Small Business Saturday is less than a week away. With only a few days to spare, is your business ready? And are you targeting the right customers? Columbus-based AudienceSCAN recently performed a survey over 14,000 people nationwide to gain...
The final week of 2011 has arrived, giving us a moment to reflect on the year that was. As far as the local small business community is concerned, 2011 has been very exciting. Numerous companies have launched or expanded, new...
The strength of retail in a region is a good indicator of the health of its economy. The 2015 Franklin County Retail Report presented by Franklin County and the Columbus Chamber sheds light on the role retail plays in...
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...
Predicting that it's going to be a pretty good year is an altogether rare and fun thing for an economist to say, but that's exactly what Bill LaFayette, owner of Regiononmics, foresees for Columbus in 2015. " is calling for an...
Food and family often go hand in hand. So perhaps it's not surprising that all three of the independent bakers The Metropreneur interviewed for this story have relatives who have passed down recipes and secrets or encouraged them to...
As 2012 comes to a close, The Metropreneur staff has been reflecting on the stories we've published this year− profiles about new businesses and old ones, tips from experts and how-to guides intended to give entrepreneurs a leg up,...
Gas prices have dropped about 20 cents a gallon in the past month, according to Bloomberg data. The news is good for consumers, but too little too late for many small businesses. Companies that rely heavily on road transport are...

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