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How to Use Yelp as a Small Business Owner

How to Use Yelp as a Small Business Owner
Christina Christian, Columbus Community Manager for Yelp.com. Yelp.com is a website that connects people with great local businesses, a community of real people who are passionate about sharing their local experiences, and a marketing tool owners are learning to maximize− for free. It’s not...
November 30th, 2011 | How-To Guides | Read More

The Metropreneur Demographics Survey 2011

The Metropreneur is in the process of compiling new statistics, analytics and demographics information to better serve our readers through the types of partnerships we forge, advertising opportunities we seek, and content we provide. If you’d like to help us out, please take 5-10 minutes to fill...
November 29th, 2011 | Announcements | Read More

New survey suggests small biz employees aren’t prepared for retirement

New survey suggests small biz employees aren’t prepared for retirement
Though many small business owners say American workers are not financially prepared for retirement, only a small percentage offers retirement assistance, according to the results of a recent survey commissioned by Columbus-based Nationwide Financial. In fact, 75 percent of the 501 small business owners...
November 29th, 2011 | Announcements | Read More

The Metropreneur launches Incrwd rewards program

The Metropreneur launches Incrwd rewards program
We have an exciting new program that The Metropreneur is helping to pilot called Incrwd. It’s a really cool rewards program that gives all of our users the chance to win a real reward simply for interacting with The Metropreneur. Here’s how it works: Click on the green Rewards tab on the...
November 28th, 2011 | Announcements | Read More

CallCopy secures venture capital to continue rapid growth

CallCopy secures venture capital to continue rapid growth
CallCopy is an example of a local success story that you may not yet be aware of, but by all means should. This startup provides high-tech call recording and contact center solutions for many large corporate clients, and has grown rapidly in its short five year life span. Born out of a project originally...
November 28th, 2011 | Business Profiles | Read More

Black Friday sales pay off in the long term for smaller retail businesses

Black Friday sales pay off in the long term for smaller retail businesses
Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year for many retailers across the nation, but for smaller boutiques and independent shops, that’s not always the case. “Last year was the first year we tried to pull people into our business for Black Friday and I can’t say it was successful,”...
November 25th, 2011 | Trendspotting | Read More

NRG Gallery opens in Westgate with assistance from ECDI

NRG Gallery opens in Westgate with assistance from ECDI
Columbus native Nicholas Gonzalez wore many hats throughout his long career, from taxi driver, to restaurant manager, and finally retiring as an insurance underwriter. After losing his wife to cancer in 2004, he found himself pursuing a very different passion: painting. His love of creating art soon...
November 23rd, 2011 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Amy Clark Studios has a new home in the Short North

Amy Clark Studios has a new home in the Short North
In late 2010, Amy Clark’s photography business began to outgrow her in-home studio, so she launched a search for a new workspace that would complement her creative needs and her clients’ tastes. She found that space at 1242 N. High St. in Columbus’s Short North. One of the main reasons...
November 22nd, 2011 | Business Profiles | Read More