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...
Tim Ney founded TNT Landscaping when he was just 15 years old. Back then, it looked like any other landscaping business run by a teenager, offering residential mowing and yard maintenance to his Blacklick neighbors at a cheaper-than-usual price....
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...
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...
When a child picks up an instrument, it isn’t just musical talent that develops. Confidence, creativity, work ethic and self-discipline will also become ingrained, in the success of struggling through and nailing a difficult piece of music, or through the...
Have you ever thought about the culture of your small business? Was it created with purpose or did it just grow organically? Melanie Guzzo, owner of Virtue Salon, chose to take a very purposeful approach to creating and maintaining the...
In any business, the adage “your numbers tell a story” remains true. For most for-profits, the story is often straight forward with standard profit and loss measures to determine the impact. However, for non-profits and government agencies, the challenge...
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,...

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