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Tax Tips for the Small Business Owner

Tax Tips for the Small Business Owner
As a small business owner, you may look at the approaching tax season as a headache waiting to happen. However, with a few easy steps, you can tackle your taxes painlessly this season and in the future! Below are three ways to prepare for the upcoming tax season, and three things to do now to make 2014’s...
January 3rd, 2013 | $traight Talk | Read More

E.E. Ward still growing, changing more than 130 years after its founding

E.E. Ward still growing, changing more than 130 years after its founding
In 1881, William S. Ward founded The Ward Transfer Line with a team of horses, a wagon, and two helpers. Now known as E.E. Ward Moving & Storage Co., it has become one of the oldest and most established companies of its kind in Ohio. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Commerce has recognized it...
January 2nd, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

2012 Year In Review

2012 Year In Review
As 2012 comes to a close, The Metropreneur staff has been reflecting on the stories we’ve published this year− profiles about new businesses and old ones, tips from experts and how-to guides intended to give entrepreneurs a leg up, and interviews with local movers and shakers who grew their small...
December 31st, 2012 | Trendspotting | Read More

Connecting Talent: Is Technology a Problem?

Connecting Talent: Is Technology a Problem?
We’re a Chamber of Commerce with about 2,000 members. We meet one-on-one with about 700 individual business owners/managers each year. From small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprise, the number one need they express to us is frustration over trying (and failing) to find qualified workers. The...
December 28th, 2012 | Expert Perspective | Read More

Woman-owned businesses thriving at ECDI’s Food Fort

Woman-owned businesses thriving at ECDI’s Food Fort
Bleu & Fig Owner Brooke Kinsey is one of the fabulous female business owners taking advantage of a unique entrepreneurial boost available only in Columbus. The Eddie Grayson Culinary Lab at the Economic and Community Development Institute −a fully licensed kitchen for caterers, bakers, and individual...
December 27th, 2012 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Engaging Experts and Holiday Fun

Engaging Experts and Holiday Fun
Technology and the digital world move quickly. What you are doing this quarter might not be what you need to be doing next quarter. This pace of change is one reason you need to seek out experts in specific disciplines. You are probably in business to provide a particular product or service, and you...
December 26th, 2012 | Your Digital Business | Read More

Crimson Cup gives community a jolt through philanthropy

Crimson Cup gives community a jolt through philanthropy
Most coffee lovers agree that the day really doesn’t start until they’ve had their first cup o’ joe. Now imagine how much better their day would start if they knew each cup of coffee they enjoyed was giving back to the community. Well at Columbus-based coffee roaster Crimson Cup, that’s...
December 24th, 2012 | Philanthropic Pursuit | Read More

Columbus Chamber partners with SoMoLend

Columbus Chamber partners with SoMoLend
SoMoLend will be the Columbus Chamber’s first recommendation for crowdfunding and featured on its website thanks to a new partnership between the two entities. SoMoLend, headquartered in Cincinnati, is a debt-based crowdfunding platform designed to match small business borrowers with investors...
December 24th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More