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What You Need to Know About the New Facebook Insights

What You Need to Know About the New Facebook Insights
Getting the attention of your audience on Facebook has definitely become a science. There’s a number of characters to consider, timing it just right, how to entice with multimedia, and even strategy behind the link you so desperately hope gets a click. It’s a lot to hash out for one little...
January 5th, 2012 | Tips of the Trade | Read More

1492 Demo Day to be held next week

1492 Demo Day to be held next week
For 11 weeks, five local startups have refined their business concepts in preparation for the 1492 Accelerator Demo Day Wednesday at the Canzani Center at 60 Cleveland Ave. on Columbus College of Art & Design’s campus. Registration and networking begins at 2:30 p.m., and demonstrations and...
January 4th, 2012 | Upcoming Events | Read More

ColumbusRegion.com receives recognition by Mid-America Economic Development Council

ColumbusRegion.com receives recognition by Mid-America Economic Development Council
The Mid-America Economic Development Council’s annual Economic Development awards ceremony took place in Chicago in December, and Columbus received some special recognition. The ColumbusRegion.com website, which launched in June 2011, took home the first place prize for websites in the large market...
January 3rd, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

Ohio-based Peer-to-Peer Business Lending System Launches

Ohio-based Peer-to-Peer Business Lending System Launches
Candace Klein, Founder & CEO of SoMoLend SoMoLend is a new online Peer-to-Peer company that connects entrepreneurs with investors on a localized level. The business aims to assist businesses who are credit-worthy for borrowing money, but not quite eligible for traditional financing. “This new...
January 3rd, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

Old Familiar Barber Shop coming to Olde Towne East in 2012

Old Familiar Barber Shop coming to Olde Towne East in 2012
As the name suggests, Old Familiar Barber Shop offers traditional grooming services, like straight razor shaves. However, the shop’s owner, Kenji Prince, is thinking outside the box to offer experiences that are anything but dated. Like many barbers, Prince dreamed of opening his own shop, “a...
December 30th, 2011 | Business Profiles | Read More

Entrepreneur of the Year 2011: Mary Relotto

Entrepreneur of the Year 2011: Mary Relotto
The votes have been counted and it’s official: Mary Relotto is The Metropreneur’s 2011 “Entrepreneur of the Year.” Relotto is the founder of Dames Bond, which has been connecting women in business to consumers and resources since 2006. The Steubenville native says she is “honored,...
December 29th, 2011 | Announcements | Read More

2011 Year in Review for Small Business Development

2011 Year in Review for Small Business Development
The final week of 2011 has arrived, giving us a moment to reflect on the year that was. As far as the local small business community is concerned, 2011 has been very exciting. Numerous companies have launched or expanded, new incubators aimed at helping entrepreneurs have cropped up across Central Ohio,...
December 28th, 2011 | Trendspotting | Read More

Best Business Program of 2011: ECDI Funding Program

Best Business Program of 2011: ECDI Funding Program
Small business assistance comes through a variety of educational, financial and mentorship programs. The Economic and Community Development Institute is one local organization that provides all the above and more. ECDI’s funding programs topped our 2011 reader survey for best local business program,...
December 28th, 2011 | Announcements | Read More