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    Business is great. You’re growing, hiring more employees…running out of office space. New digs would have been nice – yesterday. Although it is one of a business’ biggest monthly expenses, office space tends to be a secondary thought. “It should be something you are considering early and often, and getting educated on,” says Jones Lang

    The post How to Navigate Finding Office Space as a Small Business appeared first on The Metropreneur Columbus.

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    The average emailer knows that a Nigerian Prince doesn’t really have $12 million sitting in a bank account somewhere ready to give to you, but in today’s digital world, threats to your business and personal data are getting more sophisticated. Phishing emails, Ransomware, social engineering – eVAL CEO Nicholas Hinsch outlined these and other information security threats

    The post How to Protect Your Business’ Data appeared first on The Metropreneur Columbus.

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    Happy festival season! As Columbus finally gets back outdoors, so come the markets, festivals and more – Sunlight Market, Moonlight Market, ComFest, Independent’s Day, Made Local Marketplace. All showcase the creative talents of Central Ohio’s artisans. Festivals are a great opportunity for artisans that don’t have their own storefront or primarily sell online to get in

    The post How to Set Up Your Craft Booth appeared first on The Metropreneur Columbus.

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    Business conferences provide entrepreneurs a great platform to both grow their network and expand their knowledge and understanding of important industry topics that can impact bottom lines. When you make the choice to attend a conference, you’re making an important investment in your business – in exchange for your time and the fee, you can

    The post How to Make Business Conferences a Game-Changing Experience appeared first on The Metropreneur Columbus.

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    According to the Small Business Administration, about 80 percent of businesses started in 2014 survived to 2015. Wait a few more years, and there’s a five-year survival rate of about 50 percent. A small business has about a 33 percent chance of making it to the decade mark. Powell-based advertising agency LaineGabriel is one of those

    The post How To Build a Business Partnership appeared first on The Metropreneur Columbus.

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  • 10/19/16--05:00: The Ways it Pays to Go Green
  • Energy efficiency improvement projects provide small business owners and entrepreneurs with the opportunity to invest in their companies and communities, with a net improvement to their bottom line. Considering that the average commercial building wastes 30 percent of its energy, according to Energy Star––there are numerous ways to increase efficiency and it can start with

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    As a business owner, hiring is an endless battle. Figuring out when to hire, who to hire and how much to pay them is all important, because at the end of the day, employers want the best talent. And to acquire – and keep – that talent, business owners need to incentivize them enough to

    The post How to Set Salaries and Benefits Without Breaking the Bank appeared first on The Metropreneur Columbus.

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    Val Geisler equates finding the space for her proposed coworking concept, The Hive, to the equivalent of a full-time job. The challenges she faces are many, and likely a familiar story to any business owner who has been through the space search. For other startups diving in, Geisler spares no detail of what the search

    The post Search for Space: Coworking Startup Talks Real Estate Hunt appeared first on The Metropreneur Columbus.

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  • 05/22/17--06:46: How To Build Your Pitch Deck
  • Straight from an investing team and featuring a deck that landed a local entrepreneur an investment, Darshan Vyas, co-founder of LOUD Capital and Dave Hunegnaw, LOUD partner and founder of BYLINED, outlined what makes a strong pitch deck at a recent Startup Week event. If you plan to approach an investor, “A pitch deck is essential,” Vyas

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    The future home of parent-kiddo coworking space The Hive came about from the outside-the-box thinking that’s often intuitive to entrepreneurs. Founder of The Hive, Val Geisler shared earlier this year that finding space for a business is no easy feat. But, she has managed to land an essentially move-in ready space where one of the biggest things on

    The post The Hive Coworking Secures Spot in Grandview Area appeared first on The Metropreneur Columbus.