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Business Builders Club gives students interested in entrepreneurship a leg up

Business Builders Club gives students interested in entrepreneurship a leg up
When Vincent Yoder began exploring ways to get involved at The Ohio State University, he found himself a bit overwhelmed. There were so many organizations to choose from, and Yoder, a junior majoring in business administration, wanted to find a good fit for his interests. He gave a finance club a try,...
October 26th, 2012 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Devera Naturals launches at Celebrate Local thanks to ECDI

Devera Naturals launches at Celebrate Local thanks to ECDI
After 30 years of entrepreneurial experience as the founder of Sport Deco Inc. and Linda Joffe & Associates, cancer survivor Linda Joffe undertook the task of turning a line of all natural, home-produced skincare products into a cosmetic line that is shelf stable. Joffe dug out her college chemistry...
October 25th, 2012 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Charitable giving an extension of Telhio’s mission to serve the community

Charitable giving an extension of Telhio’s mission to serve the community
Telhio Credit Union believes in giving back to the Central Ohio community because doing so not only supports its customers, but also its member owners. Telhio membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Franklin County and select surrounding communities. The credit union...
October 24th, 2012 | Philanthropic Pursuit | Read More

It’s eleven o’clock. Do you know where your computers are?

It’s eleven o’clock. Do you know where your computers are?
This article is part four in a twelve-part series on information security fundamentals for small and medium-sized businesses. A television news station in Buffalo, New York used to open each newscast by asking its viewers a simple question: It’s eleven o’clock. Do you know where your children...
October 23rd, 2012 | Expert Perspective | Read More

The Columbus Foundation loans $500,000 to ECDI

The Columbus Foundation loans $500,000 to ECDI
The Columbus Foundation has made additional capital available to entrepreneurs in Central Ohio. On Oct. 10, it was announced that the foundation loaned $500,000 to the Economic and Community Development Institute to support its small business loan program, which offers loans up to $100,000 to entrepreneurs...
October 23rd, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

Increased demand for apartments impacting smaller developers

Increased demand for apartments impacting smaller developers
For many, homeownership −an integral part the American dream for decades− has lost its allure. Potential buyers recognize that the commitment to homeownership makes it difficult to move for employment opportunities, says Mark Wood, president of Wood Companies. And at a time when unemployment rates...
October 22nd, 2012 | Trendspotting | Read More

Making Customer Satisfaction Pay

Making Customer Satisfaction Pay
“Why should I take the time to survey my customers when they complain for free?” This is a familiar refrain from owners who are struggling to make ends meet. Interestingly, we do not hear this much from the frontrunners. They tend to be a proactive bunch who seek external challenges to breakdown...
October 19th, 2012 | Growth Strategies | Read More

How to Respond to a Government Inquiry about your Business

How to Respond to a Government Inquiry about your Business
No matter the size of your business, at some point you will be called upon to respond to a government investigator of some sort. It might be the federal, state, or local government, and it could involve any number of subjects. It may be a phone call, a visit, or a letter or other document.  It could...
October 18th, 2012 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More