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Your “Contractors” May Not Be: Five Factors to Consider

Your “Contractors” May Not Be: Five Factors to Consider
Entrepreneurs are always looking for an edge when it comes to trimming their costs and maximizing their profits. One of many businesses’ largest expenses is their workforce, however large or small, so they naturally look for ways to minimize those costs. An appealing way to reduce the cost of workers...
October 17th, 2013 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Conway Center for Family Business Educates Family Businesses for Success

Conway Center for Family Business Educates Family Businesses for Success
Columbus is home to many resources for small businesses, but one center takes a special interest in the needs of family businesses. The Conway Center for Family Business educates and connects family business owners across central Ohio. Abundant educational programs target the special issues that face...
October 16th, 2013 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

10X Tuesday: Startup Accelerator Mentors New Class of Entrepreneurs

10X Tuesday: Startup Accelerator Mentors New Class of Entrepreneurs
The 10X Startup Accelerator is developing its fourth group of entrepreneurs. Since 2011, the accelerator is bringing together various community groups to create an unparalleled mentorship network for startups. During the 10-week program, entrepreneurs learn the ins and outs of what it takes to create...
October 15th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

Lessons from Grand Rapids: GRid70

Lessons from Grand Rapids: GRid70
TheMetropreneur.com visited regional neighbor Grand Rapids for the CEOS for Cities annual conference two weeks ago. While there, we checked in on three different entrepreneurial/incubator facilities and programs to find out how other cities are nurturing small business growth and innovation. Most incubators...
October 15th, 2013 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

TechColumbus Rebrands & Re-Focuses on Startups

TechColumbus Rebrands & Re-Focuses on Startups
Tom Walker took over the reigns at TechColumbus over a year ago, implementing a wave of change. TechColumbus is repositioning their focus on entrepreneurs while implementing a rebrand of their own. “Where can TechColumbus provide the most value on the economic scene?” Walker asked. The answer...
October 14th, 2013 | Announcements, News | Read More

Octo-Pod Helps Users Charge Mobile Devices On The Go

Octo-Pod Helps Users Charge Mobile Devices On The Go
Smartphones often seem to run out of battery at the most inconvenient times. A new company is out to ensure users of all sorts of mobile devices are never far from a charge. Oct-Pod creates an 8-corded station with ports to revive smartphones, cell phones, mobile gaming devices, tablets and digital cameras. “We’re...
October 11th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

Nominate a Local Business for the Columbus Chamber’s 2014 Small Business Awards

Nominate a Local Business for the Columbus Chamber’s 2014 Small Business Awards
Nominations are now open for the Columbus Chamber’s 2014 Small Business Awards. Businesses can submit their information, or anyone can nominate another company. Submissions must be for small businesses with fewer than 500 employees. Applications are accepted through Friday, October 18th. Nominated...
October 10th, 2013 | Upcoming Events | Read More

Building vs. Buying an Application

Building vs. Buying an Application
The software build vs. buy question has been around since the first lines of code were written and software applications were packaged up for purchase. Although the decision whether to build or buy an application can be daunting and complicated, it doesn’t have to be. Narrowing the decision down to...
October 9th, 2013 | Your Digital Business | Read More