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Ladies Explorer Club gives women opportunities to visit local businesses

Ladies Explorer Club gives women opportunities to visit local businesses
In 2010, Michele Rapp was juggling a hectic work schedule and two young sons, and, as a result, her social life had taken quite a hit. Once a month she’d manage to squeeze in a meal or happy hour with friends, but she usually found those outings to be unsatisfying. So she took matters into her...
June 26th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Routzy app helps professionals work effectively in the field

Routzy app helps professionals work effectively in the field
Local serial entrepreneur Skip Stringfield has created a mobile customer relationship management application exclusively for the iPad. Routzy integrates with iPad’s native email and calendar apps, and gives users the ability to create proposals and quotes, develop floor plans and drawings, automatically...
June 25th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

JETPAK aims to bring new inventions, ideas to market quickly

JETPAK aims to bring new inventions, ideas to market quickly
A unique member-owned innovation lab focused on bringing fresh inventions and ideas to market quickly is giving local creatives a sandbox of sorts for exploring new ideas. Established this year, JETPAK is made up of more than 10 professionals who have expertise in marketing and public relations, graphic...
June 22nd, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

Your Lawyer Should Be Your Business’s Storyteller

Your Lawyer Should Be Your Business’s Storyteller
I’m sure you have your “elevator speech” about your business. An elevator speech is your short summary of what your business is about, designed to tell –and sell– your story to people who do not have the time to learn that story in all the detail it deserves. In a matter of seconds,...
June 21st, 2012 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Business owners: challenge yourselves on a quarterly basis

Business owners: challenge yourselves on a quarterly basis
Aren’t you glad you’re not public? If you were, you would likely be thinking about your second quarter earnings release. I spent a decade working for a public company over a 24-month period about ten years ago. At the time, I thought chasing quarterly earnings was at odds with the culture...
June 20th, 2012 | Growth Strategies | Read More

200Columbus, Chamber recognizing businesses open 25 years or more

200Columbus, Chamber recognizing businesses open 25 years or more
The Columbus Chamber and 200Columbus are recognizing local businesses in operation for 25 years or more with its Milestone Businesses program. It only takes about 30 seconds to register online for the program, which is free and open to all businesses in Columbus. The registration deadline is Friday. “If...
June 19th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More

At Work: Orbit Design’s mod aqua building in the Short North

At Work: Orbit Design’s mod aqua building in the Short North
Have you been past the bright aqua building in the Short North and wondered what it could be? The 1,200-square-foot cinder block building on Poplar Avenue used to be a car wash. When Gina Cronley and Kris Harrison decided they would look for studio space, they saw a “For Rent” sign in the...
June 18th, 2012 | At Work | Read More

Covermade now available for purchase

Covermade now available for purchase
When The Metropreneur interviewed Natalie Monaco in March, she was preparing to bring her invention, Covermade, to market. So far, so good. As of June 8, Monaco’s patent-pending comforter, which has an elastic strap that keeps covers in place while users sleep,  went on sale at ShopDOWNLITE.com. “Now...
June 15th, 2012 | Announcements | Read More