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Layer owner using skills grandmother taught her to build bakery business

Layer owner using skills grandmother taught her to build bakery business
Paula Katz discovered a love for baking at the tender age of six, when her maternal grandmother, Juliet, began letting her help out in the kitchen. Juliet never wrote her recipes down and her granddaughter is the only family member she ever taught to bake. To this day, Katz is trying to get Juliet’s...
February 22nd, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Columbus Chamber hosts 2012 annual meeting February 22

Columbus Chamber hosts 2012 annual meeting February 22
The Columbus Chamber will host its annual meeting tomorrow morning at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. This year’s focus will emphasize the organization’s intensified commitment to strengthening businesses in the Columbus region. “Our Annual Meeting will be a vibrant celebration,”...
February 21st, 2012 | Upcoming Events | Read More

Kickstarter helps raise money for creative ventures

Kickstarter helps raise money for creative ventures
Funding a business venture, especially a creative one, can be challenging. Kickstarter is working to change that. Every week, the online crowdfunding platform allows thousands of people to pledge millions of dollars to creative projects −big and small− that resonate with them. In exchange for that...
February 21st, 2012 | Trendspotting | Read More

Middle West Spirits to expand facility in March

Middle West Spirits to expand facility in March
Middle West Spirits has announced that it will expand its microdistillery in the Short North. A 4,200-square-foot addition, to be located behind the current Middle West facility at 1230 Courtland Ave., will allow onsite storage of product reserves, and provide space for new production equipment that...
February 21st, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

Founders Factory emphasizes startup relationships

Founders Factory emphasizes startup relationships
Todd Whittington and his team at the Founders Factory are on a mission: to provide value to the startup community and address the particular pain points that exist in our region. Despite having several of the components necessary to fuel a boom in entrepreneurism −quality schools, a variety of industries...
February 20th, 2012 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Express Program helps small businesses save money on energy costs

Express Program helps small businesses save money on energy costs
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has promised to resolve issues surrounding AEP’s rate increases for small business customers, but in the meantime companies can take advantage of a program designed to reduce energy usage and lower energy costs. The Express Program is open to all non-residential...
February 17th, 2012 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Common Mistakes Businesses Make When Using Lawyers

Common Mistakes Businesses Make When Using Lawyers
I am going to tell you something that goes against my professional self-interest: the secret to lowering your demand for legal services. It goes without saying that it is in a business’s best interest not to spend more on lawyers than is necessary. Money spent on lawyers is money that cannot be...
February 16th, 2012 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Cancelled: UpTech offers $100,000 in seed capital to Ohio startups

UpTech is a nonprofit entity affiliated with several economic development agencies in the Cincinnati region, and they’re in Columbus today to provide more information about their startup accelerator program. One hundred thousand dollars in seed capital is available through the program for 10 startup...
February 15th, 2012 | Upcoming Events | Read More