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Best Business Incubator of 2011: TechColumbus

Best Business Incubator of 2011: TechColumbus
Business incubators give startups the opportunity to launch their ideas with less risk and fewer up-front expenses. They can provide funding, physical space, expert advisers and several amenities. According to your votes, TechColumbus −which not only provides business incubation services to tech startups,...
December 27th, 2011 | Announcements | Read More

Success Story of 2011: CallCopy

Success Story of 2011: CallCopy
This year saw a lot of big news from small businesses and startup ventures. Here at The Metropreneur, we work every day to document as many of those stories as possible. Our annual readers survey put the successful local contact center solutions provider CallCopy at the top of their list for explosive...
December 27th, 2011 | Announcements | Read More

Best New Business of 2011: Eartha Limited

Best New Business of 2011: Eartha Limited
While Eartha Limited was officially started in 2009, it really came into its own in 2011, as evidenced by our annual reader survey that named Eartha the Best New Business of the year. Eartha was founded by entrepreneur Mike Minnix as a multifaceted company that would provide business-to-business consulting...
December 26th, 2011 | Announcements | Read More

Zauber Brewing Co. launching in Columbus

Zauber Brewing Co. launching in Columbus
Many people consider beer to be one of life’s simple enjoyments, but the process of opening a brewery can be one of the more challenging types of small businesses to launch. It takes a very specific type of person with equal parts creativity, enthusiasm, responsibility and craftsmanship. A good...
December 23rd, 2011 | Business Profiles | Read More

Food truck entrepreneur thrives with help from ECDI

Food truck entrepreneur thrives with help from ECDI
This has been a banner year for Carla Saunders, owner of Columbus, Ohio’s only gourmet cupcake truck. She worked at her mother’s brick-and-mortar bakery in her hometown of Grove City for many years, creating famous delicacies such as carrot cake cupcakes and red velvet cupcakes. 3 Babes and a Baker...
December 22nd, 2011 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Chapman College Admission Consulting helps students get into their ideal school

Chapman College Admission Consulting helps students get into their ideal school
When asked what prompted him to launch Chapman College Admission Consulting, Mike Chapman rattles off several worrisome statistics: The student to guidance counselor ratio in Ohio is 500 to 1; Acceptance rates at the most selective colleges are less than 10 percent; A four-year college education can...
December 21st, 2011 | Business Profiles | Read More

Dublin to open TechDEC in 2012

Dublin to open TechDEC in 2012
A technology-focused entrepreneurial center is coming to 565 Metro Place South in Dublin. Dublin City Council last week passed a resolution authorizing the Dublin Deputy City Manager and Economic Development Director Dana McDaniel to execute a lease agreement to establish the TechDEC. The total cost...
December 20th, 2011 | Announcements | Read More

First Customer helps companies bring products to market

First Customer helps companies bring products to market
Under a new program, Columbus2020 and TechColumbus are working together to connect early stage biomedical and information technology businesses with established companies that might be interested in buying their products. The First Customer Initiative allows goods that seem useful and valuable based...
December 19th, 2011 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More