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The Metropreneur launches Incrwd rewards program

The Metropreneur launches Incrwd rewards program
We have an exciting new program that The Metropreneur is helping to pilot called Incrwd. It’s a really cool rewards program that gives all of our users the chance to win a real reward simply for interacting with The Metropreneur. Here’s how it works: Click on the green Rewards tab on the...
November 28th, 2011 | Announcements | Read More

CallCopy secures venture capital to continue rapid growth

CallCopy secures venture capital to continue rapid growth
CallCopy is an example of a local success story that you may not yet be aware of, but by all means should. This startup provides high-tech call recording and contact center solutions for many large corporate clients, and has grown rapidly in its short five year life span. Born out of a project originally...
November 28th, 2011 | Business Profiles | Read More

Black Friday sales pay off in the long term for smaller retail businesses

Black Friday sales pay off in the long term for smaller retail businesses
Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year for many retailers across the nation, but for smaller boutiques and independent shops, that’s not always the case. “Last year was the first year we tried to pull people into our business for Black Friday and I can’t say it was successful,”...
November 25th, 2011 | Trendspotting | Read More

NRG Gallery opens in Westgate with assistance from ECDI

NRG Gallery opens in Westgate with assistance from ECDI
Columbus native Nicholas Gonzalez wore many hats throughout his long career, from taxi driver, to restaurant manager, and finally retiring as an insurance underwriter. After losing his wife to cancer in 2004, he found himself pursuing a very different passion: painting. His love of creating art soon...
November 23rd, 2011 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Amy Clark Studios has a new home in the Short North

Amy Clark Studios has a new home in the Short North
In late 2010, Amy Clark’s photography business began to outgrow her in-home studio, so she launched a search for a new workspace that would complement her creative needs and her clients’ tastes. She found that space at 1242 N. High St. in Columbus’s Short North. One of the main reasons...
November 22nd, 2011 | Business Profiles | Read More

Small Business Saturday takes place this weekend

Small Business Saturday takes place this weekend
Small Business Saturday 2011 is slated for this weekend, falling right between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday is an effort to encourage consumers to shop at small businesses during the holiday season. The inaugural Small Business Saturday was...
November 21st, 2011 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Columbus Chamber recognizes six small business owners

Columbus Chamber recognizes six small business owners
The Columbus Chamber and its Small Business Council honored six local small business leaders during the 27th annual Small Business Forum and Leader Awards at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown on Tuesday. This year, the Small Business Leader Awards span five categories: Diversity Leadership, EcoBusiness, Young...
November 18th, 2011 | Announcements | Read More

Aspen Staffing Services is thriving despite a rocky start

Aspen Staffing Services is thriving despite a rocky start
Janet Hannaway and Teresa Shuler met while working together at a temporary staffing agency in Columbus. In summer 2007, the women told their employer they believed it needed a presence in the downtown area, as they were finding it increasing difficult to work the legal market from a suburban location....
November 17th, 2011 | Business Profiles | Read More