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At Work: ar.tic.u.la.tion Inc’s serene studio space

At Work: ar.tic.u.la.tion Inc’s serene studio space
Ten years of working on your own is quite an accomplishment. Ruth Milligan is celebrating that milestone this year. She had been working on her own as a communications professional and  in the last two years, has channeled those skills into ar.tic.u.la.tion. ar.tic.u.la.tion is centered around helping...
March 16th, 2012 | At Work | Read More

Six Questions To Ask About Any Contract Before You Sign It

Six Questions To Ask About Any Contract Before You Sign It
Small businesses are presented with contracts on a regular basis. Even if a document does not say “contract” or “agreement” across the top, if it is an agreement for an exchange of value, then for all practical purposes it probably is a contract. I have often heard people say,...
March 15th, 2012 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

V.I.P. Waste Services helping apartment communities recycle

V.I.P. Waste Services helping apartment communities recycle
Jesse Lear and Travis Smith have been friends since their days at Cedarville University. Both aspired to become full-time entrepreneurs, and with the launch of V.I.P. Waste Services almost a year-and-a-half ago their dreams have come true− but not without a little sacrifice. Lear and Smith graduated...
March 14th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Food Fort offers suite of services to operators in Central Ohio

Food Fort offers suite of services to operators in Central Ohio
When mobile food operations kick into high gear this spring, The Food Fort will be ready to help local entrepreneurs make the most it. Located at the Economic and Community Development Institute’s campus on Old Leonard Avenue, the Food Fort has a unique approach to assisting food entrepreneurs,...
March 13th, 2012 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

e-Cycle helps businesses, organizations recycle mobile devices

e-Cycle helps businesses, organizations recycle mobile devices
When exploring the viability and scalability of a wireless recycling company, Christopher Irion noticed that organizations were upgrading employee cell phones about every 10 to 18 months. When he would ask, “Where are the old phones going?,” he didn’t get an answer. Irion did some digging...
March 12th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Ohio TechAngels invest in early-stage startups

Ohio TechAngels invest in early-stage startups
Established in 2004, the Ohio TechAngels invest in early-stage Ohio-based ventures in the information technology, advanced materials, and medical technology fields. Money for OTA’s funds comes from the Ohio Third Frontier program and more than 280 investors, making it one of the largest angel...
March 9th, 2012 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

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