Posts Tagged ‘funding’

Managing Cash: Making Every Quarter Spend Like a Buck

Managing Cash: Making Every Quarter Spend Like a Buck
The first step in effectively raising investment capital is to learn how to manage cash. At no time is this more important than in the earliest days of a company. There are just two ways to increase the cash available to a startup company: spend less or take in more. Spending Less When you don’t have...
March 5th, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More

LittleDaVinci Funnels Necessary Dollars to Art Education Programs

LittleDaVinci Funnels Necessary Dollars to Art Education Programs
Behind every great idea is a little bit of creativity. Every career requires it to some degree. But how do we learn such a skill? Our first introduction to creativity is normally grade school art classes, but with an ever-increasing focus on math and science, the arts are losing funding. One local company...
March 4th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

The Smart Approach to Raising Capital

The Smart Approach to Raising Capital
All high-growth businesses require risk capital. Finding the right investors at the right time and then getting them to write checks is one of the most challenging things about entrepreneurship. I’ve always referred to this as the Entrepreneur’s Path – the milestones, sources, and amounts of...
February 5th, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More

Lessons from Grand Rapids: Start Garden

Lessons from Grand Rapids: Start Garden
TheMetropreneur.com visited regional neighbor Grand Rapids for the CEOS for Cities annual conference last week. While there, we checked in on three different entrepreneurial/incubator facilities and programs to find out how other cities are nurturing small business growth and innovation. The beauty of...
October 7th, 2013 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Columbus-based venture capital firm makes first investments

Columbus-based venture capital firm makes first investments
Columbus-based venture capital firm, Drive Capital has made their first two investments. Owners Mark Kvamme and Chris Olsen are committed to serving businesses in the Midwest and have chosen ventures based in Cincinnati and Columbus as their first projects. Cincinnati-based Roadtrippers is a web-based...
August 13th, 2013 | Announcements | Read More

Access to Capital: How to Finance Your Business

Access to Capital: How to Finance Your Business
I am often asked by business owners where the “free” money is to operate their business. The quick and true answer is that there is no “free” money. First Things First Somers Martin, director of business development services for the Columbus Chamber Before beginning your search for funding,...
April 19th, 2013 | Chamber Connection | Read More

X Squared Angels to invest in women-led companies in Ohio and beyond

X Squared Angels to invest in women-led companies in Ohio and beyond
After meeting members of New York-based Golden Seeds, Carol Clark became intrigued with its strategy of investing in women-led businesses, and decided Ohio needed a similar resource. Clark then began rounding up established local investors, and 15 of them committed to becoming members of her angel group,...
February 8th, 2013 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Barbash named Finance Fund Chief Operating Officer

Barbash named Finance Fund Chief Operating Officer
Finance Fund has named Mark Barbash its chief operating officer. In his new role, Barbash will be responsible for day-to-day operations to advance community development at the statewide  financial non-profit that connects community redevelopment projects in underserved markets with public and private...
January 14th, 2013 | Announcements | Read More