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Shop, save, and support the community using BidSwan

Shop, save, and support the community using BidSwan
The shop local trend is huge here in Central Ohio thanks to several businesses and organizations, including the Small Business Beanstalk, The North Market, and Dine Originals. Now, startup BidSwan joins their ranks. BidSwan is an online marketplace for local merchants. Customers bid on items by submitting...
August 9th, 2012 | Philanthropic Pursuit | Read More

Acclaimd puts a new spin on the employee referral program

Acclaimd puts a new spin on the employee referral program
A new web-based employee referral program aims to help hiring professionals at mid-sized companies realize the benefits of referral-based hiring. The program is called Acclaimd and its beginnings can be traced back to Startup Weekend Columbus in February, when its founders were focused on the struggles...
August 8th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Co-ops emphasize people over profits

Co-ops emphasize people over profits
Money tends to be at the heart of most businesses, no matter their size. And though The Metropreneur certainly doesn’t have a problem with that, it recognizes that enterprises where revenue isn’t the top priority are also important within the entrepreneurial community. For instance, co-operatives,...
August 7th, 2012 | Trendspotting | Read More

Pâtisserie Lallier offers French pastries made with local, organic ingredients

Pâtisserie Lallier offers French pastries made with local, organic ingredients
For some people, a sweet tooth is a problem. For Michelle Kozak, it has helped spawn a thriving business. After an intensive four-week pastry course at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, Kozak returned to Columbus inspired. She decided  she would launch a pastry business out of her home in Grandview, and in fall...
August 6th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Local Food Systems helping ag businesses connect, grow

Local Food Systems helping ag businesses connect, grow
One website has been quietly helping groups of agriculture-related enterprises align their products and services to mutual benefit for the last four years. A project of the Agroecosystems Management Program of The Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, and collaborators...
August 3rd, 2012 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Tackle Your Finances

Tackle Your Finances
Robert Myles As a small business owner, you know how important it is to stay on top of your finances and to keep them well organized. With football season around the corner, take a cue from the game, and have your financials ready for the playoffs! Be a team player: Don’t try to do it all yourself....
August 2nd, 2012 | $traight Talk | Read More

Middle West Spirits to keep relationship with Experience Columbus strong

Middle West Spirits to keep relationship with Experience Columbus strong
For Brady Konya of Middle West Spirits, successful entrepreneurship is all about three Cs: connection, contribution, and commitment to craft.  And, for Konya, membership in Experience Columbus is about connecting. “Obviously every company has different considerations as to why they join associations,”...
August 1st, 2012 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

B.O.S.S. Fitness Studio moving to German Village

B.O.S.S. Fitness Studio moving to German Village
In 2004, James Gullatte came to Columbus with $95 in his pocket and one goal: to help as many people as possible get fit. What he lacked in money, he made up for in ambition. But to achieve his goal, he knew he’d have to get his hands dirty− literally. He accepted a janitorial job at a downtown...
July 31st, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More