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Columbus-Based Verde Designing BMX Bikes

Columbus-Based Verde Designing BMX Bikes
Columbus has a surprisingly large bike distribution market, but Verde Bikes is focusing on the full package, designing, selling and distributing their BMX bikes from the city. Short for bicycle motocross, BMX bikes were originally designed for racing and have evolved into street and stunt riding. The...
September 5th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

Need Extra Cash? Find a Business Loan That’s Right for You

Need Extra Cash? Find a Business Loan That’s Right for You
As the owner of a small business, it’s important to know that sometimes cash flow can be off and financial issues arise. A piece of equipment may have broken down, a leak in your office has caused extensive damage, or a busy month has depleted your inventory. If your small business is in need of additional...
September 4th, 2014 | $traight Talk | Read More

5 Reasons Customers Matter When You’re Raising Capital

5 Reasons Customers Matter When You’re Raising Capital
“You don’t have to swing hard to hit a home run. If you got the timing, it’ll go.” – Yogi Berra A lot of things—sometimes including the sun and the moon—have to line up just right for a startup company to attract investment capital. - The product has to work. - The founding team has...
September 3rd, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More

Columbus Crowdfunding Roundup – September 2014 Edition

Columbus Crowdfunding Roundup – September 2014 Edition
More coffee shops are in store for Columbus. Two unique concepts are raising funds to bring java to up-and-coming neighborhoods. Read more about these and two other entrepreneurs with big plans in September’s Crowdfuding Roundup. Cafe Brioso - Brioso Coffee Popular downtown eatery and coffee roaster...
September 2nd, 2014 | Crowdfunding Roundup | Read More

Hemisphere Coffee Roasters, Good Coffee Doing Good

Hemisphere Coffee Roasters, Good Coffee Doing Good
There’s a story behind each cup of coffee from Hemisphere Coffee Roasters. The roastery is not only focused on brewing quality java, but helping the international communities in which their beans grow. Hemisphere imports coffee from across the world to roast at their Mechanicsburg facility. “Coffee...
August 29th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

In The Company of Women, 2014

In The Company of Women, 2014
The Women’s Business Center of Ohio (WBC), powered by the Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI), has spent the last year and a half building a network of women business leaders in the Central Ohio community. The organization provides business counseling, training, networking and funding...
August 28th, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

45 Central Ohio Companies Make Inc. 5000

45 Central Ohio Companies Make Inc. 5000
Forty-five Central Ohio Companies have been named to Inc. magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in the U.S. Columbus boasts five companies in the top 500. Highest on the list is RevLocal, ranking at 108. Experiencing a three-year growth of 3,342 percent, the company helps businesses...
August 27th, 2014 | Announcements | Read More

Sculptify Shaking Up 3D Printing Industry

Sculptify Shaking Up 3D Printing Industry
3D printing is a rapidly growing industry and one in which the possibilities of what can be printed seemingly expand every day. Columbus-based Sculptify is upping the ante with their pelletized material 3D printer. “We started talking about how limiting the technology was and how powerful it could...
August 26th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More