nominations for Micro Entrepreneur Awards
INCREASE Community Development Corporation is accepting nominations for their 10th annual Micro Entrepreneur Awards through Thursday, March 6th. To qualify as a micro entrepreneur, the business must have five or fewer employees including the owner. Nominees must demonstrate community involvement and...
February 24th, 2014 | News, Upcoming Events | Read More