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Acceptd gets $500,000 investment

Acceptd gets $500,000 investment
TechColumbus, along with NCT Ventures and private investors, recently announced a $500,000 investment in Acceptd, which has developed a Web-based prescreening tool designed to streamline the admissions process for fine arts colleges and programs. Currently, fine arts programs rely on in-person interviews...
December 4th, 2011 | Announcements | Read More

How to Winterize Your Food Truck Business

How to Winterize Your Food Truck Business
The mobile dining business is exploding all over the country as new food carts and food trucks continue to pop up in every major city. The warm summer months bring longer daylight hours, longer lines and higher sales figures for those outdoor businesses, but the opposite tends to happen when the weather...
December 3rd, 2011 | How-To Guides | Read More

Azoti helps food producers increase demand, productivity

Azoti helps food producers increase demand, productivity
Dave Ranallo remembers tasting the difference between tomatoes from a chain grocery store and tomatoes grown in his grandparent’s garden when he was just 10  years old, calling that the beginning of his “food awakening.” Ranallo’s longtime interest in fresh produce, his desire...
December 2nd, 2011 | Business Profiles | Read More

Social On-The-Go: Managing A Mobile Social Presence

Social On-The-Go: Managing A Mobile Social Presence
There’s no question that managing the social media presence of a business is full-time work. Not to mention work that keeps you strapped to a computer. So it’s difficult to constantly stay connected to your audience when you’re also trying to grow your business. Sometimes you just can’t...
December 1st, 2011 | Tips of the Trade | Read More

Cast Your Vote for Entrepreneur of the Year in Our Best of 2011 Reader Survey

Cast Your Vote for Entrepreneur of the Year in Our Best of 2011 Reader Survey
The end of 2011 is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to cast some votes for your favorite small businesses, entrepreneurs, local resources and more! Our second annual “Best of” reader survey will recognize the people, places and programs that made 2011 a great year for small...
November 30th, 2011 | Announcements | Read More

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