Posts Tagged ‘trends’

What’s in Store for Columbus Craft Breweries? More Beer.

What’s in Store for Columbus Craft Breweries? More Beer.
Columbus has seen an influx of craft breweries within the last few years. And there’s good news for beer lovers – the suds won’t stop flowing anytime soon. Mary Martineau, Executive Director of the Ohio Craft Brewers Assoication sums it up with her answer to the question, “What’s...
December 10th, 2013 | Trendspotting | Read More

Increasing Number of Farmers Markets Make Local Goods More Accessible

Increasing Number of Farmers Markets Make Local Goods More Accessible
Since 1876, Columbus has been home to a farmers market. The North Market opened 137 years ago and has provided a space for local farmers to sell their goods ever since. Now, Columbus boasts close to 40 farmers markets held everywhere from the heart of downtown to almost every neighborhood within the...
September 6th, 2013 | Trendspotting | Read More

Square changing the way entrepreneurs, small businesses get paid

Square changing the way entrepreneurs, small businesses get paid
Since Square became available to the public in October 2010, it has revolutionized the way entrepreneurs and small businesses get paid. For the uninitiated, Square allows anyone with its card reader and/or  iPhone, iPad, or Android application to accept credit card payments. The fee structure is straightforward:...
January 23rd, 2012 | Trendspotting | Read More

Boring provides insight into local retail industry trends

Boring provides insight into local retail industry trends
Columbus-based Boulevard Strategies has released its seventh annual “Top 10 List.” The list −a collection of trends, insights, observations and musings regarding the retail industry in Central Ohio and beyond− is written with the help of many retail-related articles that pique Chris...
January 20th, 2012 | Expert Perspective | Read More

For developers, building better communities trumps one-off rehabs

For developers, building better communities trumps one-off rehabs
When people hear the phrase “real estate development,” new builds, specifically new houses, often come to mind. However, The Metropreneur recently caught up with three local development companies whose primary mission is renovating existing properties and transforming neighborhoods one home...
October 28th, 2011 | Trendspotting | Read More

Printers keeping busy thanks to demand for display graphics

Printers keeping busy thanks to demand for display graphics
We live in an increasingly digital world and the number of businesses using social media to reach their customer base is growing rapidly. It might seem logical, then, to assume that good ol’ fashioned printing companies are hurting, but that would be a mistake. Turns out technological advances...
July 13th, 2011 | Trendspotting | Read More

Small businesses are getting squeezed by rising gas prices

Small businesses are getting squeezed by rising gas prices
Gas prices have dropped about 20 cents a gallon in the past month, according to Bloomberg data. The news is good for consumers, but too little too late for many small businesses. Companies that rely heavily on road transport are especially vulnerable to rising gas prices and, as a result of recent hikes,...
June 6th, 2011 | Trendspotting | Read More

QR Codes can be valuable tools for small businesses

QR Codes can be valuable tools for small businesses
If you’re not familiar with QR, or Quick Response, codes, you probably should be. These two-dimensional matrix barcodes can hold thousands of alphanumeric characters of information that, if used effectively, can help grow your business. Domestically, QR codes are just beginning to catch on, but...
May 6th, 2011 | Trendspotting | Read More