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APTE Summit 2012 takes place next Saturday

APTE Summit 2012 takes place next Saturday
The fourth annual Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship Summit takes place April 21 at Mershon Auditorium at The Ohio State University. The APTE Summit is intended to educate, impassion and empower individuals to alleviate poverty through market-based solutions on a local and global scale. From...
April 13th, 2012 | Upcoming Events | Read More

Tips on Avoiding a Credit Card Security Breach

Tips on Avoiding a Credit Card Security Breach
With the recent news of the Global Payments credit card breach, business owners are again reminded of the risks associated with processing and storing credit card data. In a 24/7 world where many organizations maintain online storefronts, however, accepting credit card payments isn’t just an option...
April 12th, 2012 | Tips of the Trade | Read More

WordPress, Blogger, or Tumblr: Choosing the Best Blogging Platform

WordPress, Blogger, or Tumblr: Choosing the Best Blogging Platform
Blogging is a popular form of content creation today and the number of platforms to choose from can be pretty overwhelming, especially when you want to create a blog for your business and you need to pick one that’s feasibly manageable, but also impressive to your audience. There are several things...
April 11th, 2012 | Tips of the Trade | Read More

Well-crafted press releases, relationships key to effective public relations

Well-crafted press releases, relationships key to effective public relations
Anyone wanting to use public relations to market their business will do well to focus on the “R” in PR: relations. And the most crucial part of public relations is building and maintaining relationships with members of the media− traditional print and broadcast, as well as bloggers and...
April 10th, 2012 | Tips of the Trade | Read More

Small business seminar series coming to Columbus

The Ohio Department of Development will offer a series of seminars for entrepreneurs from April through September to strengthen and expand small business ownership throughout the state. The free seminars, which will be held in Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, and Mansfield, were developed specifically to...
April 9th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

OSU, OU coming together to create new venture capital fund

Two of Ohio’s most prominent universities are teaming up to create a new venture capital fund that addresses the funding needs of early-stage technology ventures. It was announced Thursday that The Ohio State University has committed $20 million to the fund and Ohio University has pledged $15 million....
April 9th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

BarterQue makes local small business bartering easier

BarterQue makes local small business bartering easier
Josh Watters and Larry Scott think small business bartering is a fact of entrepreneurial life that needs to be better facilitated, and that’s just what their startup aims to do. Created during Startup Weekend Columbus, BarterQue was developed with freelancers and new businesses in mind. Unlike...
April 6th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Handle With Care

Handle With Care
How well are you handling your money today? It may surprise you, but in North America “normal” is broke –or at least financially stressed– resulting in what some call “affluenza.” Here are some frightening statistics: • Only 32 percent of Americans would be able to cover...
April 5th, 2012 | $traight Talk | Read More