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Security Incident Management: Preparing for the Worst

Security Incident Management: Preparing for the Worst
This article is part ten in a twelve-part series on information security fundamentals for small and medium-sized businesses. Bad things happen, and the organizations that can successfully ride out those rough waters are the organizations that take time to plan for those bad things ahead of time. Well-informed...
December 7th, 2012 | Expert Perspective | Read More

Steps for a Financially Fit 2013

Steps for a Financially Fit 2013
The end of the year comes with a frenzy of holiday activities and it’s easy to forego some key financial tasks in the spirit of it all. But it’s important to take a moment to prepare you and your business financially for the next year. Here are four steps you can take now to insure you have...
December 6th, 2012 | $traight Talk | Read More

LP Designs looking to share its Short North retail space

LP Designs looking to share its Short North retail space
LP Designs opened in Powell in spring 2010, and relocated to a bigger space in the Short North about a year ago. Now, the retailer is looking to share its home with another unique business. Located at 642 N. High St., Suite B, LP Designs sells handcrafted furnishings, decorative home accessories, and...
December 5th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Snapstagram prints photos taken with Instagram

Snapstagram prints photos taken with Instagram
Sometimes a business idea is so compelling that it seems like a no-brainer to back it, and that appears to be the case with Snapstagram. Founded in May, Snapstagram specializes in printing Instagram photos. For the uninitiated, Instagram is a photo-sharing app and social network that allows users to...
December 4th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

What to Keep In Mind When Hiring an Employee

What to Keep In Mind When Hiring an Employee
Hiring employees is a welcome milestone for most business owners. Expanding your organization can also be a source of anxiety, though. After all, no one −not you, the hire, your existing employees, or your customers− benefits when you bring someone on who isn’t right for your organization,...
December 3rd, 2012 | How-To Guides | Read More

Securing Your Information Systems

Securing Your Information Systems
This article is part nine in a twelve-part series on information security fundamentals for small and medium-sized businesses. Your IT staff has worked day in, day out to ensure that your network, computer systems, and customer data are secure. So what’s the quickest way to undo all their hard work?...
November 30th, 2012 | Expert Perspective | Read More

Solay Bistro flourishes with ECDI’s help

Solay Bistro flourishes with ECDI’s help
Create a job a day, a business a week. This isn’t another slogan. It is a track record –proven over eight years– of one local non-profit. The Economic and Community Development Institute has created or assisted in maintaining a job a day and a business a week since its creation. Columbus is...
November 29th, 2012 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

cannon.fm features content produced entirely by local musicians

cannon.fm features content produced entirely by local musicians
Coming up in the Columbus music scene has been both inspiring and depressing for Mat Marcum and Ryan Cox. On one hand, the city is home to a lot of talent. On the other, not many people, especially those outside Columbus, will ever be exposed to it. So the duo founded cannon.fm with a simple goal: to...
November 27th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More