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2014 Year in Review: July Through December

2014 Year in Review: July Through December
Yesterday highlighted six months of small business stories and advice, and today we wrap up 2014 with the top stories from the last six months. July July kicked off with an in-depth look at a topic that’s been brewing for some time – downtown’s retail market. The Special Improvement...
December 31st, 2014 | News | Read More

2014 Year in Review: January Through June

2014 Year in Review: January Through June
Looking back at 2014, it was hard to pick just a few stories from each month to highlight in the end-of-the-year roundup. New startups emerge every month and small businesses grow. There’s trends to track and how-to’s to highlight. Today and tomorrow you’ll find three(ish) stories from...
December 30th, 2014 | News | Read More

OH! Burgers Side Becomes Main Attraction with OH! Chips

OH! Burgers Side Becomes Main Attraction with OH! Chips
Most people think of fries as the perfect side to a nice juicy burger. One Columbus burger truck begs to differ. OH! Burger started serving their crispy fried chips to accompany the gourmet burgers coming from the mobile enterprise, and now the side dish has taken on a life of it’s own with OH!...
December 29th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

ECDI Individual Development Account Leads to Successful Small Business

ECDI Individual Development Account Leads to Successful Small Business
“What do you love about your job?” Without question, my answer, “Our clients!” As one of the largest SBA micro-lenders in the country, it is no surprise that many people and businesses look to the Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) seeking capital. But, not everybody obtains...
December 26th, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

2014 Best New Startup: Hot Chicken Takeover

2014 Best New Startup: Hot Chicken Takeover
Saying it’s been a big year for Hot Chicken Takeover is almost an understatement. From a pop-up location in Olde Towne East, to a winter home inside the North Market, and a successful Kickstarter campaign that means HCT on the go, the spicy chicken that started with a loyal cult following is growing...
December 25th, 2014 | News | Read More

National Federation of Independent Business Advocating for Small Businesses

National Federation of Independent Business Advocating for Small Businesses
There is a significant amount of legislation that affects small business owners. Researching, understanding and making sense of it all takes time – time small business owners normally don’t have. That’s where the National Federation of Independent Business comes in. With a mission to...
December 24th, 2014 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

2014 Entrepreneur of the Year: Mikey Sorboro

2014 Entrepreneur of the Year: Mikey Sorboro
Mikey’s Late Night Slice Owner Mikey Sorboro tops the list as 2014 entrepreneur of the year. The by-the-slice pizza has become a late-night staple, growing from its original Short North location at 1030 N. High St. to Clintonville, Grandview, Park Street and Columbus Commons locations, along with...
December 23rd, 2014 | News | Read More

Urban Emporium Offers New Brick-and-Mortar-Space for Local Artisans

Urban Emporium Offers New Brick-and-Mortar-Space for Local Artisans
When you are a small local artisan, it’s often difficult to justify a brick-and-mortar location just for yourself. Enter stores like Celebrate Local or State & Third that house a number of small local vendors all in one place. Come late January, Urban Emporium in Bexley will be joining the...
December 22nd, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More