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Making A Records Plan: 6 Questions To Start The Process

Making A Records Plan: 6 Questions To Start The Process
Few things are as important and as challenging for a growing business as having a handle on the lawful and strategic creation, maintenance, and destruction of records. For starters, it goes without saying that having full command of your business’s information has great competitive value. Information...
August 23rd, 2012 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

ECDI’s commercial kitchen now open

ECDI’s commercial kitchen now open
The Economic and Community Development Institute recently hosted a grand opening celebration for its new commercial kitchen. Located within The Food Fort at 1655 Old Leonard Rd. in Columbus, the commercial kitchen was created with the small business culinary startup in mind, as it allows companies...
August 22nd, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

FRiNGE seeking funding for build-out

FRiNGE seeking funding for build-out
We first wrote about Greg Turner’s entrepreneurial exploits nearly two years ago. Well, a lot has changed since then. Fringe Outfitters launched in fall 2010 as an online clothing boutique selling men’s and women’s duds. Then, in spring 2011, Turner began hosting pop-up shops in a...
August 21st, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Kitchen incubator facility to open in Franklinton

Kitchen incubator facility to open in Franklinton
Entrepreneurs with food-based business ideas will soon find it easier to test their products when The Commissary on Town Street opens its doors. This new kitchen incubator will provide a commercial-grade environment for food startups to develop recipes, test products and collaborate with like-minded...
August 21st, 2012 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

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