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Buttercream Wonderland delivers desserts to your door

Buttercream Wonderland delivers desserts to your door
For years, Hailey Kolman enthusiastically made desserts for friends and family. Then in 2010, while Kolman was working as a pastry chef, she teamed with Jennifer Ammons to sell her treats on a small scale. The response from customers was encouraging, so in September −after a year of planning− the...
October 9th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

IT Risk Management for Small Businesses

IT Risk Management for Small Businesses
This article is part two in a twelve-part series on information security fundamentals for small and medium-sized businesses. “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” – Geoffrey Chaucer These words should be engraved about the front door to every business around the world. Considering that half of all...
October 9th, 2012 | Expert Perspective | Read More

Columbus 2020 recognized as a top performing organization

Columbus 2020 recognized as a top performing organization
Regional economic development entity Columbus 2020 was just named the silver medal winner in the High Performance Economic Development category for economic development organizations by Atlas Advertising. Atlas produces the annual High Performance Economic Development Benchmarking Survey, where Columbus...
October 8th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

Airline pilot launches woodworking studio

Airline pilot launches woodworking studio
Though airline pilot Anthony Stineburg loves the fundamentals of flight and can’t imagine a life without flying, in January he launched the business he’s dreamed of for years− and it has nothing to do with planes. AJ Stineburg Woodworking Studio, co-owned by Stineburg and Michael McGillicuddy,...
October 8th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Forewillow helps women shop each other’s closets

Forewillow helps women shop each other’s closets
Girls swapping clothes as they get ready for a night out is a common occurrence at colleges across the country. During her undergrad years, Christina Moser was no stranger to this ritual, but she often faced the same dilemma: seeing something she loved, but not being able to wear it because its owner...
October 5th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Ohio named 22nd best state for entrepreneurship

Ohio named 22nd best state for entrepreneurship
In a study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ohio has been named the 22nd best state for entrepreneurship, jumping 18 places from last year. States are ranked according to measurements of entrepreneurial activity in five areas: • Percentage growth of business establishments • Per capita growth...
October 4th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

How to Conduct a SWOT Analysis for your Business

How to Conduct a SWOT Analysis for your Business
You know that fully grasping your financial climate is essential to running a successful business, and this doesn’t have to be a difficult process. Deanna Barzak By completing a SWOT analysis (defined as a “strategic management tool that is often used in business to analyze a company, process,...
October 4th, 2012 | $traight Talk | Read More

Huddlewoo to give extraordinary access to inspirational people

Huddlewoo to give extraordinary access to inspirational people
A new startup aims to give everyday people access to those who inspire them to dream bigger. Founded this year by entrepreneurs Mathew Brian, Zach Ferres and Will Zell, Huddlewoo is a live video conversation platform designed to give, say, an aspiring author the opportunity to speak with an acclaimed...
October 3rd, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More