Every business goes through transitional periods, from setting up and establishing clientele, to breaking even and hopefully growing. To move through each step takes active participation on the owner’s behalf. Or, as local business owner Nupur Abbas puts it, “You can’t be sitting...
Opening a franchise of a well-established business can make for an easier startup, but for ongoing growth, owners tend to be on their own. Otto Beatty, owner of the Columbus Intelligent Office, is two years into franchise ownership, and...
For the owner of a fast-growing business, learning to delegate responsibilities is a must. Misty Gieczys, owner and self-professed workaholic at the award-winning Designer Paws Salon in Westerville, said she’s realized the importance of stepping back from everyday operations...
Some business moves are made out of passion for the work; some, out of necessity. Tamera Lindsay, Principal at LUX LED Solutions, is one example of an entrepreneur first inspired by need and continually driven by passion. Lindsay started LUX...
As with most entrepreneurs, Beth Lybrook saw an industry that needed a solution and set about to find the best answer. The challenge? Hospitals incurred high costs purchasing employee uniforms in bulk. Employees found the offerings limited. Hospitals found...
Launching a business provides a level of control. Control of the direction of the business, how hard you work and the income you can make. Giving up or shifting control is something most business owners cannot even imagine. Yet,...
In recent years the explosion of gourmet mobile food trucks has greatly complemented the diverse and high-quality food scene in Columbus. One such mobile addition is Dos Hermanos Taco Truck. The eatery has been serving authentic Mexican food with...
When it comes to shaping your brand’s personality, every new hire should be an integral part that reflects the values and culture of the business. Michele Cuthbert, president of Baker Creative, an advertising firm that goes “beyond the brand,” understands the...