How-To Guides

How-To Guides

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

According to the Small Business Administration, about 80 percent of businesses started in 2014 survived to 2015. Wait a few more years, and there's a five-year survival rate of about 50 percent. A small business has about a 33 percent...
Business conferences provide entrepreneurs a great platform to both grow their network and expand their knowledge and understanding of important industry topics that can impact bottom lines. When you make the choice to attend a conference, you're making an...
Happy festival season! As Columbus finally gets back outdoors, so come the markets, festivals and more - Sunlight Market, Moonlight Market, ComFest, Independent's Day, Made Local Marketplace. All showcase the creative talents of Central Ohio's artisans. Festivals are a great opportunity...
The average emailer knows that a Nigerian Prince doesn't really have $12 million sitting in a bank account somewhere ready to give to you, but in today's digital world, threats to your business and personal data are getting more sophisticated. Phishing...
Business is great. You're growing, hiring more employees...running out of office space. New digs would have been nice - yesterday. Although it is one of a business' biggest monthly expenses, office space tends to be a secondary thought. "It should be...
Franchising can be an amazing vehicle to grow your concept to levels that you never dreamed possible. But, if it is not done the right way, franchising can also be a way to spend lots of money on lawyers...
As a small business owner, I know that innovation is vital to Ohio’s economy. Businesses don’t get ahead by reinventing the wheel – they succeed by seizing opportunities to find better solutions to old problems. Innovation is the core...
Editor's Note: As of 5/26/2016 InHealth Ohio is being liquidated by the Ohio Department of Insurance. More information is available here.  In part one of a small business owner and entrepreneur's guide to healthcare, we discussed the legal obligations of...

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