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Five startups selected for participation in 1492 program

Five startups selected for participation in 1492 program
Five companies were selected last week from a pool of 162 applicants to participate in the second 1492 business launch program, a collaboration between TechColumbus, Columbus State Community College, and Columbus College of Art & Design, with support from the Ohio Third Frontier. The program is...
October 25th, 2011 | Announcements | Read More

Sassafras Bakery continues to grow, owner lining up a retail space

Sassafras Bakery continues to grow, owner lining up a retail space
AJ Perry’s passion for baking took hold at an early age. From the time she was old enough to walk, she happily measured flour, cracked eggs, and sprinkled cinnamon on scraps of pie dough in her mother’s farmhouse kitchen. Why does baking still appeal to Perry, owner and operator of Sassafras Bakery,...
October 24th, 2011 | Business Profiles | Read More

formula AM now available in Short North

formula AM now available in Short North
Two years ago, a team of local entrepreneurs, designers, and doctors set out to find a cure for a common ailment: the hangover. After intense research, development, and testing, formula AM has been launched publicly and is available exclusively in Columbus. The formula AM beverage is formulated to rapidly...
October 22nd, 2011 | Announcements | Read More

2011 Election: Where Local Candidates Stand On Small Biz

2011 Election: Where Local Candidates Stand On Small Biz
In an attempt to inform Metropreneur readers about where Columbus’s mayoral and city council candidates stand on the issue of small business, we’ve compiled their answers (originally published on our sister website, Columbus Underground) to the following question: Small businesses are the...
October 21st, 2011 | Governance | Read More

Local grocery retailer identifies need for store in downtown Columbus

Local grocery retailer identifies need for store in downtown Columbus
Retail can be a tough business. Retail in an urban area like downtown Columbus can be even tougher. The Hills Market announced today that it’s opening a brand new grocery store downtown next spring, which leaves us asking, ” Are they a little bit crazy, or are they ahead of the curve and...
October 21st, 2011 | Announcements | Read More

Why wouldn’t you get a second opinion?

Why wouldn’t you get a second opinion?
In every aspect of of life, we seek out second opinions when we receive services from a professional or tradesperson. It just makes sense when we are dealing with issues and matters that we are unfamiliar with that we either affirm the advise or recommendation that we receive. It does not matter whether...
October 20th, 2011 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Owner expects Workshop Co. to be fully occupied this fall

Owner expects Workshop Co. to be fully occupied this fall
Despite its location in the former Sandbox space at 851 N. Pearl St. in the Short North, Workshop Co. is quite different from its predecessor. Brady Konya, owner of Workshop Co. Not only have the aesthetics of the 3,900-square-foot space been altered, its owner Brady Konya, who is also general manager...
October 19th, 2011 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Home businesses heat up

More than half of all U.S. businesses are home-based, according to Business Week Online. What may be even more surprising is this: home-based businesses employ 13 million people in the United States. That’s one of every 10 private sector workers. Far from playing a marginal role in of our economy,...
October 18th, 2011 | Upcoming Events | Read More