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Trident Design Helps Inventors Turn Ideas into Reality

Trident Design Helps Inventors Turn Ideas into Reality
Tucked away in a Short North alley, the creative minds at Trident Design are working hard on the next new gadget or product that you just can’t live without (even if you don’t know it yet). Founded by Chris Hawker in 2000, Trident is a one-stop invention shop that can help take anyone’s...
June 7th, 2013 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

How to Prepare for a Lender Meeting

How to Prepare for a Lender Meeting
Applying for a business loan can be a stressful part of owning your own business. But, if you’ve done your research, you know your borrowing options and you know it’s time to apply for a loan, actually meeting with a lender can be stress-free, simply by being prepared. By Deanna Barzak, Business...
June 6th, 2013 | $traight Talk | Read More

Why Your Customers Need You To Be Social

Why Your Customers Need You To Be Social
It’s fairly common to hear business owners talk about social media marketing as an option for their strategy, not a must. And that is true. You certainly don’t have to be on social media to market your business if you’ve found the most effective platforms for this to be elsewhere. The...
June 5th, 2013 | Tips of the Trade | Read More

HAPI Project Aims to Create Scalable Platform for Food Production

HAPI Project Aims to Create Scalable Platform for Food Production
We’ve all either seen some sort of documentary or read a research article or two about the problems with our industrialized food system. While it’s great to be able to enjoy ripe tomatoes year round, there are countless negative side-effects from the chemicals used in the processes, the toll...
June 4th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

Winners chosen for Central Ohio Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Winners chosen for Central Ohio Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
The first Central Ohio Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards were held May 23, 2013 at the Gateway Film Center. Nearly 100 Rotarians voted on the winners from this year’s six finalists: Billy Two Shoes; CivitasNow; Freedom a la Cart; Freshbox Catering; Fulcrum Creatives; and The Greener Grocer. Billy...
June 4th, 2013 | Announcements | Read More

Alternative Fashion Mob Gives Clothing Design Entrepreneurs a Boost

Alternative Fashion Mob Gives Clothing Design Entrepreneurs a Boost
Columbus was recently ranked as the #3 US city for fashion (falling only behind New York and Los Angeles), with over 500 fashion design professionals employed here by large companies including The Limited, Victoria’s Secret, Abercrombie & Fitch, Express and several others. While that statistic...
June 3rd, 2013 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Hotcards Columbus Rebrands as Fireball Press

Hotcards Columbus Rebrands as Fireball Press
The owners of HotcardsColumbus revealed on Thursday a rebranding effort and name change to Fireball Press. The new name for the Columbus printing business reflects a separation from their Cleveland-based parent company, which was sold to new owners in November last year. “We decided to go a different...
June 2nd, 2013 | Announcements | Read More

Business Author Ed Paulson to Speak in Worthington

Business Author Ed Paulson to Speak in Worthington
Ed Paulson, author of the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Starting Your Own Business, will be speaking at the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce on Monday, June 3rd from 7pm to 9pm. Paulson will be sharing tips and strategies for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. Paulson himself has...
June 1st, 2013 | Upcoming Events | Read More