Posts Tagged ‘Economic and Community Development Institute’

Rick Coplin of TechColumbus: Your Questions Answered

Rick Coplin of TechColumbus: Your Questions Answered
TheMetropreneur.com is built around providing a space to share resources and information about the extensive startup community in Columbus. The city shows tremendous support for small businesses and entrepreneurs through a variety of ever-expanding resources. As Vice President, Community Partner Ventures...
August 27th, 2013 | Frequently Asked Questions | Read More

The Power of Small Business: It’s Bigger than You

The Power of Small Business: It’s Bigger than You
We all have heard the statement that small businesses create the greatest impact on the economic rebound. While we know this to be true, it’s bigger than just small businesses on their own. Small businesses need the resources, information and connections from the rest of the business community to thrive...
June 21st, 2013 | Chamber Connection | Read More

Kickstart Columbus Provides Retailers with Free Rent for a Year

Kickstart Columbus Provides Retailers with Free Rent for a Year
Starting a business, building a brand and creating a presence in the community is not easy for anyone. For Julie Wilkes, owner of Seven Studios, it is the culmination of years of hard work. Through Kickstart Columbus −a partnership with The Economic & Community Development Institute, Columbus City...
May 23rd, 2013 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

ECDI loans help entrepreneur launch two growing businesses

ECDI loans help entrepreneur launch two growing businesses
Tim Galakchiev was born in Russia and first came to the United States with his mother in 1998 at the age of 21. Later, his father, Edward, and Tim’s wife and children also immigrated to America. Here they began putting down roots and reuniting with members of the Columbus area Russian Jewish community,...
April 25th, 2013 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Iraqi immigrant building success with the help of ECDI

Iraqi immigrant building success with the help of ECDI
For the past six weeks, the Economic and Community Development Institute has participated in the Huffington Post JobRaising Challenge. This challenge has provided ECDI with a platform to let the nation know how we help small businesses, people and the community. Did you know we have programs that serve...
February 28th, 2013 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Kickstart to help up to 3 entrepreneurs develop their businesses

Kickstart to help up to 3 entrepreneurs develop their businesses
Columbus City Council, the Economic & Community Development Institute, the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District, and Capitol South have banded together to rev up area small businesses. Their unique collaboration has produced Kickstart, a business plan competition that will give up to...
February 1st, 2013 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

A Job a Day, a Business a Week

A Job a Day, a Business a Week
“We believe that America’s prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. We know that America thrives when every person can find independence and pride in their work, when the wages of honest labor will liberate families from the brink of hardship. We are true to...
January 24th, 2013 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

ECDI offering loans to owners of new, existing businesses

ECDI offering loans to owners of new, existing businesses
As just about any entrepreneur will tell you, financing a business can be a difficult task. However, those willing to consider a non-traditional lender might have a friend in the Economic and Community Development Institute. Part of what separates its lending program from those at commercial banks is...
January 11th, 2013 | Announcements | Read More