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What to Keep In Mind When Hiring an Employee

What to Keep In Mind When Hiring an Employee
Hiring employees is a welcome milestone for most business owners. Expanding your organization can also be a source of anxiety, though. After all, no one −not you, the hire, your existing employees, or your customers− benefits when you bring someone on who isn’t right for your organization,...
December 3rd, 2012 | How-To Guides | Read More

Securing Your Information Systems

Securing Your Information Systems
This article is part nine in a twelve-part series on information security fundamentals for small and medium-sized businesses. Your IT staff has worked day in, day out to ensure that your network, computer systems, and customer data are secure. So what’s the quickest way to undo all their hard work?...
November 30th, 2012 | Expert Perspective | Read More

Solay Bistro flourishes with ECDI’s help

Solay Bistro flourishes with ECDI’s help
Create a job a day, a business a week. This isn’t another slogan. It is a track record –proven over eight years– of one local non-profit. The Economic and Community Development Institute has created or assisted in maintaining a job a day and a business a week since its creation. Columbus is...
November 29th, 2012 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

cannon.fm features content produced entirely by local musicians

cannon.fm features content produced entirely by local musicians
Coming up in the Columbus music scene has been both inspiring and depressing for Mat Marcum and Ryan Cox. On one hand, the city is home to a lot of talent. On the other, not many people, especially those outside Columbus, will ever be exposed to it. So the duo founded cannon.fm with a simple goal: to...
November 27th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Facebook Advertising Workshop by Cement Marketing December 13 2012

Facebook Advertising Workshop: The new sponsored and promoted post ad model. A Cement University Workshop | December 13, 2012 – 2:30PM-4:30PM at Experience Columbus What did Facebook change now? Its entire advertising model. Facebook’s recent switch to a sponosored and promoted post model has...
November 27th, 2012 | Upcoming Events | Read More

Registrations happening now for Eight Hour Business Makeover

Angie Meeker created the Eight Hour Business Makeover, a live, one-day workshop to help you attract more leads and increase sales through the same simple strategies the big companies use. According to her website, her target audience for this workshop is: People with an already active business (not...
November 26th, 2012 | Upcoming Events | Read More

Small Business Saturday is sluggish in Columbus

Small Business Saturday is sluggish in Columbus
Now in its third year, Small Business Saturday is relatively well known throughout the United States. For the initiated, this annual sales event was created in 2010 by American Express as an alternative to the big box shopping of Black Friday and the e-commerce sales of Cyber Monday. The program encourages...
November 26th, 2012 | News | Read More

Celebrate Local moving to new storefront in January 2013

Celebrate Local moving to new storefront in January 2013
In the new year, Celebrate Local will have a new home at Easton Town Center. The shop, which sells a variety of Ohio-produced handmade and artisan goods, is relocating to a 2,943-square-foot space at 3952 Townsfair Way, located between Panera Bread and Restoration Hardware across from Crate & Barrel. Celebrate...
November 23rd, 2012 | Announcements | Read More