Weekend News Roundup

Weekend News Roundup

Weekly small business and entrepreneurial news bites.

Bill LaFayette, vice president of economic analysis for the Columbus Chamber, is leaving to start his own consulting firm. Canton's Entrepreneur Launch program has $100,000 in grants for a company (or companies) with the most promising business plan. A...
The Ohio Business Development Coalition spotlights Cheryl Sher, president of Sher-Bliss Wine and Chocolate Shoppe in Gahanna. Small business lending hasn't returned to prerecession levels, but some experts are saying that's because, in many cases,  small businesses don't want loans. OPEN Forum...
The Ohio Department of Development is accepting "statements of interest" from existing or potential business incubators that want money from the Ohio New Entrepreneur fund. Over the last five years, Ohio lawmakers have revamped the state's tax structure to create...
Two Columbus businessmen have been appointed to the new statewide Small Business Advisory Council. The Small Business Blog offers five tips for running a part-time business. A small business tax compliance study indicates that, contrary to popular belief, most...
The founders of the Columbus Idea Foundry have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $5,500 to double the size of their space.  Ohio ranks 5th in the nation for cost of doing business, according to CNBC's "America's Top States for...
Jeff Siegler, director of revitalization at Heritage Ohio, makes the case for redeveloping that nation's urban centers and small town Main Streets to create strong local economies. Local officials are hopeful that Columbus Commons park will help bring more...
The Metropreneur is now on Alltop, which aims to answer "What's happening?" by collecting headlines of the latest stories "from the best sites and blogs that cover a topic." Despite the latest jobs report that shows employers added fewer...
Nils Root, founder of Frosh Tees and a member of Ohio State University's 2011 class, is among several college graduates who are already achieving entrepreneurial success. The Ohio State University recently announced the winners of its annual business plan...
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