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Robert Mason eager to grow its presence in Columbus

Robert Mason eager to grow its presence in Columbus
Robert Grimmett knew at an early age that he wanted to be a merchant. When his peers were asking for toys, Grimmett’s Christmas wish lists included adding machines and business telephones and inventory for the many shops he started out of  his parents’ home. At six years old, Grimmett started...
March 22nd, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

Discrimination prevention is “just” business

Discrimination prevention is “just” business
All employers of all sizes should understand two things about employment discrimination. One, the types of discrimination claims only increase. It is a sarcastic refrain of employers that it is easier to say who is not in a protected class, but the reality is that is increasingly closer to the truth....
March 21st, 2013 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Tax Headwinds: How to Protect Your Business Investment

Tax Headwinds: How to Protect Your Business Investment
I’m sure you’ve heard about one of the many new programs out this year, like the Affordable Care Act. If you’re like most of us, you don’t know what they mean yet. Well, let me rephrase that. You know they mean less profit. What you don’t know is how much less…and...
March 20th, 2013 | Growth Strategies | Read More

Former Wexner Med Center exec launches Health Philanthropy Services Group

Former Wexner Med Center exec launches Health Philanthropy Services Group
Veteran hospital fundraiser Bill Mountcastle recently launched a Columbus-based consulting firm aimed at improving the fundraising performance of academic medical centers, health systems, community hospitals, and health organizations. The firm, Health Philanthropy Services Group, is comprised of senior...
March 19th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

Corporate Housing Systems still thriving after 30 years in business

Corporate Housing Systems still thriving after 30 years in business
Mac Lawless’s father and two partners started Dublin-based Corporate Housing Systems in 1983 after seeing a need for high-end temporary living spaces that felt like home. The company provides fully furnished and equipped luxury apartments, and takes care of utilities, housekeeping, and maintenance...
March 18th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

At Work: treetree is at home in the Berry Boltworks Building

At Work: treetree is at home in the Berry Boltworks Building
treetree President Becca Thompson Apfelstadt, left, and Chief Creative Officer Tiffany Wise. Working out of a home office can only last for so long. Becca Thompson Apfelstadt and Tiffany Wise decided to start their own marketing consulting business in Spring 2009, in the middle of one of the worst economies. “We...
March 15th, 2013 | At Work | Read More

Nominations open for INCREASE Micro Entrepreneur Awards

Nominations open for INCREASE Micro Entrepreneur Awards
INCREASE Community Development Corporation is now accepting nominations for its 9th Annual Micro Entrepreneur Awards. The awards recognizes entrepreneurs with five or fewer employees (including the owner) for their success and growth in business. Nominees must have owned a business for at least two...
March 14th, 2013 | Announcements | Read More

Service companies becoming product software companies

Service companies becoming product software companies
We’re seeing a trend. Service companies are becoming product companies. More precisely, they are becoming software companies. Service companies, especially those that are project based, are looking for ways to develop a recurring revenue component to their business. A project-based service company...
March 13th, 2013 | Your Digital Business | Read More