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Eddie George now OSU’s vice president for business advancement

Eddie George now OSU’s vice president for business advancement
Heisman Trophy Winner and 2001 Ohio State University graduate Eddie George has returned to his alma mater to serve as assistant vice president for business advancement. George will work with internal and external university constituencies to increase awareness of health and wellness initiatives, support...
January 8th, 2013 | Announcements | Read More

Jifiti makes gift giving easier

Jifiti makes gift giving easier
The Internet has dramatically altered the way we shop. Nowadays, with the click of a mouse, you can purchase just about anything your heart desires from the comfort of your own home. Though online shopping offers convenience (and affords retailers a nearly endless reach), the creators of Jifiti, a new...
January 7th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

Traxler Tees expanding, hiring for third time in two years

Traxler Tees expanding, hiring for third time in two years
When Zachary Traxler started his T-shirt company, he was determined to source only the materials needed to fulfill wholesale orders from Ohio-based businesses. Turns out that unorthodox vision had legs. For proof, look no further than the fact that Traxler Tees is expanding and hiring for a third time...
January 4th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

Tax Tips for the Small Business Owner

Tax Tips for the Small Business Owner
As a small business owner, you may look at the approaching tax season as a headache waiting to happen. However, with a few easy steps, you can tackle your taxes painlessly this season and in the future! Below are three ways to prepare for the upcoming tax season, and three things to do now to make 2014’s...
January 3rd, 2013 | $traight Talk | Read More

E.E. Ward still growing, changing more than 130 years after its founding

E.E. Ward still growing, changing more than 130 years after its founding
In 1881, William S. Ward founded The Ward Transfer Line with a team of horses, a wagon, and two helpers. Now known as E.E. Ward Moving & Storage Co., it has become one of the oldest and most established companies of its kind in Ohio. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Commerce has recognized it...
January 2nd, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

2012 Year In Review

2012 Year In Review
As 2012 comes to a close, The Metropreneur staff has been reflecting on the stories we’ve published this year− profiles about new businesses and old ones, tips from experts and how-to guides intended to give entrepreneurs a leg up, and interviews with local movers and shakers who grew their small...
December 31st, 2012 | Trendspotting | Read More

Connecting Talent: Is Technology a Problem?

Connecting Talent: Is Technology a Problem?
We’re a Chamber of Commerce with about 2,000 members. We meet one-on-one with about 700 individual business owners/managers each year. From small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprise, the number one need they express to us is frustration over trying (and failing) to find qualified workers. The...
December 28th, 2012 | Expert Perspective | Read More

Woman-owned businesses thriving at ECDI’s Food Fort

Woman-owned businesses thriving at ECDI’s Food Fort
Bleu & Fig Owner Brooke Kinsey is one of the fabulous female business owners taking advantage of a unique entrepreneurial boost available only in Columbus. The Eddie Grayson Culinary Lab at the Economic and Community Development Institute −a fully licensed kitchen for caterers, bakers, and individual...
December 27th, 2012 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More