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Columbus Crowdfunding Roundup – October 2014 Edition

Columbus Crowdfunding Roundup – October 2014 Edition
It’s a varied month for Columbus Crowdfunding. A popular eatery looks to expand it’s reach, while a coffee shop hopes to help build community. Maybe all natural products are more your style. One local woman is making products with the motto of garden to skin. Finally, a multi-sensory studio...
October 6th, 2014 | Crowdfunding Roundup | Read More

At Work: A Space with a Creative History Inspires Commons Studio

At Work: A Space with a Creative History Inspires Commons Studio
“I’ve been working as a freelance photographer for five years and had been searching for a studio space for the last couple of years,” says Matt Reese, Owner & Chief Photographer of Commons Studio, Partner & Chief Creative Officer of We Are Glitterati, and Co-Founder &...
October 3rd, 2014 | At Work | Read More

Insurance: A Small Business Necessity

Insurance: A Small Business Necessity
Securing insurance policies is an investment small business owners should make; however, many don’t realize the different insurance plans available to them. Knowing your options allows you to find the plan that works best for you, your business and your employees. Derrick Bailey Disability and life...
October 2nd, 2014 | $traight Talk | Read More

5 Ways to Increase Your Concept’s Odds for Success

5 Ways to Increase Your Concept’s Odds for Success
It can cost a lot less to start a new company today than it would have cost ten years ago. Advances in technology—cloud computing, online distribution channels, open software, 3D printers, and the “pay as you use” SaaS model—are continuing to drive down the dollars required to get a startup...
October 1st, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More

How To Rebuild Your Business After a Natural Disaster

How To Rebuild Your Business After a Natural Disaster
It’s a nightmare and worst-case scenario. A natural disaster like a fire or flood can be catastrophic for a small business. While it’s something every business owner would rather not think about, it’s far better to make sure your business is prepared than one day be out of options. Columbus-based...
September 30th, 2014 | How-To Guides | Read More

Mayor’s Small Business Expo Slated for October 8 & 9

Mayor’s Small Business Expo Slated for October 8 & 9
Mayor Coleman will host the 12th annual Small Business Conference and Expo Oct. 8 & 9 at the Hilton Downtown Columbus and the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The theme for this year’s conference is “Momentum.” Small business owners, business leaders and public policy makers...
September 26th, 2014 | Upcoming Events | Read More

Zest Juice Co. Opening Near Grandview This Fall

Zest Juice Co. Opening Near Grandview This Fall
Offering fresh, healthy, cold-pressed juice, Zest Juice Co. will open its doors at 980 W. Fifth Ave. near Grandview in late fall. Natalie Rusch and Jordan Helman are the couple behind the store that will offer a variety of juices and other healthy drinks. “We have seven juices and you can drink...
September 25th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

Mizzen+Main Receives $1.2 Million Investment

Mizzen+Main Receives $1.2 Million Investment
The idea is pretty ingenious – men’s dress shirts made from the same moisture-wicking fabrics as athletic wear. They are winkle-free, have four-way stretch and don’t require ironing or dry cleaning. Mizzen+Main is producing the shirts that have garnered so much attention, founder Kevin...
September 24th, 2014 | Announcements | Read More