Posts Tagged ‘ECDI’

Food Fort Adds Space to Help More Businesses

Food Fort Adds Space to Help More Businesses
The Food Fort has been a hub for food-based businesses in Columbus, offering commercial kitchen space and food truck and cart storage. ECDI’s food incubator will now be able to serve even more businesses thanks to a 6,000 square-foot expansion in an adjacent warehouse at 737 Parkwood Ave. “Before...
March 18th, 2015 | Announcements | Read More

Columbus Set to Launch Pilot Program Bringing Food Trucks & Carts to the Hungry Masses

Columbus Set to Launch Pilot Program Bringing Food Trucks & Carts to the Hungry Masses
This spring, you may notice a change in downtown Columbus. As city dwellers hustle to their offices, a new sight and smell might stop them in their paths. Columbus-ites will be able to enjoy a quick bite, on the go, without worrying about the rollercoaster of emotions that go hand-in-hand with typical...
February 26th, 2015 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Blu Olive “Pops-Up” at Hey Hey Bar & Grill

Blu Olive “Pops-Up” at Hey Hey Bar & Grill
The pop-up restaurant concept is nothing new to Columbus. You may have paid a visit to Little Eater’s pop-up at The Hills Market Downtown this past fall. Chances are you have heard about Hot Chicken Takeover’s pop-up success in Olde Towne East. Pop-ups allow food entrepreneurs to grow their business...
January 22nd, 2015 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

2014 Best Small Business Resource: ECDI

2014 Best Small Business Resource: ECDI
ECDI was once again voted best small business resource in 2014. It’s been a big year for the SBA-approved micro-lender. The organization celebrated two big milestones – the closing of their 1,000th loan and their 10-year anniversary. The Women’s Business Center was also awarded the 2014...
January 1st, 2015 | News | Read More

ECDI Individual Development Account Leads to Successful Small Business

ECDI Individual Development Account Leads to Successful Small Business
“What do you love about your job?” Without question, my answer, “Our clients!” As one of the largest SBA micro-lenders in the country, it is no surprise that many people and businesses look to the Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) seeking capital. But, not everybody obtains...
December 26th, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Short North CPA Educating Entrepreneurs About Taxes

Short North CPA Educating Entrepreneurs About Taxes
“Tax” is dreaded and unwelcome word for most, but not for Doug Smith. The certified public accountant, certified internal auditor and certified fraud examiner is the one-man operation that is the Short North CPA. Smith not only wants to do your taxes, but he’s striving to share his...
December 17th, 2014 | News | Read More

ECDI Recognizes First Graduates of Tech Savvy Program

ECDI Recognizes First Graduates of Tech Savvy Program
ECDI is using their PRIME grant from the Small Businesses Administration to fund new program Tech Savvy. The multi-tiered program awards entrepreneurs with funds for technology-related business purchases. More than just a scholarship, ECDI will put their full range of services behind the program providing...
December 9th, 2014 | Announcements, Event Reviews | Read More

Food Trucks: Not Just A Seasonal Business

Food Trucks: Not Just A Seasonal Business
As the summer sizzle begins to cool off, restaurateurs look for ways to welcome the coming cold months by incorporating the winter season into their business model. Perhaps they will begin to offer more seasonal items like hearty comfort food to take customer’s minds of the impending winterapocalypse....
October 23rd, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More