Frequently Asked Questions

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

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 Metropreneur recently profiled prominent local business owners Jeni Britton Bauer and Elizabeth Lessner, and both independently named Mark Swanson, president of Cup o' Joe/Stauf's Coffee Roasters, one of their go-to guys for professional guidance and advice. That fact, combined with...
After reading a rundown of Wil Schroter's professional accomplishments, it's crystal clear he has a mind for business. Schroter founded Blue Diesel, one of the first Web design companies, in 1994 at the ripe old age of 19. He landed...
Executive Coach Artie Isaac has been encouraging successful people toward greater creativity and effectiveness for decades. By starting with asking questions, Isaac helps guide executives to better practices that change not just their lives, but have a ripple effect...
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...
Bryan Savage has spent the last six years using marketing strategies to help his real estate clients with site selection and investment, using their wants and needs −as well as the wants and needs of their customers or target...
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...
TheMetropreneur.com is built around providing a space to share resources and information about the extensive startup community in Columbus. The city shows tremendous support for small businesses and entrepreneurs through a variety of ever-expanding resources. As Vice President, Community...