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Jeremy Slagle transforms lifelong passion for design into a successful business

Jeremy Slagle transforms lifelong passion for design into a successful business
Jeremy Slagle always knew he’d be a designer one day, but becoming a business owner was not in his plan. In 2009, Slagle was working as senior creative director at Element, a Columbus design agency he’d been with for more than a decade. When the agency closed that year, Slagle was handed...
April 18th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

How to Respond When Your Business Receives Media Inquiries

How to Respond When Your Business Receives Media Inquiries
Weirick Communications President Amy Weirick recently offered business owners several insightful tips for writing effective press releases and building good relationships with reporters and bloggers. Now, let’s imagine for a moment that you’ve taken her advice and the media is contacting...
April 17th, 2012 | How-To Guides | Read More

At Work: Big Red Rooster fills Engine House No. 5

At Work: Big Red Rooster fills Engine House No. 5
If you reminisce about the restaurant Engine House No. 5, at 121 Thurman Ave., you are not alone. Although the restaurant has been closed since 1993, when the owner, Chuck Muer, and his wife, Betty, were lost at sea, many do not realize it is no longer a restaurant. The interior of Engine House No. 5...
April 16th, 2012 | At Work | Read More

APTE Summit 2012 takes place next Saturday

APTE Summit 2012 takes place next Saturday
The fourth annual Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship Summit takes place April 21 at Mershon Auditorium at The Ohio State University. The APTE Summit is intended to educate, impassion and empower individuals to alleviate poverty through market-based solutions on a local and global scale. From...
April 13th, 2012 | Upcoming Events | Read More

Tips on Avoiding a Credit Card Security Breach

Tips on Avoiding a Credit Card Security Breach
With the recent news of the Global Payments credit card breach, business owners are again reminded of the risks associated with processing and storing credit card data. In a 24/7 world where many organizations maintain online storefronts, however, accepting credit card payments isn’t just an option...
April 12th, 2012 | Tips of the Trade | Read More

WordPress, Blogger, or Tumblr: Choosing the Best Blogging Platform

WordPress, Blogger, or Tumblr: Choosing the Best Blogging Platform
Blogging is a popular form of content creation today and the number of platforms to choose from can be pretty overwhelming, especially when you want to create a blog for your business and you need to pick one that’s feasibly manageable, but also impressive to your audience. There are several things...
April 11th, 2012 | Tips of the Trade | Read More

Well-crafted press releases, relationships key to effective public relations

Well-crafted press releases, relationships key to effective public relations
Anyone wanting to use public relations to market their business will do well to focus on the “R” in PR: relations. And the most crucial part of public relations is building and maintaining relationships with members of the media− traditional print and broadcast, as well as bloggers and...
April 10th, 2012 | Tips of the Trade | Read More

Small business seminar series coming to Columbus

The Ohio Department of Development will offer a series of seminars for entrepreneurs from April through September to strengthen and expand small business ownership throughout the state. The free seminars, which will be held in Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, and Mansfield, were developed specifically to...
April 9th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More