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4 Steps for Planning for Strategic Growth in 2016

4 Steps for Planning for Strategic Growth in 2016
It’s no secret that Columbus is quickly growing, bringing with it aspiring entrepreneurs and businesses of all shapes and sizes. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Columbus posted the 13th largest population gain in 2014, and Forbes named Columbus the 11th best city for business and careers. With...
January 7th, 2016 | $traight Talk | Read More

SmileMD Breaking the Medical-Dental Barrier for Anesthesia

SmileMD Breaking the Medical-Dental Barrier for Anesthesia
Getting dental work done doesn’t normally elicit excitement. Quite the opposite in fact…fear, anxiety, stress. A service that’s eliminating patient anxiety, making dentists more efficient and brining board-certified anesthesiologists into a dental practice, SmileMD is disrupting how...
January 6th, 2016 | Business Profiles | Read More

IV Rehydration Comes to Columbus with Revive

IV Rehydration Comes to Columbus with Revive
Still feeling it from the holidays? Whether it’s a massive hangover or a cold you just can’t shake, you probably just want to feel better ASAP. Recently launched concierge IV hydration service Revive thinks they might be just the thing you need. A team of board certified anesthesiologists...
January 5th, 2016 | Business Profiles | Read More

Columbus Crowdfunding Roundup – January 2016

Columbus Crowdfunding Roundup – January 2016
Hopefully you aren’t sick of crowdfunding yet…In case you missed it, we did a year-end crowdfunding report analyzing the general results for Columbus-based campaigns, and dug a little deeper into industry and business stage trends. (Plus, there’s an awesome infographic to go along...
January 4th, 2016 | Crowdfunding Roundup | Read More

Infographic: Crowdfunding in Columbus

Infographic: Crowdfunding in Columbus
Click here for a larger image. *All data was gathered by The Metropreneur. Each campaign was analyzed for did it hit its funding goal – YES/NO, amount requested and amount raised as of 12/11/2015. 
January 1st, 2016 | Trendspotting | Read More

Crowdfunding Report: Why a Business Raises Funds Has a Big Impact on Success Rate

Crowdfunding Report: Why a Business Raises Funds Has a Big Impact on Success Rate
In part one of our crowdfunding report, we looked at some general averages – percentage of successful and failed campaigns, average asks, average percentages funded – and left you with a little cliffhanger. For part two, we’re looking at things differently. Why are businesses turning...
January 1st, 2016 | Trendspotting | Read More

Crowdfunding Report: Columbus Crowdfunding Campaigns See Marginal Success

Crowdfunding Report: Columbus Crowdfunding Campaigns See Marginal Success
Thirty-two percent. Would you do something if it had a thirty-two percent success rate? While those odds aren’t the worst — they aren’t overwhelmingly reassuring. That percentage is the number of business-based or business-related crowdfunding campaigns from our monthly roundups that were...
December 31st, 2015 | Trendspotting | Read More

2015 Year in Review: July – December

2015 Year in Review: July – December
Don’t miss our recap of the first half of the year, found here! We have even more highlights, issues to tackle and businesses changing industries that made headlines in the second half of 2015. July Buying local or supporting local are oft-heard phrases, but Designing Local is focused on figuring...
December 30th, 2015 | Trendspotting | Read More