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ZipZone Canopy Tours brings zip lining to Columbus

ZipZone Canopy Tours brings zip lining to Columbus
After nearly three months of construction, ZipZone Canopy Tours opened to the public July 27. Zip lining has been gaining popularity in the United States since 2002, when the first zip line tour opened on the Hawaiian island of Maui. In 2005 there were less than 20 domestic tours, but today there are...
August 14th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Registration for mayor’s Small Business Conference now open

Registration for mayor’s Small Business Conference now open
The 10th annual Mayor’s Small Business Conference and Expo will be held Oct. 3 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus at the Greater Columbus Convention Center from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Online registration opens today. This year’s theme is “Go forward: driving local economic growth through...
August 13th, 2012 | Upcoming Events | Read More

Reporter leaves paper to start Burns Auction & Appraisal

Reporter leaves paper to start Burns Auction & Appraisal
For years Adrian Burns reported on business. Now, he’s a full-time business owner. Burns’s entrepreneurial journey began when he graduated college and started selling antiques he’d collected since childhood. Though he was fond of his finds, they were literally collecting dust at his...
August 13th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Welcome to the BYOD party

Welcome to the BYOD party
Work when and where you are most productive.  That philosophy is the guiding principle behind “Work Aways” – a policy I instituted at my company a few months ago. The concept is simple: For at least half a day, once a week, each Geben Communication employee is required to work from somewhere...
August 10th, 2012 | Expert Perspective | Read More

Shop, save, and support the community using BidSwan

Shop, save, and support the community using BidSwan
The shop local trend is huge here in Central Ohio thanks to several businesses and organizations, including the Small Business Beanstalk, The North Market, and Dine Originals. Now, startup BidSwan joins their ranks. BidSwan is an online marketplace for local merchants. Customers bid on items by submitting...
August 9th, 2012 | Philanthropic Pursuit | Read More

Acclaimd puts a new spin on the employee referral program

Acclaimd puts a new spin on the employee referral program
A new web-based employee referral program aims to help hiring professionals at mid-sized companies realize the benefits of referral-based hiring. The program is called Acclaimd and its beginnings can be traced back to Startup Weekend Columbus in February, when its founders were focused on the struggles...
August 8th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Co-ops emphasize people over profits

Co-ops emphasize people over profits
Money tends to be at the heart of most businesses, no matter their size. And though The Metropreneur certainly doesn’t have a problem with that, it recognizes that enterprises where revenue isn’t the top priority are also important within the entrepreneurial community. For instance, co-operatives,...
August 7th, 2012 | Trendspotting | Read More

Pâtisserie Lallier offers French pastries made with local, organic ingredients

Pâtisserie Lallier offers French pastries made with local, organic ingredients
For some people, a sweet tooth is a problem. For Michelle Kozak, it has helped spawn a thriving business. After an intensive four-week pastry course at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, Kozak returned to Columbus inspired. She decided  she would launch a pastry business out of her home in Grandview, and in fall...
August 6th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More