Posts Tagged ‘TechColumbus’

AboutOurWork.com Rolling Out to Four Million New Customers

AboutOurWork.com Rolling Out to Four Million New Customers
Local tech startup AboutOurWork.com is growing its userbase by 3000 percent today. The small business networking site allows users to create easy websites from templates, connect with related business and virtually network. And while its grown gradually to serve around 120,000 users, they’re flipping...
June 30th, 2014 | News | Read More

CredHive Doubles in Size, Earns Spot as TechColumbus Portfolio Company

CredHive Doubles in Size, Earns Spot as TechColumbus Portfolio Company
After launching earlier this year, anonymous job search platform, CredHive, is finding rapid success. By helping candidates emphasize their experience in a more personal way than a resume, “We’ve doubled across the board in the last month,” says CredHive Founder and CEO Tracey Parsons....
June 18th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

It’s All About Communications

It’s All About Communications
“It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.” – Yogi Berra If the first time potential investors hear about your company is when you are ready to raise capital, you are not ready to raise capital. While you are busy building your prototype and choosing the...
June 4th, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More

Learning from the Right Advisors is Like Getting a Second MBA

Learning from the Right Advisors is Like Getting a Second MBA
“You can observe a lot just by watching.” – Yogi Berra Like the best catchers, successful entrepreneurs watch and learn from every play. There’s no better way to do this than to build a trusted team of advisors and then watch what they do and listen to what they say. What should an entrepreneur...
May 7th, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More

Due Diligence: A Mindset that Prepares Startups to Succeed

Due Diligence: A Mindset that Prepares Startups to Succeed
“In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.” – Yogi Berra I’m a baseball fan. After this seemingly endless winter, it was so great to finally reach Opening Day. As I was watching clips from some of the games, it hit me that baseball and entrepreneurship...
April 2nd, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More

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

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

PlugSmarts Creates Energy-Efficient Solutions for Businesses

PlugSmarts Creates Energy-Efficient Solutions for Businesses
Everyone would love to save a little money on their utility bills, but imagine the overwhelming utilities necessary to run a school or a hospital. One Columbus-based company is offering a unique set of services to help companies be more energy efficient. PlugSmart knows energy. From helping clients self-generate...
November 20th, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More