Storytelling Business Profiles

Business Profiles

Profiles of local small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Ujjo Founder Lauren D’Souza knows that hearing the phrase “hot sauce for coffee” is going to make potential customers feel some sort of way - whether that reaction is bring it on, or the variety of rather colorful emojis...
It was in the middle of the pandemic, when toilet paper was almost laughably hard to acquire, that the idea came to mind. It was also when protests across the country and the world erupted, that five serial entrepreneurs —...
Do you have a business idea that would really take off if you could design and print custom fabrics? That's the scenario Sarah Marsom, a Heritage Resource Consultant, found herself in a few years ago. That's also the scenario...
The rapidly growing world of professional gaming has become a diverse ecosystem of career opportunities requiring a new type of workforce. To that end, eFuse was launched in 2019 to help be the connective tissue between professional gamers, broadcast...
What happens when over half of your business disappears in one day? It's a position Ohio businesses of all shapes, sizes and industries found themselves in - sometimes facing worse percentages - on two fateful days in March...
Since 2018, Honest Jobs has worked with over 300 companies looking to provide employment opportunities to formerly incarcerated individuals. Some 6,000 plus candidates have turned to the platform looking for a career and a second chance. Taking away the...
Central Ohio is woefully underserved when it comes to providing housing for low-income residents. For about 13,000 residents that receive Housing Choice Vouchers, there are only about 3,500 landlords serving that population, says Jerry Valentine, founder & CEO of...
Floor decals in public places reminding you to stay six feet away from your fellow patrons are on their way to becoming the new norm. A new local non-profit is helping essential businesses and other organizations prepare for the...