Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year for many retailers across the nation, but for smaller boutiques and independent shops, that's not always the case. "Last year was the first year we tried to pull people into...
Thirty-two percent. Would you do something if it had a thirty-two percent success rate? While those odds aren't the worst — they aren't overwhelmingly reassuring. That percentage is the number of business-based or business-related crowdfunding campaigns from our monthly roundups that...
Columbus has seen an influx of craft breweries within the last few years. And there's good news for beer lovers - the suds won't stop flowing anytime soon. Mary Martineau, Executive Director of the Ohio Craft Brewers Assoication sums it...
Since 1876, Columbus has been home to a farmers market. The North Market opened 137 years ago and has provided a space for local farmers to sell their goods ever since. Now, Columbus boasts close to 40 farmers markets...
The food truck scene has exploded in Columbus over the last couple years, and now it seems yet another mobile food trend −the food pod− is piggybacking on the trucks' success. What constitutes a food pod isn't crystal clear at the moment,...
Today, most businesses use some form of social media. It's almost uncommon for a business not to have a Facebook or Twitter, but what about Pinterest? Businesses and organizations of varying industries are finding value in the picture-centric platform. Highly-visual, Pinterest allows...
Since Square became available to the public in October 2010, it has revolutionized the way entrepreneurs and small businesses get paid. For the uninitiated, Square allows anyone with its card reader and/or  iPhone, iPad, or Android application to accept credit...
How does Columbus stack up against the rest? CEOs for Cities recently released City Vitals 3.0, a benchmarking study that compares the 130 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. in a number of factors. These statistical measures help a...

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