Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions of prominent local entrepreneurs and small business experts.

The Columbus Chamber recognizes that economic happenings at the national and local levels impact your business. That's why, in addition to servicing and advocating for businesses in the region, the Columbus Chamber maintains a wealth of economic data. The Chamber's...
The Columbus Chamber has reaffirmed its commitment to public policy and cultivating local relationships in order to stay on top of legislative issues affecting its members. In fact, that commitment lead the Chamber to hire Kristen Easterday earlier this...
About a year ago, Mike Figliuolo wrote an article for The Metropreneur about how to build trust with employees. As managing director at Columbus-based thoughtLEADERS LLC, which provides training and coaching to managers, executives and employees to help fill job-related...
The Columbus Chamber provides numerous resources to help businesses large and small thrive. Hiring young, growing talent is one piece of the puzzle. Through her position as Talent Connections Manager at the Columbus Chamber, Dessa Augsburger connects employers with...
If there is anyone in this town qualified to give advice to entrepreneurs, arguably, it is Rich Langdale. In 1986, while a student at The Ohio State University, he sold his car to invest $5,000 in a startup computer supplies...
These days, it seems everyone is seeing “green.” Interest in designing, constructing, working, and living in environmentally-friendly buildings has increased considerably and shows little chance of letting up. As owner/principal at Greenovate, Tyler Steele, for one, is capitalizing on those...
Kacey Brankamp knows the ins and outs of downtown Columbus's retail scene like it's her job. Actually, as retail recruiter for the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District, it is her job. "I play a matchmaker role with business owners and available...
Throughout March, The Metropreneur has focused on local organizations that offer programs designed to help businesses be more environmentally friendly, businesses with exceptional green policies, and businesses that offer green products or services. Sara Rampersaud is the president and CEO of Eco Assist...