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Event Discusses Culture of Entrepreneurism in Columbus

Event Discusses Culture of Entrepreneurism in Columbus
While it may seem like Columbus is teeming with startups and small businesses, statistics say otherwise. Out of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., Columbus ranks 80th in percentage of all employers that are small, 82nd in percentage of small business establishment births per 1,000 establishments,...
September 23rd, 2014 | Event Reviews | Read More

Early Bird Food Truck Coming to University District this Fall

Early Bird Food Truck Coming to University District this Fall
A new food truck parked just north of OSU’s campus will be serving sweet treats come October. Early Bird will offer fresh beignet-style donuts, sweet and savory hand pies, as well as coffee and espresso drinks. Four and Twenty Blackbird Bake Shop Founder Libby Glover is using the truck to highlight...
September 22nd, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

TechColumbus Named One of Top University-Associated Business Incubators in the World

TechColumbus Named One of Top University-Associated Business Incubators in the World
TechColumbus was recently ranked third in the Top 10 university-associated business incubators in the world by UBI Index, a leader in performance analysis of business incubators. UBI Index analyzed a specialized range of variable factors and eco-systems to compile the Top 10 list. The comprehensive...
September 19th, 2014 | Announcements | Read More

Independents’ Day Grows from Bootstrapped Festival to Three-Day Celebration

Independents’ Day Grows from Bootstrapped Festival to Three-Day Celebration
It’s Independents’ Day this weekend. That’s right – Independents’ day in the middle of September, although ‘day’ doesn’t do the festival justice anymore. Bringing together all things local, from musicians to crafters, to foodie-preneurs and beer-brewers,...
September 19th, 2014 | Local Events, News | Read More

Tips To Telecommuting: 4 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Remote Employees

Tips To Telecommuting: 4 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Remote Employees
Few entrepreneurs in 2014 expect all of their employees to sit in a fixed office space 40 hours per week. Rent is expensive, and businesses can slash overhead if they do not need to provide employees with full-time work space (some estimate that an employer may save over $10,000.00 per person by allowing...
September 18th, 2014 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

FABRIC Creating Resource Center for Independent Local Designers

FABRIC Creating Resource Center for Independent Local Designers
FABRIC is adding a new element of innovation to the Columbus Idea Foundry. With a soft launch this weekend during the Independent’s Day Festival in Franklinton, The Alternative Fashion Mob is taking over a part of the second floor to build the fashion resource center that is truly one of a kind...
September 17th, 2014 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Women’s Business Center Holds First Annual “In the Company of Women” Luncheon

Women’s Business Center Holds First Annual “In the Company of Women” Luncheon
The Women’s Business Center powered by ECDI held its first annual lunch to support women entrepreneurs on Thursday Sept. 11 at the Athletic Club of Columbus. Keynote speaker Karen Hough, entrepreneur and Founder & CEO of ImprovEdge, discussed using improvisation as an engagement and learning...
September 16th, 2014 | Event Reviews | Read More

Lumos Columbus Creating Novel Space for Entrepreneurs

Lumos Columbus Creating Novel Space for Entrepreneurs
Short North is home to a unique new concept in the starup world. Part innovation and strategy consulting for lager corporations, part in-house startup incubator and accelerator, and part tech art gallery, Lumos Columbus is creating different ways to harness the power of entrepreneurial thinking. The...
September 15th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More