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Do not blindly sign form contracts

Do not blindly sign form contracts
I have written about contracts here before. Spend a few dollars now to save more dollars later by having your lawyer review them. At least focus on a few key contractual terms before you sign any contract. Here, however, I want to emphasize a simple and direct message: do not blindly sign form contracts...
January 17th, 2013 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

At Work: A Fresh New Space for FreshGames

At Work: A Fresh New Space for FreshGames
Local game development company FreshGames recently celebrated its tenth anniversary. Stephan Smith, President of FreshGames. “After six years of being in retail, I was looking to get into digital distribution and start something new– hence FreshGames,” says company president Stephan Smith. Smith...
January 16th, 2013 | At Work | Read More

East Wind Nannies expands into 3 cities since 2010 launch

East Wind Nannies expands into 3 cities since 2010 launch
In just a little over two years, East Wind Nannies has expanded into three cities. Amy Haldeman founded the nanny service in Pittsburgh in fall 2010 after working in child care for more than a decade. Haldeman’s  husband had been transferred to Pittsburgh because of his job, and she decided starting...
January 15th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

Barbash named Finance Fund Chief Operating Officer

Barbash named Finance Fund Chief Operating Officer
Finance Fund has named Mark Barbash its chief operating officer. In his new role, Barbash will be responsible for day-to-day operations to advance community development at the statewide  financial non-profit that connects community redevelopment projects in underserved markets with public and private...
January 14th, 2013 | Announcements | Read More

Ford to lead AEE Ohio

Ford to lead AEE Ohio
Former TechColumbus President and CEO Ted Ford has landed a new gig. Advanced Energy Economy Ohio announced last week that Ford has been appointed its new president and CEO. He was selected from a national search. “Ted brings with him a wealth of experience in nonprofit leadership, innovation...
January 14th, 2013 | Announcements | Read More

ECDI offering loans to owners of new, existing businesses

ECDI offering loans to owners of new, existing businesses
As just about any entrepreneur will tell you, financing a business can be a difficult task. However, those willing to consider a non-traditional lender might have a friend in the Economic and Community Development Institute. Part of what separates its lending program from those at commercial banks is...
January 11th, 2013 | Announcements | Read More

Customized Girl raises money for Spielman Fund

Customized Girl raises money for Spielman Fund
Customized Girl has raised more than $7,000 for the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. Customized Girl is just one of several custom apparel websites run by eRetailing, whose proprietary design center allows customers to add their own text, art, and images to apparel and accessories. “Customized...
January 10th, 2013 | Philanthropic Pursuit | Read More

Open Source vs. Proprietary

Open Source vs. Proprietary
Clients and partners ask us frequently for our perspective on open source vs. proprietary technologies. There isn’t a right or wrong answer. It ultimately depends on the objectives and needs of the project. If you let the needs of the project drive the decision about what type of technology is...
January 9th, 2013 | Your Digital Business | Read More