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Information Security for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Information Security for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses
This article is part one in a twelve-part series on information security fundamentals for small and medium-sized businesses. Thanks to the Internet, small and medium-sized businesses can now participate in the global marketplace. We can reach customers around the world 24/7/365. We can even elect to...
October 2nd, 2012 | Expert Perspective | Read More

Design professionals offer tips for creating quality company logos

Design professionals offer tips for creating quality company logos
It’s not uncommon for startups to design their logo themselves or hand the task off to an amateur in an attempt to save money. It’s a simple decision that could come back to bite them, though. We’ve all heard the expression, “You only have one chance to make a good first impression.”...
October 1st, 2012 | Tips of the Trade | Read More

Fine Citizens hosts Office Olympics to raise money for charity

Fine Citizens hosts Office Olympics to raise money for charity
One local business took Summer Olympics inspiration to a whole new level. Columbus-based Fine Citizens, a creative agency specializing in responsive web design, held an Office Olympics to support local charities. Each of the seven employees at Fine Citizens were randomly paired with a nonprofit to represent...
September 28th, 2012 | Philanthropic Pursuit | Read More

Photographer expands into photo booth business with support from ECDI

Photographer expands into photo booth business with support from ECDI
Shawn Weese unofficially started his photography business, Weese Photos, in 2006. When he reached his capacity and wanted to expand by opening a studio and purchasing a photo booth to rent out for events, he approached Huntington Bank for a small loan. They sent him to the Economic and Community Development...
September 27th, 2012 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

CCAD to offer business courses this fall

CCAD to offer business courses this fall
Columbus College of Art & Design is now offering courses aimed at entrepreneurs and future business owners. Six classes and one workshop on finance, accounting, culture and marketing, and art and design law begin this fall. They are part of CCAD’s Continuing & Professional Studies program,...
September 26th, 2012 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Lessner dishes on Columbus Food League’s present, future

Lessner dishes on Columbus Food League’s present, future
A lot has happened since The Metropreneur profiled Elizabeth Lessner a little over two years ago. During that time, her restaurants’ parent company rebranded itself as the Columbus Food League (it was formerly Betty’s Family of Restaurants) and announced plans for three additional eateries:...
September 25th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Nancy Kramer among 100 Most Influential Women in Advertising

Nancy Kramer among 100 Most Influential Women in Advertising
Resource Interactive Founder Nancy Kramer joins Oprah Winfrey, Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on Advertising Age’s list of  the 100 Most Influential Women in Advertising. To compile the list, released today, the trade publication relied on its own back issues and beat...
September 24th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

Women’s Small Business Accelerator opens in Westerville

Women’s Small Business Accelerator opens in Westerville
Central Ohio is now home to an incubator solely dedicated to helping women as they launch and build businesses. Founded by Mary McCarthy and Caroline Worley, the Women’s Small Business Accelerator is located at 403-409 W. Main St. in Westerville. It occupies a little more than 6,000 square feet...
September 24th, 2012 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More