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Miracle-Gro teams with Columbus startup to launch gardening app

Miracle-Gro teams with Columbus startup to launch gardening app
Miracle-Gro has teamed with four Columbus-based entrepreneurs to launch a gardening application designed to make growing your own food easier. Cropping up just in time for spring, Sprout it is a web-based app that helps users determine the plants most likely to succeed in their gardens, accounting for...
March 29th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

ECDI, That Food Truck featured on “Nightline”

ECDI, That Food Truck featured on “Nightline”
In 2010, the Economic and Community Development Institute launched the Food Fort− a mobile food cart commissary, commercial kitchen and bakery, and food business incubator. The primary goals of the Food Fort are to help new businesses get off the ground and to provide access to new markets for startup...
March 28th, 2013 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

roll: to open a shop in Chicago

roll: to open a shop in Chicago
If all goes according to plan, roll: will open its first store outside Ohio in mid-April. The bicycle shop’s fourth location will be in a 4,300-square-foot space on Clybourn Avenue in Lincoln Park, meaning its customer demographics and retail neighbors will be comparable to those at roll:’s...
March 27th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

Are you ready for your Board of Zoning Adjustments debut?

Are you ready for your Board of Zoning Adjustments debut?
This is the second in a series of articles about the no less sexy, but often overlooked side of opening a new business: construction and its legal processes. Sexy because, if you work through each phase as it’s meant to function, you could win smooth passage and likely a more attractive, profitable...
March 26th, 2013 | Tips of the Trade | Read More

Alison Rose opening shop in Clintonville this spring

Alison Rose opening shop in Clintonville this spring
Alison Rose will soon have a place to call home. The company −whose specialties are hand printed apparel, handbags, wallets, and accessories− will be moving to a 1,000-square-foot space at 3039 Indianola Ave. in Clintonville near Studio 35. The new digs will double as a retail shop and workspace...
March 25th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

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