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Small Business Saturday is sluggish in Columbus

Small Business Saturday is sluggish in Columbus
Now in its third year, Small Business Saturday is relatively well known throughout the United States. For the initiated, this annual sales event was created in 2010 by American Express as an alternative to the big box shopping of Black Friday and the e-commerce sales of Cyber Monday. The program encourages...
November 26th, 2012 | News | Read More

Celebrate Local moving to new storefront in January 2013

Celebrate Local moving to new storefront in January 2013
In the new year, Celebrate Local will have a new home at Easton Town Center. The shop, which sells a variety of Ohio-produced handmade and artisan goods, is relocating to a 2,943-square-foot space at 3952 Townsfair Way, located between Panera Bread and Restoration Hardware across from Crate & Barrel. Celebrate...
November 23rd, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

Controlling Access To Your Data

Controlling Access To Your Data
This article is part eight in a twelve-part series on information security fundamentals for small and medium-sized businesses. Access management is one of the more complex areas of information security management. Users and passwords, systems and applications, servers and workstations, wired and wireless...
November 23rd, 2012 | Expert Perspective | Read More

Taking Stock

Taking Stock
It’s November. With about a month-and-a-half left of 2012, let’s take stock of the year. Many of my clients, but by no means all, are saying it was better than expected. It was probably a year of changes and shifts for you. Maybe you’re still making some last minute adjustments to...
November 21st, 2012 | Growth Strategies | Read More

Upcoming Women in Business Event at Stonewall Columbus, December 6 2012

So You Think You Want to Start Your Own Business? – Key4Women and Stonewall Columbus present: Women in Business Event on Thursday, December 6, 2012. 6-7pm Panel Discussion 7-8pm Networking Mixer Free Cocktails and Light Appetizers Location: Stonewall Columbus Center on High 1160 North High Street Columbus,...
November 20th, 2012 | Upcoming Events | Read More

Finance Fund re-energizes communities by assisting promising biz owners

Finance Fund re-energizes communities by assisting promising biz owners
Finance Fund has steadily been helping entrepreneurs throughout Ohio for more than two decades. The Columbus-based non-profit intermediary was founded in 1987, and through 2011 it has invested more than $195.5 million in small business entrepreneurship, community facility projects, commercial revitalization,...
November 20th, 2012 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Suzy Bureau of Columbus Startup Weekend: Your Questions Answered

Suzy Bureau of Columbus Startup Weekend: Your Questions Answered
Since co-founding the ManCard iPhone app almost a year ago at Columbus Startup Weekend, Suzy Bureau has become one of its most vocal supporters. Bureau, along with Brian Billingsley and Steve Gacka, also helped coordinate the most recent Columbus Startup Weekend, which was held Nov. 9-11. So who better...
November 19th, 2012 | Frequently Asked Questions | Read More

Building Your Daily Information Security Checklist

Building Your Daily Information Security Checklist
This article is part seven in a twelve-part series on information security fundamentals for small and medium-sized businesses. Information security isn’t a destination. It’s a journey. If you’ve read the previous articles in the series, you’re already aware of many critical information...
November 16th, 2012 | Expert Perspective | Read More