The Small Business Administration recently released the Ohio Small Business Profile, providing statistics on the small business environment within the state. With 926,365 small businesses employing 2,074,595 workers, these enterprises employed about half of the state's private workforce in 2011. Of...
2015 marked the third year of growth for venture capital investments in the state of Ohio, totaling $373 million, a 14 percent increase over 2014, according to a report from VentureOhio. The organization serves to ensure startups in Ohio have adequate...
Funding a business venture, especially a creative one, can be challenging. Kickstarter is working to change that. Every week, the online crowdfunding platform allows thousands of people to pledge millions of dollars to creative projects −big and small− that resonate...
Columbus 2020 formed five years ago to drive economic development in the 11-country region that is Central Ohio, setting a number of ambitious goals. The headway made on these goals in just five years is far surpassing expectations. Over 100,000...
Gone are the days of food delivery being synonymous with two types of cuisine: pizza and Chinese. Italian, burgers, sushi...it's now possible to get food from hundreds of Columbus-area restaurants spanning fast-casual to formal delivered right to your doorstep. In just...
The Columbus food scene is growing with what seems like a new bar or restaurant opening every week. Behind the scenes is restaurant brokerage firm Sokol & Associates. "We specialize in brokering and selling restaurants and bars," Owner Randy Sokol...
Don't miss our recap of the first half of the year, found here! We have even more highlights, issues to tackle and businesses changing industries that made headlines in the second half of 2015. July Buying local or supporting local are...
Farewell, 2017! As another year winds down, we're taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories and best advice published over the last 12 months. Established businesses celebrated success with expansions, entrepreneurs launched new concepts and...
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