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Fundable helps entrepreneurs looking to build sustainable businesses

Fundable helps entrepreneurs looking to build sustainable businesses
Thanks to donation-based funding platforms, such as Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, and the passage of the JOBS Act, which allows companies to publicly sell shares of stock to anyone willing to back them, raising money for startups has gotten easier lately. And a new crowdfunding platform developed in Columbus...
June 11th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Gregg Frame Studio continues to evolve

Gregg Frame Studio continues to evolve
On a winter day in 2010, Thomas Pusecker said he’d happily sell Gregg Frame Studio to anyone who was willing to take it off his hands, so he could retire. When Ryan DeLapp, Pusecker’s employee of eight years, asked if he was serious, he said he was and DeLapp immediately began looking for...
June 8th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Know your stuff? Ok, but do you know your finances?

Know your stuff? Ok, but do you know your finances?
Since starting my business, I have had numerous female colleagues and friends seek my advice for starting their own companies. Whether they are looking to open a consulting firm or make and sell a product through a retail business, it seems that most concerns are the same: “I know how to do my job;...
June 7th, 2012 | $traight Talk | Read More

How to Start Your Own Coffee Roasting Business

How to Start Your Own Coffee Roasting Business
Coffee. It’s one of the most consumed beverages in the world, and nowhere is that more true than Columbus. Judging by the proliferation of thriving coffee shops and producers, it seems the locals can’t get enough. Thankfully for aspiring roasters, the artisans who serve the city’s coffee-crazy...
June 6th, 2012 | How-To Guides | Read More

Ohio small biz owners sacrificing work/life balance, survey says

Ohio small biz owners sacrificing work/life balance, survey says
Despite stable business conditions, more Ohio business owners are sacrificing balance and flexibility in their personal lives, according to the results of a recent survey. In March and April, Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank polled 3,220 small business owners with $10 million or less in annual revenue in...
June 5th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

Think Space Columbus precursor to biz incubator for women

Think Space Columbus precursor to biz incubator for women
Entrepreneurs and startups in need of a room for meetings, events, or training have a new option in Westerville. Think Space Columbus, at 24 Westerview Dr. near I-270 and I-71, is a 1,400-square-foot space that includes two bathrooms and a kitchenette. It can be rented for $100 per hour, for a half...
June 4th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

Design studio The Creative Good serves small businesses, non-profits

Design studio The Creative Good serves small businesses, non-profits
In October 2009, Brian Greenwood had the opportunity to launch his own business and structure it from the outset to focus on serving the groups who, in his opinion, promote the greater good: nonprofits and small businesses. Originally, The Creative Good was launched under the name Greater Than BMG− the...
June 1st, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Ohio State, Cincy company partner to create health care startup

Ohio State, Cincy company partner to create health care startup
Wexner Medical Center and Cincinnati-based Allostatix have teamed to launch a new startup with a tall order: identifying and preventing chronic illness. Dubbed P44U, the startup will offer approaches to personalized health care in a new field known as P4 Medicine− short for Predictive, Preventive,...
May 31st, 2012 | Announcements | Read More