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The Secret to SMB Information Security: Writing It Down

The Secret to SMB Information Security: Writing It Down
This article is part three in a twelve-part series on information security fundamentals for small and medium-sized businesses. In 1997, United Parcel Service launched a marketing campaign around moving at the speed of business. They keyed in on a truth that all business owners are acutely aware of: if...
October 16th, 2012 | Expert Perspective | Read More

At Work: Converting an old church to another use

At Work: Converting an old church to another use
John Hoffman, co-owner of Columbus Camera Group. Adapting a building for a use other than what it was intended is not always easy, but always appreciated. The Columbus Camera Group has had its business inside a church that was originally home to the North Congregational. Later, the building housed the...
October 15th, 2012 | At Work | Read More

Linkedin Endorsements: What You Need To Know About Being Endorsed

Linkedin Endorsements: What You Need To Know About Being Endorsed
LinkedIn has been upgrading its site consistently for a few months now, and one of their newest features is the Endorsement. In short, a quick way to acclaim your connections for their listed professional skills and areas of expertise. A one-click recommendation. That’s right. The section you loaded...
October 12th, 2012 | Tips of the Trade | Read More

Achieving the Flow State

Achieving the Flow State
Businesses have a flow state just like people do. In 1990, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi wrote his seminal book on the flow state of mind in which time seems to fly and our minds operate at optimal performance. Similarly, a business can achieve a flow state in which goods or services and cash flow quickly...
October 12th, 2012 | Growth Strategies | Read More

Victorian Village Guest House talks Experience Columbus membership

Victorian Village Guest House talks Experience Columbus membership
After 30 years in the banking industry, Lisa Craig Morton was ready for a change. Then, in the midst of the 2008 economic downturn, she learned that her bank job was being eliminated. It was time to try something new. “I’d often thought about doing something like a bed and breakfast or guest...
October 11th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Removing manual processes can be a wise business decision

Removing manual processes can be a wise business decision
Unless you are an artisan or craftsman, manual processes in your business are bad. Manual processes create inefficiencies, increased costs, and negative customer experiences. Small and mid-sized companies don’t remove manual processes because they don’t know how and believe it will be too...
October 10th, 2012 | Articles, Your Digital Business | Read More

Buttercream Wonderland delivers desserts to your door

Buttercream Wonderland delivers desserts to your door
For years, Hailey Kolman enthusiastically made desserts for friends and family. Then in 2010, while Kolman was working as a pastry chef, she teamed with Jennifer Ammons to sell her treats on a small scale. The response from customers was encouraging, so in September −after a year of planning− the...
October 9th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

IT Risk Management for Small Businesses

IT Risk Management for Small Businesses
This article is part two in a twelve-part series on information security fundamentals for small and medium-sized businesses. “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” – Geoffrey Chaucer These words should be engraved about the front door to every business around the world. Considering that half of all...
October 9th, 2012 | Expert Perspective | Read More