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Cookies Cravings owner turns baking hobby into a business

Cookies Cravings owner turns baking hobby into a business
One of the first calls Lindsey Terwanger made after signing the lease for her new Italian Village cookie shop, Cookie Cravings, was to Melissa DeGraw Metz, director of membership at Experience Columbus. When the shop’s doors opened two months later, in December 2011, Lindsey had used relationships...
April 20th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Litigation 101: Surviving the First Time Your Business Gets Sued

Litigation 101: Surviving the First Time Your Business Gets Sued
Sooner or later, it will happen.  For some businesses, through a combination of skill and luck, it may be years before it does. But even if you work hard to comply with all of your legal obligations –and most businesses do– you will get sued.  It may be an employee you fired, a vendor you quit...
April 19th, 2012 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Jeremy Slagle transforms lifelong passion for design into a successful business

Jeremy Slagle transforms lifelong passion for design into a successful business
Jeremy Slagle always knew he’d be a designer one day, but becoming a business owner was not in his plan. In 2009, Slagle was working as senior creative director at Element, a Columbus design agency he’d been with for more than a decade. When the agency closed that year, Slagle was handed...
April 18th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

How to Respond When Your Business Receives Media Inquiries

How to Respond When Your Business Receives Media Inquiries
Weirick Communications President Amy Weirick recently offered business owners several insightful tips for writing effective press releases and building good relationships with reporters and bloggers. Now, let’s imagine for a moment that you’ve taken her advice and the media is contacting...
April 17th, 2012 | How-To Guides | Read More

At Work: Big Red Rooster fills Engine House No. 5

At Work: Big Red Rooster fills Engine House No. 5
If you reminisce about the restaurant Engine House No. 5, at 121 Thurman Ave., you are not alone. Although the restaurant has been closed since 1993, when the owner, Chuck Muer, and his wife, Betty, were lost at sea, many do not realize it is no longer a restaurant. The interior of Engine House No. 5...
April 16th, 2012 | At Work | Read More

APTE Summit 2012 takes place next Saturday

APTE Summit 2012 takes place next Saturday
The fourth annual Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship Summit takes place April 21 at Mershon Auditorium at The Ohio State University. The APTE Summit is intended to educate, impassion and empower individuals to alleviate poverty through market-based solutions on a local and global scale. From...
April 13th, 2012 | Upcoming Events | Read More

Tips on Avoiding a Credit Card Security Breach

Tips on Avoiding a Credit Card Security Breach
With the recent news of the Global Payments credit card breach, business owners are again reminded of the risks associated with processing and storing credit card data. In a 24/7 world where many organizations maintain online storefronts, however, accepting credit card payments isn’t just an option...
April 12th, 2012 | Tips of the Trade | Read More

WordPress, Blogger, or Tumblr: Choosing the Best Blogging Platform

WordPress, Blogger, or Tumblr: Choosing the Best Blogging Platform
Blogging is a popular form of content creation today and the number of platforms to choose from can be pretty overwhelming, especially when you want to create a blog for your business and you need to pick one that’s feasibly manageable, but also impressive to your audience. There are several things...
April 11th, 2012 | Tips of the Trade | Read More