Advising How-To Guides

How-To Guides

Guides on How to Start a Business, or keep one thriving.

It's a nightmare and worst-case scenario. A natural disaster like a fire or flood can be catastrophic for a small business. While it's something every business owner would rather not think about, it's far better to make sure your...
Mobile food businesses have exploded onto the Columbus dining scene over the past six months, and the trend doesn't appear to be letting up anytime soon (see: "Food Trucks and Food Carts Enjoy Success in Columbus Dining Scene"). It's...
I think as a Small Business Development Center consultant I'm supposed to tell people they need to write a business plan. I guess I'm breaking the rules because I'm going to tell you not to write a business plan! Entrepreneurs...
Etsy.com was launched more than five years ago as a social marketplace for handmade, vintage, and arts and crafts vendors. Products range from clothing and jewelry to stationary and toys. The virtual craft fair of sorts has provided a...
Yes, I’ll admit it: I worship blogs as if they are the marketer’s Holy Grail, the lifeblood to any Internet marketing strategy. Regardless of product, service or industry, blogs are essential to success. In fact, I have yet to...
You've got a small business and you'd love to have a great website to show off your products or services. However, you've got a small budget, little experience with website design, and not a lot of spare time on...
To offer health insurance or not to offer health insurance− it's a decision small business owners face the minute they take on employees. And it's a decision they shouldn't take lightly. Why? Health insurance generally attracts workers, keeps them around,...
Editor's Note: As of 5/26/2016 InHealth Ohio is being liquidated by the Ohio Department of Insurance. More information is available here.  How a business owner should approach health insurance is one loaded question. An issue of increasing complexity, it's not...