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APTE Summit 2013 takes place Saturday

APTE Summit 2013 takes place Saturday
The fifth annual Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship Summit kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday at Mershon Auditorium at The Ohio State University. The free, one-day event brings together students, academics, practitioners, policy makers, and community members interested in how business and innovation...
February 4th, 2013 | Upcoming Events | Read More

Kickstart to help up to 3 entrepreneurs develop their businesses

Kickstart to help up to 3 entrepreneurs develop their businesses
Columbus City Council, the Economic & Community Development Institute, the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District, and Capitol South have banded together to rev up area small businesses. Their unique collaboration has produced Kickstart, a business plan competition that will give up to...
February 1st, 2013 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Square teams up with Angie’s List

Square teams up with Angie’s List
Square has partnered with Angie’s List, giving more small businesses an additional method for accepting payment. The national consumer review service announced Wednesday that it has integrated Square into its new mobile application for all of its service providers and members. “Working with...
January 31st, 2013 | Announcements | Read More

Jung Kim of the Columbus Chamber: Your Questions Answered

Jung Kim of the Columbus Chamber: Your Questions Answered
The Columbus Chamber recognizes that economic happenings at the national and local levels impact your business. That’s why, in addition to servicing and advocating for businesses in the region, the Columbus Chamber maintains a wealth of economic data. The Chamber’s research team is led by...
January 30th, 2013 | Frequently Asked Questions | Read More

T. Marzetti Co. built on hard work, commitment to quality

T. Marzetti Co. built on hard work, commitment to quality
In 1896, Teresa Marzetti immigrated to the United States and opened a small restaurant here in Columbus. Though Marzetti’s eventually matured into a four-star restaurant, it’s doubtful its founder imagined it would become the giant specialty foods corporation it is today. Located near The...
January 29th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

SmartBox Creative specializes in corporate spaces that won’t break the bank

SmartBox Creative specializes in corporate spaces that won’t break the bank
Outfitting a lobby, conference room, or reception area can be costly, but that doesn’t mean those without deep pockets have to forfeit an aesthetically pleasing space. In fact, Columbus-based SmartBox Creative specializes in producing dynamic corporate environments that won’t break the bank....
January 28th, 2013 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Freedom a la Cart employs survivors of human trafficking

Freedom a la Cart employs survivors of human trafficking
Survivors of human trafficking face considerable challenges when trying to rebuild their lives. Felonies and a lack of basic job skills frequently prevent them from obtaining gainful employment. Enter Freedom a la Cart. Started by Doma International Founder Julie Clark, the food cart and catering business...
January 25th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

A Job a Day, a Business a Week

A Job a Day, a Business a Week
“We believe that America’s prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. We know that America thrives when every person can find independence and pride in their work, when the wages of honest labor will liberate families from the brink of hardship. We are true to...
January 24th, 2013 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More