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Connected pairs brands with compatible creative partners

Connected pairs brands with compatible creative partners
Tom Mullin is a matchmaker of sorts. Via Connected, a Columbus-based company he launched in May, he pairs marketers with the optimal creative resources to satisfy their needs. “Through a robust interview process where customer service, pricing, and in-house skill set were tested and clarified,...
July 11th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Flux Headphones offer earbuds that won’t tangle

Flux Headphones offer earbuds that won’t tangle
Matt Scandora and Jatana Srain decided they were spending too much time untangling or searching for their headphones, and thought magnets could help keep them around their wrists. So they got to work. Their first prototype was made with a pair of existing headphones, magnets, and Scotch Tape; it turned...
July 10th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

BidSwan allows businesses to auction merchandise online

BidSwan allows businesses to auction merchandise online
While at Northstar Café in Clintonville reading a magazine article about an e-commerce startup using a name-your-own-price model to sell event tickets, Joshua Kibbey decided one could sell practically anything using that model. Then, while mentally working through that idea, he started talking with...
July 9th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

The Key Social Media Tool for a Successful Crowdfunding Pitch

The Key Social Media Tool for a Successful Crowdfunding Pitch
With all the talk about crowdfunding, if you’re an entrepreneur or small business owner, it’s probably crossed your mind at least once that you might want to get in on this trend. How can you help it when two of the newest platforms −Fundable and UFunded- are right here in Columbus? So...
July 6th, 2012 | Expert Perspective | Read More

Avoid loan confusion and find a business loan that’s right for you

Avoid loan confusion and find a business loan that’s right for you
Robert Myles If your small business is in need of additional funds, whether for new equipment, an expansion, or more inventory, there are many different types of loans available. Look over the list below to decide which loan might be best for your business’s purchasing needs. • Term Loans: A...
July 5th, 2012 | $traight Talk | Read More

VenueSeen updates let users manage Instagram accounts

VenueSeen updates let users manage Instagram accounts
Updates to VenueSeen are making it easier for users to manage Instagram accounts directly from its dashboard. Until last week, VenueSeen notified businesses when people shared location-specific photos, comments, tips, or reviews online via Instagram, Foodspotting and Foursquare, but didn’t allow...
July 3rd, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

UFunded brings crowdfunding to universities

UFunded brings crowdfunding to universities
In the realm of entrepreneurs, crowdfunding seems to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue, making the recent launch of Columbus-based UFunded very timely. A crowdfunding platform dedicated to accelerating entrepreneurship in university communities, UFunded allows individuals to network and pool...
July 2nd, 2012 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Research Tips for Entrepreneurs

Research Tips for Entrepreneurs
It seems obvious. Before launching your startup or to grow your existing business, there is much research to be conducted to ensure your business will thrive. But many times, entrepreneurs will pursue what they are passionate about, without considering the most important question: Is there really a market...
June 29th, 2012 | Expert Perspective | Read More