Posts Tagged ‘retail’

Four Ways to Prepare for the Holiday Rush

Four Ways to Prepare for the Holiday Rush
Holiday season is right around the corner, and as a small business owner, now is the time to start prepping your business. Consumers are beginning their holiday shopping earlier and earlier, and if your business and employees aren’t ready and organized by the time the holiday chaos kicks off, you could...
November 7th, 2013 | $traight Talk | Read More

Lessons from Grand Rapids: MoDiv

Lessons from Grand Rapids: MoDiv
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. Grand Rapids...
October 8th, 2013 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Potential Retail Spaces on Long Street to Bring Shops to King Lincoln District

Potential Retail Spaces on Long Street to Bring Shops to King Lincoln District
Homeport has helped develop or rehab 62 homes in the King Lincoln District, but now they are setting their sights on bolstering retail attractions. A new economic development program will take initiatives to bring more retail to Long Street and surrounding vacant areas. “Economic development is...
September 9th, 2013 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Columbus Startup Jifiti Receives Substantial Investment

Columbus Startup Jifiti Receives Substantial Investment
Rapid expansion is on the horizon for mobile gifting app Jifiti. The startup recently secured $2.5 million in investments from Simon Property Group, Schottenstein Stores Corp. and the Jesselson Group. Simon Property Group is the largest owner of malls in U.S. The app is designed to make the gift-giving...
August 5th, 2013 | Announcements | Read More

New Franklin County / ECDI Program Aims to Boost Retail Startups

New Franklin County / ECDI Program Aims to Boost Retail Startups
A new program from a partnership between Franklin County and ECDI recently launched to assist retailers throughout Central Ohio. Known as the Retail Incubation Supporting Entrepreneurs (RISE) program, the goal is to support retail businesses, enhance targeted communities and to create sales tax revenue...
June 18th, 2013 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

2013 Franklin County Retail Report Released

2013 Franklin County Retail Report Released
Press Release: Franklin County, Columbus Chamber Release 2013 Franklin County Retail Report Key report findings focus on sales tax revenue, real estate vacancy rates Columbus, OH – Sales tax revenues are rebounding and retail vacancy rates continue to decrease, according to the 2013 Franklin County...
June 15th, 2013 | Announcements | Read More

Chute Gerdeman Helps National Retailers Thrive

Chute Gerdeman Helps National Retailers Thrive
Thanks to many different types of evolving technology, the world of retail branding has changed rapidly in recent years. Shoppers have gotten smarter, and retail businesses have had to update their branding and marketing efforts to reflect that. Chute Gerdeman is a local company that has carved out a...
June 11th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

Local Retail Businesses Inivited to Annual Summit on June 12

Local Retail Businesses Inivited to Annual Summit on June 12
The Columbus Chamber and The Franklin County Board of Commissioners are collaborating to host this year’s Franklin County Retail Summit on June 12th. The event is free to attend and is planned to help local retailers and retail entrepreneurs gain insights on the local industry. Guest speakers at...
June 9th, 2013 | Upcoming Events | Read More