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Robert Mason Launching Online Store on Black Friday

Robert Mason Launching Online Store on Black Friday
A countdown on the front page of Robert Mason‘s website leads to a very important date – the launch of their online store on Black Friday. “It’s almost like giving us more space when we don’t have a building for it,” Owner Robert Grimmett says of the site. The online...
November 25th, 2013 | Announcements, News | Read More

Black Friday Boosts Sales for Short North Shops

Black Friday Boosts Sales for Short North Shops
Local businesses are capitalizing on days that shoppers are already eager to be out and about. Special holiday shopping days like Black Friday, Small Business Saturday or Cyber Monday take a bit of a twist when it comes to small businesses. Locally-owned shops typically can’t offer as deep of discounts...
November 22nd, 2013 | Trendspotting | Read More

2013 Employer To Do List: It’s Not Too Late!

2013 Employer To Do List: It’s Not Too Late!
About 11 months ago I suggested four low-cost, proactive steps employers should take to minimize employee-related liability. This is a good time to review how you have done with the 2013 list. The good news is that even if you have done nothing at all with respect to these measures, it is still prudent...
November 21st, 2013 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

PlugSmarts Creates Energy-Efficient Solutions for Businesses

PlugSmarts Creates Energy-Efficient Solutions for Businesses
Everyone would love to save a little money on their utility bills, but imagine the overwhelming utilities necessary to run a school or a hospital. One Columbus-based company is offering a unique set of services to help companies be more energy efficient. PlugSmart knows energy. From helping clients self-generate...
November 20th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

Create More Time In Your Life With “And”

Create More Time In Your Life With “And”
With all the advances in technology and infrastructure, you would think we’d be close to living more peaceful, simple, productive lives. Yet everyone I talk to seems to be more overwhelmed than ever before. Part of it comes from the stresses that we put on ourselves as entrepreneurs. We know that...
November 19th, 2013 | Articles, Systems for Growth | Read More

JobDoc Streamlines Data Process for Field Service Workers

JobDoc Streamlines Data Process for Field Service Workers
Tracking job orders and before and after photos from the top of a roof was time-consuming and tricky. So roofing contractor Eric Zajdel decided to streamline the process with an iOS application that organizes notes, photos and videos of a job all in one place. “We’re a communication tool...
November 18th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

At Work: Collamore Built’s office in Marble Cliff Manor

At Work: Collamore Built’s office in Marble Cliff Manor
Justin Collamore looked at nearly forty spaces before finding a great spot for his company, Collamore Built to call home. “I had always just wanted to be in an older building, but nothing really called to me,” he says when talking about his search. “I needed somewhere that I could see...
November 15th, 2013 | At Work | Read More

Columbus-Based PackH2O is Helping Residents Across the Globe

Columbus-Based PackH2O is Helping Residents Across the Globe
Central Ohio companies large and small are coming together to make daily life easier for women and children in developing countries. The PackH2O water backpack eases the burden of carrying large containers of water by creating a sealable pack to be worn on the back. It’s easy for Columbus residents...
November 14th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More