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Avoid loan confusion and find a business loan that’s right for you

Avoid loan confusion and find a business loan that’s right for you
Robert Myles If your small business is in need of additional funds, whether for new equipment, an expansion, or more inventory, there are many different types of loans available. Look over the list below to decide which loan might be best for your business’s purchasing needs. • Term Loans: A...
July 5th, 2012 | $traight Talk | Read More

VenueSeen updates let users manage Instagram accounts

VenueSeen updates let users manage Instagram accounts
Updates to VenueSeen are making it easier for users to manage Instagram accounts directly from its dashboard. Until last week, VenueSeen notified businesses when people shared location-specific photos, comments, tips, or reviews online via Instagram, Foodspotting and Foursquare, but didn’t allow...
July 3rd, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

UFunded brings crowdfunding to universities

UFunded brings crowdfunding to universities
In the realm of entrepreneurs, crowdfunding seems to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue, making the recent launch of Columbus-based UFunded very timely. A crowdfunding platform dedicated to accelerating entrepreneurship in university communities, UFunded allows individuals to network and pool...
July 2nd, 2012 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Research Tips for Entrepreneurs

Research Tips for Entrepreneurs
It seems obvious. Before launching your startup or to grow your existing business, there is much research to be conducted to ensure your business will thrive. But many times, entrepreneurs will pursue what they are passionate about, without considering the most important question: Is there really a market...
June 29th, 2012 | Expert Perspective | Read More

Bowers PR and Marketing and ECDI believe in helping businesses grow

Growing a small business into a profitable and innovative brand looks easy from the outside. Susan Bowers Fortner knows better. Using hard work and ingenuity, she has spent her publishing and public relations career making increasing profits and positive branding easier for others. Fortner’s firm,...
June 28th, 2012 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Food pods bring food trucks together in one place

Food pods bring food trucks together in one place
The food truck scene has exploded in Columbus over the last couple years, and now it seems yet another mobile food trend −the food pod− is piggybacking on the trucks’ success. What constitutes a food pod isn’t crystal clear at the moment, but Street Eats Columbus, which tracks and reviews...
June 27th, 2012 | Trendspotting | Read More

Ladies Explorer Club gives women opportunities to visit local businesses

Ladies Explorer Club gives women opportunities to visit local businesses
In 2010, Michele Rapp was juggling a hectic work schedule and two young sons, and, as a result, her social life had taken quite a hit. Once a month she’d manage to squeeze in a meal or happy hour with friends, but she usually found those outings to be unsatisfying. So she took matters into her...
June 26th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Routzy app helps professionals work effectively in the field

Routzy app helps professionals work effectively in the field
Local serial entrepreneur Skip Stringfield has created a mobile customer relationship management application exclusively for the iPad. Routzy integrates with iPad’s native email and calendar apps, and gives users the ability to create proposals and quotes, develop floor plans and drawings, automatically...
June 25th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More