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Seeking nominees for 2014 Social Entrepreneurship Award

Seeking nominees for 2014 Social Entrepreneurship Award
Social Entrepreneurship is the identification of a social problem and the use of entrepreneurial principles and practices to create a social venture aimed at solving the problem. Social entrepreneurs are important to the community and to the world, as they work to achieve social change through non-traditional...
March 28th, 2014 | Announcements | Read More

Local Creatives Pen Book to Help Others Start Their Businesses

Local Creatives Pen Book to Help Others Start Their Businesses
Starting a business is full of learning experiences. Some decisions are good, some are bad and some you may never understand why you made, but two local creatives with a thriving business are aiming to help fellow artisans take some of the guesswork out of the process. These are Things founders Jen...
March 28th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

The Food Fort’s First Annual Showcase A Resounding Success

The Food Fort’s First Annual Showcase A Resounding Success
From zesty chipotle sliders to decadent blackberry sage donuts, The Food Fort’s first annual showcase attracted hundreds of hungry attendees eager for an introduction to the diversely talented “foodie-preneurs” that call The Food Fort Home. “We spent months coordinating so many moving parts,”...
March 27th, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Jackpot Treats Bakes Up Vegetarian Goodies for Pups

Jackpot Treats Bakes Up Vegetarian Goodies for Pups
People aren’t the only ones with food allergies. Man’s best friend can be sensitive to many of the same allergens as humans. Protecting the sensitive pups, local dog lover Liz Martin created vegetarian treat line, Jackpot Treats. “I wanted the treats to be very allergen conscious,”...
March 26th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

New Trident Design Product, Quickey Multi-Tool, Exceeds Crowdfunding Goals

New Trident Design Product, Quickey Multi-Tool, Exceeds Crowdfunding Goals
As Trident Design helps inventors turn design ideas into reality, crowdfunding campaigns are an increasingly popular part of the process. To better serve their clients, Founder Chris Hawker decided Trident should run their own Indiegogo campaign. Many startups dream of reaching their funding goals...
March 25th, 2014 | Announcements, Business Profiles | Read More

Conway Center Offers Advice on How to Pass on a Family Business

Conway Center Offers Advice on How to Pass on a Family Business
Passing on a family business is a complex and delicate process – and one that shouldn’t be entered into lightly. An expert on the topic, Conway Center for Family Business Co-Founder Bea Wolper answers The Metropreneur’s questions on how to pass on a family business. [M] How can a business...
March 24th, 2014 | How-To Guides | Read More

Sprout it Launching Mobile App

Sprout it Launching Mobile App
Sprout it is celebrating their one year anniversary and the start of spring by launching a new iPhone app. Initially a web-based and iPad application, Sprout it walks users through every step it takes to plant and harvest a successful garden. Consumer feedback motivated the development of the new application....
March 21st, 2014 | Announcements, News | Read More

Do You Have Any Idea How to Protect Your Ideas?

Do You Have Any Idea How to Protect Your Ideas?
During my career as an intellectual property attorney, I have had countless new client meetings begin with, “I have this idea…” Every entrepreneur’s first concern is to protect their ideas from others taking them and enjoying the fruits of their mental labors. And now for the bad news –...
March 20th, 2014 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More