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Get exposure with Google Business Photos

Get exposure with Google Business Photos
It’s now possible for the public to tour your business without ever setting foot inside. Using its Street View technology, Google now offers 360-degree, interactive virtual tours of restaurants, shops, gyms and more in cities across the country. The feature is called Google Business Photos and...
August 20th, 2012 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Dames Bond Market Place to open in the Short North next month

Dames Bond Market Place to open in the Short North next month
The Short North is gaining another retailer next month. Located at 1188 N. High St., the Dames Bond Market Place will host a soft opening Sept. 11. A grand opening is slated for the first weekend in November. The shop, which spans almost 1,600 square feet, will carry a variety of local products, from...
August 17th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

Strategic Planning: The Secret Weapon of Small Businesses

Strategic Planning: The Secret Weapon of Small Businesses
Many entrepreneurs are missing out on a key tool that, when used appropriately, can give small businesses a competitive advantage in line with that of a larger business: strategic planning. Deanna Blair Many businesses “mistakenly believe that strategic planning is only for large businesses that...
August 16th, 2012 | $traight Talk | Read More

At Work: Modern and sleek space in the Short North

At Work: Modern and sleek space in the Short North
It took a little time, but Brett Kaufman found a great office space for his business, Kaufman Development, and he found it just where he wanted to be – in the Short North. “I had looked all over downtown,” says Kaufman. His company had previously been at Easton but was outgrowing the...
August 15th, 2012 | At Work | Read More

5 Ways To Make Your Facebook Posts Pop

5 Ways To Make Your Facebook Posts Pop
The Facebook news feed is a very competitive place. If you don’t already have high engagement (consistent likes and comments, also known as an Edgerank score), the likelihood of your posts popping up is pretty low. That’s because Facebook keeps its visitors happy by putting exactly what they...
August 15th, 2012 | Tips of the Trade | Read More

ZipZone Canopy Tours brings zip lining to Columbus

ZipZone Canopy Tours brings zip lining to Columbus
After nearly three months of construction, ZipZone Canopy Tours opened to the public July 27. Zip lining has been gaining popularity in the United States since 2002, when the first zip line tour opened on the Hawaiian island of Maui. In 2005 there were less than 20 domestic tours, but today there are...
August 14th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Registration for mayor’s Small Business Conference now open

Registration for mayor’s Small Business Conference now open
The 10th annual Mayor’s Small Business Conference and Expo will be held Oct. 3 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus at the Greater Columbus Convention Center from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Online registration opens today. This year’s theme is “Go forward: driving local economic growth through...
August 13th, 2012 | Upcoming Events | Read More

Reporter leaves paper to start Burns Auction & Appraisal

Reporter leaves paper to start Burns Auction & Appraisal
For years Adrian Burns reported on business. Now, he’s a full-time business owner. Burns’s entrepreneurial journey began when he graduated college and started selling antiques he’d collected since childhood. Though he was fond of his finds, they were literally collecting dust at his...
August 13th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More