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Eat Well Distribution helping businesses get artisan foods on store shelves

Eat Well Distribution helping businesses get artisan foods on store shelves
When the folks at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams were building its wholesale business, they could not secure a distributor. They were told the ice cream wouldn’t sell enough to make it worthwhile to carry. So Jeni’s began selling its tasty treats directly from its production kitchen to...
February 27th, 2013 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Part Time Works aims to fill gaps in employment market

Part Time Works aims to fill gaps in employment market
A new local staffing agency is hoping to fill a gap in the employment market by specializing in the placement of talented, experienced professionals in long-term, part-time positions. As CEO of BLF Management Ltd., a Columbus-based association and nonprofit management firm, Brad Feldman saw firsthand...
February 26th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

Columbus Chamber adds 5 new members to Small Business Council

Columbus Chamber adds 5 new members to Small Business Council
The Columbus Chamber has announced the addition of five new members to its Small Business Council. This year’s additions come from a variety of industry sectors, ranging from architecture to travel to floral design. They are: • Sherm Moreland, CEO of DesignGroup • Gretchen Gordon, managing...
February 25th, 2013 | Announcements | Read More

Nominations now being accepted for Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

Nominations now being accepted for Global Student Entrepreneur Awards
The Center for Entrepreneurship at the Fisher College of Business is now accepting applications for a local Global Student Entrepreneurs Awards competition slated for April 18. The competition will begin at 1 p.m. at Pfahl Hall on The Ohio State University’s campus. Established in 1998 at the John...
February 25th, 2013 | Announcements | Read More

Small Business Internship Expo to be held at Ohio State

Small Business Internship Expo to be held at Ohio State
The first-ever Small Business Internship Expo is slated for March 5 at The Ohio Union at 1739 N. High St. The expo, which goes from 12 to 4 p.m., is being sponsored by the Business Builders Club at The Ohio State University. “There are so many amazing small businesses in the Columbus area, and...
February 22nd, 2013 | Upcoming Events | Read More

Square launches full point-of-sale system

Square launches full point-of-sale system
Square is stepping up its offerings with a new point-of-sale system that helps brick-and-mortar stores accept payments, track sales, and share item and location information. The new system, Square Register, is being used by more and more neighborhood merchants thanks to its simple interface, smart analytics,...
February 22nd, 2013 | Announcements | Read More

Five Tips to Guide Your Company’s Social Media Practices

Five Tips to Guide Your Company’s Social Media Practices
We live in a digital age, and companies and employees increasingly communicate with each other −and with the world− through Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and countless other social media outlets available to them. A recent study shows that nearly 70 percent of Americans are currently on at least one...
February 21st, 2013 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Customers are like livestock

Customers are like livestock
Early in my career, I created the customer support department for a software development firm that created hardware and software systems.  The running joke with the engineers was that computers were great until the users logged on. I felt differently, of course. My father had taught me that the needs...
February 20th, 2013 | Growth Strategies | Read More