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ECDI expands to Cleveland

The Columbus-based Economic and Community Development Institute launched its Cleveland operation yesterday. To create a new ecosystem of support for neighborhood businesses, ECDI will partner with the city of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Huntington Bank, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Commission...
July 18th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

How to Price Your New Product or Service

How to Price Your New Product or Service
Do you like pricing new product or service offerings? For many of us, it’s a stressful decision. Too high and customers won’t want the new offering. Too low and we feel as though we’ve cheated ourselves out of the real value of a truly innovative and valuable offering. Frontrunners...
July 18th, 2012 | Growth Strategies | Read More

Event Review: Wakeup Startup

Event Review: Wakeup Startup
Wakeup Startup is a monthly event held at the OSU Technology Commercialization Office in the South Campus Gateway, where three startups pitch their business concepts in 10 minutes or less, a panel of judges provide feedback, and the audience engages with a rapid-fire Q&A session. The event kicks...
July 17th, 2012 | Event Reviews | Read More

At Work: Origo Branding Co.’s fresh, modern space downtown

At Work: Origo Branding Co.’s fresh, modern space downtown
Origo Branding Co. has an office space that many would dream of. A wonderful location downtown. Part of a beautiful old building. An entrance right off High Street. Soaring ceilings. Tall windows. Built-in storage space everywhere. It’s a fun atmosphere that is part of the rebirth of downtown Columbus. Six...
July 16th, 2012 | At Work | Read More

Rachael’s Dessert House gets marketing boost from tasting

Rachael’s Dessert House gets marketing boost from tasting
The 2nd Annual Sweetest Tasting in Central Ohio will be held next Thursday at the Grand Oaks Event Center in Grove City from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is hosted by Rachael’s Dessert House, which will offer attendees about 20 made-from-scratch sweets they can sample with wines selected by Rachel Clinkscale,...
July 13th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

The Hills Market passionate about food, Ohio, community

The Hills Market passionate about food, Ohio, community
The Hills Market uses food as a means for connecting and partnering with the community through several philanthropic programs that allows the specialty grocer to work with multiple charities in a way that benefits all parties. Programs include Buy Ohio, Feed Ohio, their reusable bag token program, and...
July 12th, 2012 | Philanthropic Pursuit | Read More

Loans available for small businesses impacted by storms, power outages

Loans available for small businesses impacted by storms, power outages
Recent storms and prolonged power outages have resulted in equipment damage, lost inventory, and mounting bills for many area small businesses. However, new low-interest emergency recovery loans could offer some relief. Franklin County’s Economic Development and Planning Department is partnering...
July 12th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

Connected pairs brands with compatible creative partners

Connected pairs brands with compatible creative partners
Tom Mullin is a matchmaker of sorts. Via Connected, a Columbus-based company he launched in May, he pairs marketers with the optimal creative resources to satisfy their needs. “Through a robust interview process where customer service, pricing, and in-house skill set were tested and clarified,...
July 11th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More