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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

5 Things You Can Do to Become Your Agency’s Favorite Client

5 Things You Can Do to Become Your Agency’s Favorite Client
I’d like to let everyone in on a little secret: when you’re nice to people and treat them with respect, you’ll often receive the same in return. A shocking revelation, surely, but it’s just as true when dealing with agencies as it is any other service provider. In the same way...
December 25th, 2013 | Interactive Strategies | Read More

Best Startup Business of 2013: Actual Brewing Company

Best Startup Business of 2013: Actual Brewing Company
A sign of the seemingly ever-expanding craft-brew market in Columbus, Actual Brewing Company has landed at the top of the list for best startup business of 2013. “The Actual Brewing Company being declared Best Startup Business of 2013 does not surprise me,” says Mary Martineau, Executive...
December 24th, 2013 | Announcements, News | Read More

Best High Growth Small Business 2013: Piada

Best High Growth Small Business 2013: Piada
From its first location in Upper Arlington, to eight across Central Ohio and eight more across the state within three years, it’s no surprise Piada tops the list for high-growth small business. The eatery puts an Italian spin on the fast-casual concept that has consistently been taking a bigger...
December 24th, 2013 | Announcements, News | Read More

Craft Tango Connects Crafters and Retailers

Craft Tango Connects Crafters and Retailers
For a handmade crafter, finding wholesale locations to sell their goods is precious time away from their creative space. An artisan herself, Stinkybomb Soap founder Megan Green has crafted an idea to bring crafters and retailers together. Craft Tango will build a database of handmade crafters and their...
December 23rd, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

Chamber Celebrates Region’s Small Businesses

Chamber Celebrates Region’s Small Businesses
The Columbus Region is fortunate to be home to scores of small businesses. These businesses, as we all know, are the wheel upon which the economy turns. Why? Small businesses do the majority of the hiring and generate the kind of revenue that moves the economy forward. Somers L. Martin, director of business...
December 20th, 2013 | Chamber Connection | Read More

And the “Winner” Is… Terminating Ill Employees Too Quickly

And the “Winner” Is… Terminating Ill Employees Too Quickly
To my knowledge there is no award for this, but I hereby nominate the rush to terminate an employees for absences for health reasons as the most avoidable action that employers take that gets them into legal hot water. Or, if you prefer, consider this a year-end list … of one. Bill Nolan I am not saying...
December 19th, 2013 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More