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Knockout Concepts Building Mobile 3D Scanner

Knockout Concepts Building Mobile 3D Scanner
3D technology is rapidly gaining popularity, but unless you know how to use CAD or other modeling software, it’s difficult to take advantage of 3D printing. Enter Knockout Concepts. The technology company is foraging a new way to create 3D files. “We created a mobile device that allows simple,...
June 6th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

Three Things to Consider Before Offering Discounts

Three Things to Consider Before Offering Discounts
As a small business owner, you know that offering discounts or coupons is a great way to get customers in the door. For special holidays or anniversaries, discounts can be a great way to thank your customers for their loyalty to your business. However, there are many aspects of using discounts that you...
June 5th, 2014 | $traight Talk | Read More

It’s All About Communications

It’s All About Communications
“It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.” – Yogi Berra If the first time potential investors hear about your company is when you are ready to raise capital, you are not ready to raise capital. While you are busy building your prototype and choosing the...
June 4th, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More

Baker Creative Takes Inside Out Approach to Branding

Baker Creative Takes Inside Out Approach to Branding
Creative brand management firm, Baker Creative, takes a unique and multi-faceted approach to building businesses. “We’re not a traditional agency, we service all different facets of a business,” Founder and Creative Director Michele Cuthbert says. “We see the brand as the nucleus...
June 3rd, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

Winners Announced for Central Ohio Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Winners Announced for Central Ohio Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
Three companies were awarded for their ventures in social entrepreneurship at the Central Ohio Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards sponsored by The Metropreneur and Rotary District 6690. “The common thread between social entrepreneurs and Rotary is they didn’t wait for someone else to do...
June 2nd, 2014 | Announcements | Read More

CordovaInk Raising Funds for Mobile Tattoo Truck

CordovaInk Raising Funds for Mobile Tattoo Truck
Columbus has food trucks and retail trucks but CordovaInk wants to add a new truck to the mix – a mobile tattoo truck. Husband-and-wife duo Abraham and Katie Cordova are the creatives behind the truck that would be the first of its kind in Ohio. Originally eyeing a brick-and-mortar location,...
June 2nd, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

Columbus Idea Foundry Expands to New Space in Franklinton

Columbus Idea Foundry Expands to New Space in Franklinton
The Columbus Idea Foundry opens its new 60,000 square-foot home at 421 W. State St. in Franklinton today, making it one of the largest makerspaces in the world. The CIF is one of the increasing number of creative spaces located in Franklinton. With neighbors like 400 W. Rich, COSI and Glass Axis. “Now...
May 30th, 2014 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

The Rise of the Intrapreneur: Succeeding Within an Organization

The Rise of the Intrapreneur: Succeeding Within an Organization
There is a certain romanticism to entrepreneurship—the long nights, early mornings, pots of coffee, the determination, the risk and the potential reward—but startup life isn’t always for everyone. For whatever reason you may have for not starting your own company, you are not alone. Perhaps you...
May 29th, 2014 | Tips of the Trade | Read More