Roundup: Chamber economist starting firm, small biz creation & moreWeekend News Roundup — By Melanie McIntyre on August 13, 2011 at 8:00 am
Bill LaFayette, vice president of economic analysis for the Columbus Chamber, is leaving to start his own consulting firm. [Read More]
Canton’s Entrepreneur Launch program has $100,000 in grants for a company (or companies) with the most promising business plan. [Read More]
A New York Times blog post explores the disconnect between the language of entrepreneurship and the reality of selling a business. [Read More]
An economic funk, poor sales, tight credit, and competition from new entrepreneurs abroad choked existing businesses or caused aspiring entrepreneurs to hunker down and not take the leap, according to a recent Wall Street Journal story. [Read More]
Melanie McIntyre has served as editorial director of The Metropreneur since its launch in 2010. She previously worked as a staff writer for a business and legal newspaper, where she wrote more than 500 stories about finance and real estate and development in Central Ohio. Since 2008, Melanie has worked on a freelance basis for several local entities, including Columbus Underground, where she is a featured writer. She also blogs about fashion, style, and pop culture at Thoroughly Modern Melly. Melanie is a graduate of The Ohio State University, lives in the Short North, and enjoys reading and running.
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