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Buckeye Laptop: IT Repair in the Heart of Downtown

Buckeye Laptop: IT Repair in the Heart of Downtown
Finding a niche for his services in the area, Colin Sand opened Buckeye Laptop in the center of downtown Columbus. Sand has always had an interest in computers coupled with an entrepreneurial spirit, so when he fell in love with Columbus, he decided it was time to open up shop. Buckeye Laptop not only...
June 25th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

Gridstorm Provides Small Business IT Solutions

Gridstorm Provides Small Business IT Solutions
Gridstorm founder Ryan Manczak provides a host of IT services to freelancers and small businesses. Finding a lack of quality providers for these types of clients, Manczak made them his focus. Gridstorm offers both on and off site IT support services while finding innovative technology solutions to help...
June 24th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

The Power of Small Business: It’s Bigger than You

The Power of Small Business: It’s Bigger than You
We all have heard the statement that small businesses create the greatest impact on the economic rebound. While we know this to be true, it’s bigger than just small businesses on their own. Small businesses need the resources, information and connections from the rest of the business community to thrive...
June 21st, 2013 | Chamber Connection | Read More

Prepared and In Control: Data Mapping and Litigation Readiness

Prepared and In Control: Data Mapping and Litigation Readiness
As a business owner, a lawsuit against you or your company could be devastating at worst, and a major irritant at best. The situation can feel outside of your control. Even if the alleged claims against you are completely false, you are now in a position of having to defend your case. This means hiring...
June 20th, 2013 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Local Businesses Encouraged to Recycle e-Waste This Saturday

Local Businesses Encouraged to Recycle e-Waste This Saturday
This Saturday, June 22, RecycleForce Columbus is co-hosting two collection events for e-waste, one at Goodwill Columbus in Upper Arlington, and the other at the Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI). The events allow businesses and individuals to properly dispose of unwanted electronics...
June 19th, 2013 | Upcoming Events | Read More

New Franklin County / ECDI Program Aims to Boost Retail Startups

New Franklin County / ECDI Program Aims to Boost Retail Startups
A new program from a partnership between Franklin County and ECDI recently launched to assist retailers throughout Central Ohio. Known as the Retail Incubation Supporting Entrepreneurs (RISE) program, the goal is to support retail businesses, enhance targeted communities and to create sales tax revenue...
June 18th, 2013 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Columbus “Localists” Energized by BALLE Conference – Part 2

Columbus “Localists” Energized by BALLE Conference – Part 2
Note: This is the second half of a two-part article. CLICK HERE to jump back to Part 1 at ColumbusUnderground.com Bill LaFayette of Regionomics brings an economist’s precision to his assessment of the small business climate in Columbus, and he sees lots of room for improvement. “We have a long way...
June 17th, 2013 | Event Reviews, Tips of the Trade | Read More

At Work: Fundable’s campus has many benefits

At Work: Fundable’s campus has many benefits
Born out of the need for crowd-funding solutions for all kinds of startups, Fundable was launched in May of 2012 by Wil Schroter, CEO and Eric Corl, President. Elliot Schneier came on board as COO and Ryan Rutan as VP Consulting. The company looks to help businesses of all sizes; recently, a company...
June 17th, 2013 | At Work | Read More