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Well-crafted press releases, relationships key to effective public relations

Well-crafted press releases, relationships key to effective public relations
Anyone wanting to use public relations to market their business will do well to focus on the “R” in PR: relations. And the most crucial part of public relations is building and maintaining relationships with members of the media− traditional print and broadcast, as well as bloggers and...
April 10th, 2012 | Tips of the Trade | Read More

Small business seminar series coming to Columbus

The Ohio Department of Development will offer a series of seminars for entrepreneurs from April through September to strengthen and expand small business ownership throughout the state. The free seminars, which will be held in Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, and Mansfield, were developed specifically to...
April 9th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

OSU, OU coming together to create new venture capital fund

Two of Ohio’s most prominent universities are teaming up to create a new venture capital fund that addresses the funding needs of early-stage technology ventures. It was announced Thursday that The Ohio State University has committed $20 million to the fund and Ohio University has pledged $15 million....
April 9th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

BarterQue makes local small business bartering easier

BarterQue makes local small business bartering easier
Josh Watters and Larry Scott think small business bartering is a fact of entrepreneurial life that needs to be better facilitated, and that’s just what their startup aims to do. Created during Startup Weekend Columbus, BarterQue was developed with freelancers and new businesses in mind. Unlike...
April 6th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Handle With Care

Handle With Care
How well are you handling your money today? It may surprise you, but in North America “normal” is broke –or at least financially stressed– resulting in what some call “affluenza.” Here are some frightening statistics: • Only 32 percent of Americans would be able to cover...
April 5th, 2012 | $traight Talk | Read More

eEvent working on new event marketing engine fueled by good deeds

eEvent working on new event marketing engine fueled by good deeds
eEvent is refining its offerings to fit customer demand, and the $250,000 investment it recently received from TechColumbus will surely help. The funding has not only allowed the three men behind the event marketing engine −Andi Sie, Edy Sulistyo, and Lawrence Samantha− to devote themselves to it...
April 4th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

AC Lens thriving after 17 years in business

AC Lens thriving after 17 years in business
Contact lens and eye care distributor AC Lens has more than 75 employees and does business all over the globe− not bad for a company that was started out of an optometrist’s office near The Ohio State University in 1995. In addition to contacts, AC Lens offers reading glasses, designer sunglasses...
April 3rd, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Independent bakers making Columbus a little sweeter

Independent bakers making Columbus a little sweeter
Food and family often go hand in hand. So perhaps it’s not surprising that all three of the independent bakers The Metropreneur interviewed for this story have relatives who have passed down recipes and secrets or encouraged them to make their hobby a business, or both. To learn how these bakers...
April 2nd, 2012 | Trendspotting | Read More