Posts Tagged ‘small business’

2015 Economic Forecast Calls for 21,000 New Jobs in Columbus

2015 Economic Forecast Calls for 21,000 New Jobs in Columbus
Predicting that it’s going to be a pretty good year is an altogether rare and fun thing for an economist to say, but that’s exactly what Bill LaFayette, owner of Regiononmics, foresees for Columbus in 2015. “[The Columbus Forecast] is calling for an increase in employment of about...
January 19th, 2015 | Trendspotting | Read More

National Federation of Independent Business Advocating for Small Businesses

National Federation of Independent Business Advocating for Small Businesses
There is a significant amount of legislation that affects small business owners. Researching, understanding and making sense of it all takes time – time small business owners normally don’t have. That’s where the National Federation of Independent Business comes in. With a mission to...
December 24th, 2014 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

Event Discusses Culture of Entrepreneurism in Columbus

Event Discusses Culture of Entrepreneurism in Columbus
While it may seem like Columbus is teeming with startups and small businesses, statistics say otherwise. Out of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., Columbus ranks 80th in percentage of all employers that are small, 82nd in percentage of small business establishment births per 1,000 establishments,...
September 23rd, 2014 | Event Reviews | Read More

City Council Creates Small Business Concierge Position

City Council Creates Small Business Concierge Position
When Councilmember A. Troy Miller and other city council members, along with 30 small businesses, met for a roundtable discussing opinions, insights and recommendations of small business, one thing was clear. Small businesses needed an advocate. In response, Ryan Schick has become the city’s small...
August 12th, 2014 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More

National Survey of Small Businesses Gives Columbus A+ in Training & Networking Programs

National Survey of Small Businesses Gives Columbus A+ in Training & Networking Programs
A Thumbtack.com survey of over 12,000 small businesses across the country revealed that Columbus earns an “A+” when it comes to training and networking programs. “Creating a business climate that is welcoming to small, dynamic businesses is more important than ever, and Columbus is making...
July 29th, 2014 | Announcements | Read More

Small Business Administration Releases Statistics on Small Business Landscape in Ohio

Small Business Administration Releases Statistics on Small Business Landscape in Ohio
The Small Business Administration recently released the Ohio Small Business Profile, providing statistics on the small business environment within the state. With 926,365 small businesses employing 2,074,595 workers, these enterprises employed about half of the state’s private workforce in 2011....
June 27th, 2014 | Trendspotting | Read More

The Rise of the Intrapreneur: Succeeding Within an Organization

The Rise of the Intrapreneur: Succeeding Within an Organization
There is a certain romanticism to entrepreneurship—the long nights, early mornings, pots of coffee, the determination, the risk and the potential reward—but startup life isn’t always for everyone. For whatever reason you may have for not starting your own company, you are not alone. Perhaps you...
May 29th, 2014 | Tips of the Trade | Read More

Intelligent Office Brings Customizable Office Services to Downtown

Intelligent Office Brings Customizable Office Services to Downtown
Whether you need a 614 number, a receptionist or an office for a few hours, Intelligent Office offers a suite of solutions that any small business or entrepreneur can customize to fit their needs. Otto Beatty, owner of E.E. Ward and small business champion, heads the Columbus branch of the franchised...
April 29th, 2014 | Entrepreneurial Support | Read More