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Capital Crossroads SID Discusses Untapped Retail Market Downtown

Capital Crossroads SID Discusses Untapped Retail Market Downtown
If there is one word to describe the retail market downtown, it’s untapped. With $350 million in annual retail spending potential, “We’re the largest untapped retail market in the region,” says Marc Conte, deputy director of research, planning and facilities at Capital Crossroads...
July 8th, 2014 | Trendspotting | Read More

Columbus Crowdfunding Roundup – July 2014 Edition

Columbus Crowdfunding Roundup – July 2014 Edition
From innovative products to community spaces for entrepreneurs, July brings a fresh round of crowdfunding campaigns to Columbus. Keep reading for a peek at these local businesses that are making the push to turn ideas into reality. The Commissary: Where Food Connects Community - There’s only a...
July 7th, 2014 | Crowdfunding Roundup | Read More

How to Pool Resources with Other Small Businesses

How to Pool Resources with Other Small Businesses
As a small business owner, you know that your resources can be limited. Promoting your business takes time and money, sometimes more than you have to give. Here are three ways that you can work with other small businesses to pool your resources and help everyone succeed. 1. Don’t be scared to share...
July 3rd, 2014 | $traight Talk | Read More

Five Steps to Achieving the Milestones that Lead to Investment Capital

Five Steps to Achieving the Milestones that Lead to Investment Capital
If you are an entrepreneur looking to raise capital, the best advice I have is to call TechColumbus and ask how we can help. Last year 400 companies made inquiries. From those initial contacts, we added 56 new companies to our portfolio, bringing the total number of companies actively accessing venture...
July 2nd, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More

CoverMyMeds Prior Authorization Software Solves Major Problem in Healthcare Industry

CoverMyMeds Prior Authorization Software Solves Major Problem in Healthcare Industry
Helping their 10 millionth patient and solving a headache in the healthcare industry, CoverMyMeds creates a software solution that eases the prior authorization process for prescriptions. “To a pharmacy, prior authorization is probably the number one pain point in their workflow,” CoverMyMeds...
July 1st, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

AboutOurWork.com Rolling Out to Four Million New Customers

AboutOurWork.com Rolling Out to Four Million New Customers
Local tech startup AboutOurWork.com is growing its userbase by 3000 percent today. The small business networking site allows users to create easy websites from templates, connect with related business and virtually network. And while its grown gradually to serve around 120,000 users, they’re flipping...
June 30th, 2014 | News | Read More

Small Business Administration Releases Statistics on Small Business Landscape in Ohio

Small Business Administration Releases Statistics on Small Business Landscape in Ohio
The Small Business Administration recently released the Ohio Small Business Profile, providing statistics on the small business environment within the state. With 926,365 small businesses employing 2,074,595 workers, these enterprises employed about half of the state’s private workforce in 2011....
June 27th, 2014 | Trendspotting | Read More

Mobile Retail Trucks a Growing Trend

Mobile Retail Trucks a Growing Trend
Whether it’s their first venture into the retail market or a way to expand their business, a growing number of Columbus retailers are hitting the streets with mobile trucks. Retail trucks provide flexibility and an easier way to reach customers across the city, while typically providing a lower...
June 26th, 2014 | Trendspotting | Read More