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Protect your business records on the Internet

Protect your business records on the Internet
Most readers of this online column conduct business extensively over the Internet. Customers are contacted, contracts are negotiated, transaction records are stored, and employees are hired, fired and promoted all via electronic communications on the web. Brad Stoll Order histories, credit card numbers,...
April 18th, 2013 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

What Place, Happiness?

What Place, Happiness?
Having written this feature for a year now, I thought I would reflect on a topic that may not be top of mind for business value improvement: happiness. What impact does happiness have on a business? Isn’t that something that the employees should be responsible for? Should I take on being responsible...
April 17th, 2013 | Growth Strategies | Read More

WSBA to offer education program for women entrepreneurs

WSBA to offer education program for women entrepreneurs
The Women’s Small Business Accelerator is gearing up for its first comprehensive education program. Called The Inspired, the 66-hour program is for women who have a business concept but haven’t launched, as well as women with businesses that have been in operation for up to 18 months. The...
April 17th, 2013 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

At Work: 30 Lines grows, moves to new space Downtown

At Work: 30 Lines grows, moves to new space Downtown
Mike Whaling, president of 30 Lines Co-working spaces are a great thing to get your business going. Or even when your business is growing. But there may eventually come a time when you need to find a new space all your own. After working out of Qwirk for about four years, Mike Whaling, owner and president...
April 16th, 2013 | At Work | Read More

The End Dessert Company makes custom desserts using local, organic ingredients

The End Dessert Company makes custom desserts using local, organic ingredients
Sarah Gillespie is passionate about cakes, and at The End Dessert Company she uses local, organic ingredients to make them “the way cakes should taste.” And forget about the standard chocolate cake (though she’s got that, too). Try instead lemon curd topped with blackberry cabernet...
April 15th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

Local investment fuels startup culture abroad

Local investment fuels startup culture abroad
In early March, “The Washington Post” reported Secretary of State John Kerry’s release of immediate aid to Egypt in an effort to boost economic development and inspire additional reform. Columbus-based inmobly, whose PAUL app The Metropreneur recently spotlighted, was born out of...
April 12th, 2013 | Expert Perspective | Read More

Ologie gets crafty to support charity

Ologie gets crafty to support charity
How does a branding agency with nearly 70 creative employees give back to the community? By getting crafty. At Ologie, proceeds from the sale of  Crafts With A Cause −a collection of  items handmade by employees− go to various charities four times a year. Based in downtown Columbus, Ologie strives...
April 11th, 2013 | Philanthropic Pursuit | Read More

The Right Way to Mobilize Your Business

The Right Way to Mobilize Your Business
It’s a mobile world. We’ve all seen the stories about how mobile is increasing in use and importance. We’re all experiencing firsthand as well. You can’t go to a meeting, an event, or even a meal without mobile devices sitting alongside key fobs, wallets, and glasses of water. For...
April 10th, 2013 | Your Digital Business | Read More