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CYP has raised more than $200,000 for Central Ohio charities

CYP has raised more than $200,000 for Central Ohio charities
What kind of impact could you have in Columbus if you had 14,000 young professionals? How much money do you think you could raise to help local nonprofits? Columbus Young Professionals Club has raised more than $200,000 in seven years through its members to support local charities throughout Columbus...
June 14th, 2012 | Philanthropic Pursuit | Read More

HealthLead is first accreditation for healthy workplaces

HealthLead is first accreditation for healthy workplaces
A new rating system launched yesterday is designed to help businesses and organizations improve employee health. Unveiled during a forum at The Ohio State University, HealthLead is modeled on LEED certification for green buildings, which has helped make environmental sustainability a business priority. “The...
June 13th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

OSU business plan competition showcases unique ideas

OSU business plan competition showcases unique ideas
If the winners of the 2012 Ohio State University Business Plan Competition are any indication, the future of entrepreneurship is bright. Hosted by OSU’s Fisher College of Business, the competition has two tracks: one for members of the public working with university students that is co-sponsored...
June 12th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

Fundable helps entrepreneurs looking to build sustainable businesses

Fundable helps entrepreneurs looking to build sustainable businesses
Thanks to donation-based funding platforms, such as Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, and the passage of the JOBS Act, which allows companies to publicly sell shares of stock to anyone willing to back them, raising money for startups has gotten easier lately. And a new crowdfunding platform developed in Columbus...
June 11th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Gregg Frame Studio continues to evolve

Gregg Frame Studio continues to evolve
On a winter day in 2010, Thomas Pusecker said he’d happily sell Gregg Frame Studio to anyone who was willing to take it off his hands, so he could retire. When Ryan DeLapp, Pusecker’s employee of eight years, asked if he was serious, he said he was and DeLapp immediately began looking for...
June 8th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Know your stuff? Ok, but do you know your finances?

Know your stuff? Ok, but do you know your finances?
Since starting my business, I have had numerous female colleagues and friends seek my advice for starting their own companies. Whether they are looking to open a consulting firm or make and sell a product through a retail business, it seems that most concerns are the same: “I know how to do my job;...
June 7th, 2012 | $traight Talk | Read More

How to Start Your Own Coffee Roasting Business

How to Start Your Own Coffee Roasting Business
Coffee. It’s one of the most consumed beverages in the world, and nowhere is that more true than Columbus. Judging by the proliferation of thriving coffee shops and producers, it seems the locals can’t get enough. Thankfully for aspiring roasters, the artisans who serve the city’s coffee-crazy...
June 6th, 2012 | How-To Guides | Read More

Ohio small biz owners sacrificing work/life balance, survey says

Ohio small biz owners sacrificing work/life balance, survey says
Despite stable business conditions, more Ohio business owners are sacrificing balance and flexibility in their personal lives, according to the results of a recent survey. In March and April, Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank polled 3,220 small business owners with $10 million or less in annual revenue in...
June 5th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More