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SBA Contract Provides Educational Resources for Small Business Owners

SBA Contract Provides Educational Resources for Small Business Owners
Today a group of 15 local entrepreneurs and small business owners will begin an Entrepreneur Exchange program thanks to a grant from the Small Business Administration. Columbus-based Your Management Team was one of eight organizations nationwide to receive the SBA’s Scale Up America contract that...
January 20th, 2015 | Announcements | Read More

2015 Economic Forecast Calls for 21,000 New Jobs in Columbus

2015 Economic Forecast Calls for 21,000 New Jobs in Columbus
Predicting that it’s going to be a pretty good year is an altogether rare and fun thing for an economist to say, but that’s exactly what Bill LaFayette, owner of Regiononmics, foresees for Columbus in 2015. “[The Columbus Forecast] is calling for an increase in employment of about...
January 19th, 2015 | Trendspotting | Read More

Startup Storytellers Event Brings Entrepreneurs and Advocates Together

Startup Storytellers Event Brings Entrepreneurs and Advocates Together
Startup Storytellers is an ongoing event series created by CivicHacks Columbus, where local entrepreneurs can come together with community leaders, government officials and others from support ecosystem to share stories of challenges and to foster new ideas. “We are pleased to welcome Columbus...
January 18th, 2015 | Upcoming Events | Read More

At Work: Blue Laser Design’s Cool Arena District Space

At Work: Blue Laser Design’s Cool Arena District Space
When you have a business idea that you are unable to get a loan for, you have to start it the old fashioned way – working another job and doing your business on the side. Will Guthrie, President, started Blue Laser Design, a web design and development firm, in the year 2000. “I started out...
January 16th, 2015 | At Work | Read More

New Co-Working Facility Launches at 400 West Rich

New Co-Working Facility Launches at 400 West Rich
The addition of co-working space at the multi-purpose 400 West Rich Street building in Franklinton has been nearly a year in the works, but the new entrepreneurial incubation facility is officially up and running. Nearly 4,000 square feet of space has been dedicated to small private offices and flexible...
January 15th, 2015 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Four Tips for Managing a Legal Bully

Four Tips for Managing a Legal Bully
Just like people, businesses run into bullies in a variety of contexts, including various situations. By bully, we don’t mean the key customer on which your business may be quite dependent, or a true high liability risk situation, but rather situations where your antagonist seemingly is demanding more...
January 14th, 2015 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Alternative Funding Sources: Exploring Peer-to-Peer Lending

Alternative Funding Sources: Exploring Peer-to-Peer Lending
Business owners are always talking capital – generally lack thereof or how to get it. There are several ways to get capital, none of them necessarily easy and each with their own challenges. Crowdfuning has become an industry favorite for statups as a means of idea justification and quick access...
January 14th, 2015 | Trendspotting | Read More

Retro Dinner Diva Brings Home-Cooked Family Meals Back to the Table

Retro Dinner Diva Brings Home-Cooked Family Meals Back to the Table
A self-described potluck overachiever, Stephanie Eakins has always loved to cook. These days she’s cooking for much more than just herself, but for several families all across Central Ohio as the one-woman show that is Retro Dinner Diva. The hint of nostalgia in the name is a nod to summers spent...
January 13th, 2015 | Business Profiles | Read More