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Crimson Cup gives community a jolt through philanthropy

Crimson Cup gives community a jolt through philanthropy
Most coffee lovers agree that the day really doesn’t start until they’ve had their first cup o’ joe. Now imagine how much better their day would start if they knew each cup of coffee they enjoyed was giving back to the community. Well at Columbus-based coffee roaster Crimson Cup, that’s...
December 24th, 2012 | Philanthropic Pursuit | Read More

Columbus Chamber partners with SoMoLend

Columbus Chamber partners with SoMoLend
SoMoLend will be the Columbus Chamber’s first recommendation for crowdfunding and featured on its website thanks to a new partnership between the two entities. SoMoLend, headquartered in Cincinnati, is a debt-based crowdfunding platform designed to match small business borrowers with investors...
December 24th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

Compliance Management

Compliance Management
This article is part twelve in a twelve-part series on information security fundamentals for small and medium-sized businesses. First things first: compliance is not security. If you want to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your information systems and your organization’s...
December 21st, 2012 | Expert Perspective | Read More

At Work: A Classy Home Studio Renovation Project

At Work: A Classy Home Studio Renovation Project
Robin Oatts of Genre Creative. Robin Oatts wasn’t planning to go into the photography business. “I really didn’t know what I wanted to do when I graduated high school,” she says. She ended up attending the School of Advertising Art in Dayton and earned a degree in design. Then...
December 21st, 2012 | At Work | Read More

Four Things Employers Should Do in 2013

Four Things Employers Should Do in 2013
One theme of this column is that liability avoidance usually does not need to be expensive. Employers of all sizes can save themselves money and headaches in the long run by proactive steps to minimize employee-related liability. Bill Nolan To that end, I offer four things on which every employer should...
December 20th, 2012 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

How much is enough?

How much is enough?
Fifteen percent. That’s enough. Well, that’s enough if you don’t start really questioning the challenging issues. But I’m  getting ahead of myself. Let’s start with this simple question: How much should my business be earning so I can be happy with it? You experts out...
December 19th, 2012 | Growth Strategies | Read More

Spoonful Records thriving downtown

Spoonful Records thriving downtown
It’s a familiar story− a young professional bored with their current job decides to go into business for themself. However, the way Brett Ruland went about choosing his entrepreneurial path is a bit unusual. He filled up a piece of notebook paper with job ideas. But none of them seemed to jump...
December 18th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Krema Nut Co. flourishing more than a century after its founding

Krema Nut Co. flourishing more than a century after its founding
A man by the name of Benton Black founded Krema Nut Co. in Central Ohio in 1898. More than 100 years later, the business continues to be one of the most successful in the region. Krema’s first product was peanut butter. In fact, it is among the oldest peanut butter producers in the country. Peanut...
December 17th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More