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Nurtur the Salon turning philanthropy on its head

Nurtur the Salon turning philanthropy on its head
How does a business take a routine errand and change into a fun, philanthropic venture for its clients? Located in the The Shops on Lane Avenue, Nurtur the Salon aims to embody the mission and essence of Aveda everyday since its founding in 2006 by owner Patrick Thompson. In fact, the salon has created...
May 10th, 2012 | Philanthropic Pursuit | Read More

4 Big Challenges For Businesses and How the Chamber Can Help

4 Big Challenges For Businesses and How the Chamber Can Help
Entrepreneurs have a lot in common. You are passionate, visionary and dedicated. You also face many of the same challenges. As an entrepreneur myself –I launched and operated a small business focused on meal packaging in a 10-state territory— I confronted my share of challenges, too. Shaun Frecska,...
May 9th, 2012 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

VenueSeen helps businesses monitor their social identities

VenueSeen helps businesses monitor their social identities
Thanks to a new product from Columbus-based FlyMuch Inc., businesses can more easily identify and interact with people sharing their story online. Prior to the April launch of VenueSeen, monitoring location-specific updates from niche social networks was nearly impossible without a custom-built tool....
May 8th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Eighth annual Ohio Growth Summit scheduled for May 24

Eighth annual Ohio Growth Summit scheduled for May 24
The eighth annual Ohio Growth Summit will be held May 24 at Columbus State Community College. Columbus State’s Center for Workforce Development, at 315 Cleveland Ave., will host the summit, which is designed to give entrepreneurs, business owners, managers, and marketing professionals the opportunity...
May 7th, 2012 | Upcoming Events | Read More

Columbus-based church coalition requests better business incubation, micro-lending programs

Columbus-based church coalition requests better business incubation, micro-lending programs
Building Responsibility, Equality and Dignity is hosting Nehemiah Action tonight at The Celeste Center to request commitments from Columbus City Council on the development of new business incubation and micro-lending programs. “We devote millions of dollars to support large corporations while knowing...
May 7th, 2012 | Upcoming Events | Read More

JOBS Act allows startups to grow with crowdfunding

JOBS Act allows startups to grow with crowdfunding
The new the Jumpstart Our Businesses and Startups Act has opened the door for crowdfunding, a boon to fledgling startups in Central Ohio seeking new ways to raise equity. The law, which was signed by President Obama on April 5, provides a new source of funding other than loans, angel investors, or venture...
May 4th, 2012 | Governance | Read More

Avoid these financial traps and pitfalls to help ensure success

Avoid these financial traps and pitfalls to help ensure success
With the economic climate as it is, small business financial concerns are an all-too-familiar reality. To ensure your business is successful, follows these tips and avoid these financial pitfalls. Robert Myles, Senior Vice President of Lending and Retail Services at Telhio Know your core competencies:...
May 3rd, 2012 | $traight Talk | Read More

Foodsponder uses location automation technology to help users find food trucks

Foodsponder uses location automation technology to help users find food trucks
After spending an hour driving around Columbus one evening looking for a particular food truck, Ryan McManus was annoyed and inspired. As anyone who frequents them knows, food trucks can be hard to find. And oftentimes once you do find them, they aren’t where they said they’d be in a tweet...
May 2nd, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More