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Columbus Chamber shares small business New Year’s resolutions

Columbus Chamber shares small business New Year’s resolutions
Michael Dalby, President and CEO of the Columbus Chamber As we kick off 2012, it’s important to reflect on the previous year and set achievable goals for the next 12 months. For individuals, these New Year’s resolutions often focus on lifestyle changes, like a healthier diet or increasing...
January 27th, 2012 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Pitabilities plans for business expansion in 2012

Pitabilities plans for business expansion in 2012
Jim Pashovich of Grove City had operated a small food cart in the ’80s and ’90s, but the industry became too unpredictable and he could not see any opportunities for growth. He went into real estate, but eventually found himself lured back by the excitement  and versatility of mobile food. Pashovich liked...
January 26th, 2012 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

BringShare helps businesses measure, evaluate online marketing investments

BringShare helps businesses measure, evaluate online marketing investments
You could say BringShare came on the scene in a big way. The company −which offers an Internet-based tool that helps marketing professionals, entrepreneurs and businesses measure and evaluate their online marketing investments− launched at the prestigious DEMO conference in Silicon Valley in September...
January 25th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

TechColumbus awards $350,000 to seven companies

TechColumbus awards $350,000 to seven companies
TechColumbus awarded TechGenesis grants totaling $350,000 to seven local pre-seed companies during the last half of 2011. Those companies are: • Acceptd LLC, which has developed a Web-based prescreening tool designed to streamline the admissions process for fine arts colleges and programs. •...
January 24th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

Square changing the way entrepreneurs, small businesses get paid

Square changing the way entrepreneurs, small businesses get paid
Since Square became available to the public in October 2010, it has revolutionized the way entrepreneurs and small businesses get paid. For the uninitiated, Square allows anyone with its card reader and/or  iPhone, iPad, or Android application to accept credit card payments. The fee structure is straightforward:...
January 23rd, 2012 | Trendspotting | Read More

Boring provides insight into local retail industry trends

Boring provides insight into local retail industry trends
Columbus-based Boulevard Strategies has released its seventh annual “Top 10 List.” The list −a collection of trends, insights, observations and musings regarding the retail industry in Central Ohio and beyond− is written with the help of many retail-related articles that pique Chris...
January 20th, 2012 | Expert Perspective | Read More

What You Should Look For In a Lawyer

What You Should Look For In a Lawyer
This space has covered when new companies need a lawyer. The next question is what qualities you want in a lawyer. While different companies’ legal needs vary greatly, there are qualities it seems all organizations– big or small, new or established, public or private– should look for in legal...
January 19th, 2012 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Cheryl & Co. founder discusses leadership, a biz’s most valuable assets

Cheryl & Co. founder discusses leadership, a biz’s most valuable assets
After graduating from Bowling Green State University in 1974, Cheryl Krueger began working for Limited Brands, learning the ins and outs of retail. Seven years later, she and a college roommate opened Cheryl’s Cookies in Columbus. Initially the company offered just six kinds of cookies, but eventually...
January 18th, 2012 | Expert Perspective | Read More