Posts Tagged ‘retail’

Sweet Simpliciteas Bringing Unique Tea Blends to Downtown Storefront

Sweet Simpliciteas Bringing Unique Tea Blends to Downtown Storefront
The Downtown crowd will have a new option for their caffeine fix early next year. Sweet Simpliciteas will open their doors on Third Street just South of the Columbus Commons to serve up unique flavors of hand-blended tea. Sweet Simpliciteas is one of two winners of the KickStart 2 competition. The prize...
November 26th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

Robert Mason Launching Online Store on Black Friday

Robert Mason Launching Online Store on Black Friday
A countdown on the front page of Robert Mason‘s website leads to a very important date – the launch of their online store on Black Friday. “It’s almost like giving us more space when we don’t have a building for it,” Owner Robert Grimmett says of the site. The online...
November 25th, 2013 | Announcements, News | Read More

Black Friday Boosts Sales for Short North Shops

Black Friday Boosts Sales for Short North Shops
Local businesses are capitalizing on days that shoppers are already eager to be out and about. Special holiday shopping days like Black Friday, Small Business Saturday or Cyber Monday take a bit of a twist when it comes to small businesses. Locally-owned shops typically can’t offer as deep of discounts...
November 22nd, 2013 | Trendspotting | Read More

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