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Sokol & Associates Offers Restaurant Brokerage and Consulting Services

Sokol & Associates Offers Restaurant Brokerage and Consulting Services
The Columbus food scene is growing with what seems like a new bar or restaurant opening every week. Behind the scenes is restaurant brokerage firm Sokol & Associates. “We specialize in brokering and selling restaurants and bars,” Owner Randy Sokol says. Businesses hire them to find buyers...
May 6th, 2014 | Business Profiles, Trendspotting | Read More

Columbus Crowdfunding Roundup – May 2014 Edition

Columbus Crowdfunding Roundup – May 2014 Edition
Crowdfunding is becoming an increasingly integral part of starting or expanding a business. The first Monday of each month we’ll list a roundup of the crowdfunding campaigns happening in Columbus. Click on the links below to learn more about the innovative ideas and businesses local residents are...
May 5th, 2014 | Crowdfunding Roundup | Read More

Tips for Setting up a Home Office

Tips for Setting up a Home Office
Working from home comes with many amazing freedoms, no commute…and complicated tax forms. However, understanding what home office expenses can be deducted from your taxes can lead to big benefits. Charitax founder, CPA and former federal auditor, Eric Bisignano, outlines two basic rules to follow...
May 2nd, 2014 | Tips of the Trade | Read More

Three Ways to Build Business Credit

Three Ways to Build Business Credit
Whether you’re a brand new small business in need of startup supplies, or a well-established small business looking to expand, there can always be times when your financial needs surpass your cash flow. But if your business credit isn’t particularly attractive to lenders, taking out a business loan...
May 1st, 2014 | $traight Talk | Read More

10th Annual Ohio Growth Summit Slated for June 4-5

10th Annual Ohio Growth Summit Slated for June 4-5
Celebrating 10 successful years, the Ohio Growth Summit will take place at Columbus State Community College on June 4-5, 2014. The event will feature six keynote presentations and 14 breakout sessions covering a variety of topics that will give entrepreneurs and small business owners actionable advice...
April 30th, 2014 | Upcoming Events | Read More

Intelligent Office Brings Customizable Office Services to Downtown

Intelligent Office Brings Customizable Office Services to Downtown
Whether you need a 614 number, a receptionist or an office for a few hours, Intelligent Office offers a suite of solutions that any small business or entrepreneur can customize to fit their needs. Otto Beatty, owner of E.E. Ward and small business champion, heads the Columbus branch of the franchised...
April 29th, 2014 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Schooley Caldwell Associates Celebrates 70 Years of Success

Schooley Caldwell Associates Celebrates 70 Years of Success
With 70 years of success and a bright future, full-service architecture, engineering, interior design and planning firm Schooley Caldwell will continue to contribute their iconic designs to the Columbus landscape. Schooley Caldwell brings a unique blend of multi-disciplinary talent together in one place....
April 28th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

How To Create the Perfect Pitch

How To Create the Perfect Pitch
With a vibrant entrepreneurial community, budding business owners in Columbus have a variety of pitch platforms they can utilize to gain feedback on their ideas. From SunDown RunDown, Startup Weekend and WakeUp StartUp, to a multitude of events at OSU, there are ample opportunities for a business to...
April 25th, 2014 | How-To Guides | Read More