As more and more downsized workers contemplate their futures, the Business.Gov website is turning out as one of "The places to be," online for those that are leaning towards becoming their own bosses. This revamped US Government website is going to turn out to be one of the most helpful resources for future small business owners.… Continue
Added by Joel Libava on July 29, 2009 at 11:14am —
I wanted to share this piece on some new co-working spaces in Columbus. Could be a pretty cool idea for you. Check out the video from Channel 10. Note, Sandbox Columbus will be the host of Ideas to Deals Live beginning August 13.
My friends at the International Bootstrapping Association sent me this article and I simply had to share it with you! The article proves the entrepreneurial spirit thrives to succeed even after bankruptcy and shares seven proven and timeless bootstrapping rules that you should apply today! Paul Aldrich did (after his business went bankrupt) and turned a new $20 start-up effort into a $185-million company! Implement these rules and see what happens in your business! Read on!… Continue
Added by Nancy Stoll on July 15, 2009 at 2:45pm —
Anyone that knows me can attest that I am totally bought in to social media. I have used tools such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook to build the on-line presence of the SBDC as well as to meet some really great people. I firmly believe that social media is an effective, inexpensive way for small businesses to get their message out and create a dialog with customers and prospective customers. It’s the new “word of mouth” marketing. It is, however, easy for small business owners to get confused… Continue
The economy is tanking, has tanked, will be tanking. I’m not practicing conjugation – it’s just I’m not sure which tense to use for this statement. Regardless, whenever the economy hits a downturn, businesses everywhere cut back on their marketing. It’s a sad fact that those in my profession have become increasingly familiar with of late. There are two more true facts that are, unfortunately, contradictory: one) that in a downturned economy marketing dollars expended have a much broader reach… Continue
The following post is taken from the blog of Mike Figliuolo, Founder and Managing Director at thoughtLEADERS, LLC. Mike brings a diverse background and vast experience to the field of leadership and entrepreneurship.
Three Keys to Getting CASH for Your Project or Business
Money is tight these days. Whether you’re an entrepreneur seeking… Continue
Central Ohio startups with an idea for a new technology-enabled Web solution or mobile application are encouraged to apply for acceptance in the 14ninetytwo project – a pilot program including an early-stage virtual incubator providing business formation, mentoring and coaching resources as well as access to pre-seed capital for selected deals. Deadline for application is July 31, 2009.
Central Ohio entrepreneurs with an idea for a new technology-enabled solution, especially in the Web and… Continue
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Vitamins are a great supplement to your diet. They help you have more energy and a stronger body. They are good to have but if you don't take them you'll be OK. Aspirin is taken to relieve pain. If you have a headache you are ripping up your medicine cabinet to find the aspirin. So what is your business...Aspirin or Vitamin?
An aspirin business is one that solves a the customer's pain. It is a must have not a nice to have. In my… Continue