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Roundup: Twitter tips, dealing with success & more

Just a few months after opening, the Union County Small Business Incubator is quickly outgrowing its space. [Read More] Mark Kvamme, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist who came to Ohio to work in Gov. John Kasich’s administration, discusses the 10-xelerator competition — and what comes next...
October 1st, 2011 | Weekend News Roundup | Read More

Mobile Devices in the Workplace: Risk v. Reward

Mobile Devices in the Workplace: Risk v. Reward
Mobile devices. If it seems like they’re everywhere, maybe that’s because it’s true. Apple sold more than 20 million iPhones in the third quarter alone and a recent survey suggest that consumers are buying Android devices at an even faster rate than they’re buying Apple devices. This...
September 30th, 2011 | Expert Perspective | Read More

Advocacy for Small Business

Advocacy for Small Business
When I was asked to write a column for The Metropreneur discussing the “advocacy” aspect of the Columbus Chamber I wondered out loud, “How do you write a column on advocacy for small business without putting folks to sleep?” Well, I am going to give it a shot. Let me start with...
September 29th, 2011 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

QR Quest Columbus scavenger hunt kicks off Monday

QR Quest Columbus scavenger hunt kicks off Monday
The first-ever QR Quest Columbus kicks off Monday at 8 a.m. The four-day Amazing Race-type event starts at Blind Acre Media’s offices, at 77 E. Nationwide Blvd., Suite 100, and features more than 10 Columbus-based businesses and attractions downtown, in the Short North and in the Arena District. Unlike...
September 28th, 2011 | Upcoming Events | Read More

Ohio Get Your Business Online making it easier to create a web presence

Ohio Get Your Business Online making it easier to create a web presence
The Ohio Get Your Business Online program is hosting workshops from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow at the Columbus Convention Center at 400 N. High St. Under the program, Google has teamed with software company Intuit to offer business owners a free website that is easy to build, has a custom domain name...
September 27th, 2011 | Upcoming Events | Read More

How to Register a Business

How to Register a Business
Many businesses begin as an informal hobby or a small project. When the owners realize that their concept is profitable, steps are often taken to formalize the business in the eyes of the law –and to protect it– through various business registrations. Matt Crumpton of Crumpton Law Business “registration”...
September 27th, 2011 | How-To Guides | Read More

hungerly app helps mobile food vendors and consumers connect

hungerly app helps mobile food vendors and consumers connect
The concept for hungerly, a Columbus startup that helps mobile food vendors and consumers connect, can be traced back to a conversation its co-founder and CEO, Derek Edwards, had with a friend about launching a gourmet coffee truck. The pair were discussing details about operations and identifying...
September 26th, 2011 | Business Profiles | Read More

Roundup: Small business hiring, 1492 applications, & more

Buckeye Interactive has grown rapidly since its launch two years ago, and its owner credits a nearby business incubator with helping it along. [Read More] Venture Highway’s interactive tools were intended to benefit entrepreneurs in a real world setting, but its founder quickly realized that college-level...
September 24th, 2011 | Weekend News Roundup | Read More