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Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Connected. ECDI’s soon-to-be launched Business-to-Business (B2B) Directory is the largest directory of small business owners from across the state of...

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A new garden supply store is giving life to a long-vacant storefront in Hilliard. Hygrowponics opened its doors at 3914 Brown Park Dr. just over...

It's safe to say a concept is a hit when a second location is on deck before the first even opens. Such is the...

Social Entrepreneurship

On August 2, 2016, the Center for Social Enterprise Development (CSED), joined by social entrepreneurs, funders and community partners, came together for its second annual Positioned...

Announcements

It can best be described as a week of highs and lows for new brewery Commonhouse Ales. Striving to be the state's first B Corp...

Over the past several years, Central Ohio companies have had an increasing presence on the Inc. 5000's list of fastest-growing privately-held companies in the...

Stay up to date with what's happening in the small business community. From measuring impact, to honoring business owners, to upcoming events highlighting the...
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Crowdfunding Roundup

Bikes, beers and more in this month's crowdfunding roundup. Five businesses look to the masses to help make dreams into a reality. Keep reading...

Latest Articles

Two local retailers are teaming up in a big way. HOMAGE founder Ryan Vesler announced today that his company has landed a $10 million...

Eleven local social enterprises received over $85,000 worth of funding as the first Columbus cohort of the SEA Change catalyst program. A pitch event on Friday,...

First-generation entrepreneurs face a different set of experiences than second- and third-generation entrepreneurs. "The key difference is that they are very innovative," says Randy Gerber,...

The Small Business Majority (SBM) is providing business owners with access to information and the educational resources to operate their businesses more effectively. Traditionally focused on...

2015 marked the third year of growth for venture capital investments in the state of Ohio, totaling $373 million, a 14 percent increase over 2014,...

Chicago-based i.c.stars has chosen Columbus as its first city for expansion. The organization offers a technology-based workforce development and leadership training program for low-income...

In a world where you can customize your coffee, to your car, to your sneakers, the bicycle industry hasn't necessarily followed suite. "There’s a degree...

Ask any of the major players in Columbus' startup scene what factors have contributed to the city's growing ecosystem and you are likely to...