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Founders Factory emphasizes startup relationships

Founders Factory emphasizes startup relationships
Todd Whittington and his team at the Founders Factory are on a mission: to provide value to the startup community and address the particular pain points that exist in our region. Despite having several of the components necessary to fuel a boom in entrepreneurism −quality schools, a variety of industries...
February 20th, 2012 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Express Program helps small businesses save money on energy costs

Express Program helps small businesses save money on energy costs
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has promised to resolve issues surrounding AEP’s rate increases for small business customers, but in the meantime companies can take advantage of a program designed to reduce energy usage and lower energy costs. The Express Program is open to all non-residential...
February 17th, 2012 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Common Mistakes Businesses Make When Using Lawyers

Common Mistakes Businesses Make When Using Lawyers
I am going to tell you something that goes against my professional self-interest: the secret to lowering your demand for legal services. It goes without saying that it is in a business’s best interest not to spend more on lawyers than is necessary. Money spent on lawyers is money that cannot be...
February 16th, 2012 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Cancelled: UpTech offers $100,000 in seed capital to Ohio startups

UpTech is a nonprofit entity affiliated with several economic development agencies in the Cincinnati region, and they’re in Columbus today to provide more information about their startup accelerator program. One hundred thousand dollars in seed capital is available through the program for 10 startup...
February 15th, 2012 | Upcoming Events | Read More

At Work: A look at Sweet Stella Designs’ studio space

At Work: A look at Sweet Stella Designs’ studio space
Amy Neiwirth is having a great year. She recently moved into a new apartment, which allowed her to bring her jewelry and art studio back into her home, she sold nearly 500 pieces of jewelry in 2011, and she’s gotten lots of publicity− most notably, a mention in The Official Bicentennial Guide...
February 15th, 2012 | At Work | Read More

Gay matchmaking company launches in Columbus

Gay matchmaking company launches in Columbus
Gay and lesbian singles in the city have a new matchmaking resource: Q-Vault. Founded by Nicci Sprouse, Joel Diaz and Jason Gonzales, Q-Vault is designed to facilitate quality introductions and, hopefully, many happy relationships along the way. “Everyone wants to be in a relationship and be loved,”...
February 14th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Locally brewed Luna Kombucha is a hit with consumers

Locally brewed Luna Kombucha is a hit with consumers
One local man has turned his passion for kombucha into a product whose popularity is growing at a substantial rate, especially considering it’s only been on shelves since August. Michael Iannarino, founder of Luna Kombucha, began having digestive problems five years ago. After doing a little Internet...
February 13th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Business branding, design is best left to the pros

Business branding, design is best left to the pros
As many of our readers know, starting a business can be difficult. In the early stages, entrepreneurs are often working with a limited budget, and hiring a firm to do branding and design work can seem like an inefficient use of resources. Perhaps unsurprisingly, experts in those fields disagree. They...
February 10th, 2012 | Tips of the Trade | Read More