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Ohio gets funding to leverage private lending to small businesses

Ohio gets funding to leverage private lending to small businesses
The Ohio Department of Development last week announced new funding for a program that will put more than $55 million toward private lending to small businesses and help increase the amount of credit available to them. The State Small Business Credit Initiative was created by the Small Business Jobs Act...
March 8th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

How Twitter Chats Can Give Your Brand the Personality It Needs

How Twitter Chats Can Give Your Brand the Personality It Needs
There’s more to Twitter than what meets the eye. Newbies assume the community wants to know what they had for lunch today. Well, unless you’re a world-class chef sharing interesting meals on a daily basis with your followers, they could probably care less. But that’s the really cool...
March 7th, 2012 | Tips of the Trade | Read More

New law expected to help Ohio’s microdistilleries

New law expected to help Ohio’s microdistilleries
A new law that takes effect March 22 is expected to help spirits producers in Ohio expand operations. House Bill 243, introduced by Ohio Reps. Casey Kozlowski and Ron Young, allows microdistillers to sell spirits in full-size bottles at their facilities for carry out without having a special permit. Under...
March 6th, 2012 | Governance | Read More

Sprig set to launch in mid-2012

Sprig set to launch in mid-2012
For Melissa Jenkins and her husband Brent, the vision for their startup started at the dinner table. They are passionate about delicious, nutritional food, realized there’s an abundance of exceptional food artisans and producers in Central Ohio, and wanted to share the fruits of their hard work...
March 5th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Social Business Strategies founder talks company acquisition

Social Business Strategies founder talks company acquisition
The Karcher Group announced on Feb. 15 that it had acquired Social Business Strategies, a social media strategy and consulting firm in Columbus. A Web marketing and development and data services agency based in North Canton, Ohio, TKG had been keeping an eye on Columbus over the last year, as the city...
March 2nd, 2012 | Expert Perspective | Read More

A credit union might be a good alternative to a traditional bank

A credit union might be a good alternative to a traditional bank
Angela Krile, president of Krile Communications With the recent surge in banking fees, many consumers have made the switch from traditional, large banking institutions to alternatives, such as small community banks or credit unions. However, what many small business owners may not realize is that credit...
March 1st, 2012 | $traight Talk | Read More

O’Chocolate offers sweets made with organic, fair trade ingredients

O’Chocolate offers sweets made with organic, fair trade ingredients
About four years ago, Stacy Peters and a friend sold their handmade chocolates at the Village Bakery and Café in Athens, Ohio during the holiday season. Since then, Peters opened her own shop −O’Chocolate− in the same town and business is booming. In fact, there are stores waiting to carry...
February 29th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

10-Xelerator receives additional $200K from the state

10-Xelerator receives additional $200K from the state
The Ohio Third Frontier Commission on Wednesday awarded $760,000 from the Ohio’s New Entrepreneurs Fund to four recipients, including The Ohio State University. OSU’s 10-xelerator was given $200,000 to support 10 teams of entrepreneurs during summer 2012. 10x focuses on information technology...
February 28th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More