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Small Business Saturday takes place this weekend

Small Business Saturday takes place this weekend
Small Business Saturday 2011 is slated for this weekend, falling right between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday is an effort to encourage consumers to shop at small businesses during the holiday season. The inaugural Small Business Saturday was...
November 21st, 2011 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Columbus Chamber recognizes six small business owners

Columbus Chamber recognizes six small business owners
The Columbus Chamber and its Small Business Council honored six local small business leaders during the 27th annual Small Business Forum and Leader Awards at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown on Tuesday. This year, the Small Business Leader Awards span five categories: Diversity Leadership, EcoBusiness, Young...
November 18th, 2011 | Announcements | Read More

Aspen Staffing Services is thriving despite a rocky start

Aspen Staffing Services is thriving despite a rocky start
Janet Hannaway and Teresa Shuler met while working together at a temporary staffing agency in Columbus. In summer 2007, the women told their employer they believed it needed a presence in the downtown area, as they were finding it increasing difficult to work the legal market from a suburban location....
November 17th, 2011 | Business Profiles | Read More

Sidecar Global Catering considers its first year a success

Sidecar Global Catering considers its first year a success
Barcelona Restaurant opened in Columbus’s German Village in 1996. More than a dozen years later, it continues to serve flavorful Mediterranean-inspired dishes at 263 E. Whittier St. and its owner, Scott Heimlich, launched a spin-off catering business a year ago this summer. Created to meet guests’...
November 16th, 2011 | Business Profiles | Read More

At Work: These Are Things’ pretty home office

At Work: These Are Things’ pretty home office
Omar Noory and Jen Adrion of These Are Things Jen Adrion and Omar Noory were not looking to start a business together. The two had been dating and liked to travel. They searched everywhere for a map to adorn their wall to pin and remember their travels. After an exhaustive search that turned up nothing...
November 15th, 2011 | At Work | Read More

Five tips for finding the ideal space to open a restaurant

Five tips for finding the ideal space to open a restaurant
Randy Sokol of Sokol & Associates The majority of my restaurant experience comes from growing up in my family’s restaurants: Tee Jaye’s Country Place. From age 10 through college and all the way up to 2005, I worked at Tee Jaye’s. You could find me working every position, from dishwasher...
November 14th, 2011 | Tips of the Trade | Read More

Meet the participants of the 1492 business accelerator

Meet the participants of the 1492 business accelerator
Global Entrepreneurship Week takes starts tomorrow and runs through Nov. 20. One way to celebrate locally is by attending a meet-and-greet with the startup teams who were recently selected for participation in the 1492 business accelerator program. The five startup businesses are Azoti, Capstone Innovations,...
November 13th, 2011 | Upcoming Events | Read More

Small Business Forum & Leader Awards takes place Tuesday

Small Business Forum & Leader Awards takes place Tuesday
The Columbus Chamber is hosting its annual Small Business Forum & Leader Awards ceremony on Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The half-day event will kick off with a presentation from keynote speaker Donna James, managing director of Lardon & Associates LLC and a corporate director for several public...
November 12th, 2011 | Upcoming Events | Read More