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Sneak Preview: Columbus Idea Foundry Expansion

Walker Evans Walker Evans Sneak Preview: Columbus Idea Foundry Expansion

After a year’s worth of work, the expansion of the Columbus Idea Foundry is approaching an end date. The entire second floor of the 60,000 square foot building at 421 West State Street is being reconstructed, retrofitting what was once a shoe factory into more maker space aimed at attracting creative office tenants, video game developers, […]

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The Confluence Cast: Restaurateurs

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Restaurateurs

What’s it like to own a restaurant and what drives people to do it? This week, we sat down with two restaurateurs with very different perspectives. First up, Sangeeta Lakhani, co-owner of The Table who speaks from her perspective on dealing with customers, employees, and the city. Then, an interview with Joe Deloss, founder and head fryer of Hot Chicken […]

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Want to Buy a Restaurant in Columbus? Here are 8 For Sale

Walker Evans Walker Evans Want to Buy a Restaurant in Columbus? Here are 8 For Sale

Restaurants and bars are constantly opening, closing, expanding, changing ownership and transforming. The constant cycle is what keeps the dining scene interesting in Columbus, and allows for new opportunities for those interested in entrepreneurship to get involved. Local business broker Randy Sokol of Sokol & Associations is well known for their involvement with restaurant transactions, […]

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Innovation District Proposed to Boost Entrepreneurism in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Innovation District Proposed to Boost Entrepreneurism in Columbus

The Short North, Franklinton or Downtown could one day be home to an “Innovation District” – a cluster of buildings offering office space, living quarters and complementary businesses that together local leaders hope would provide a boost to the city’s entrepreneurial culture. Former City Councilmember Troy Miller commissioned a feasibility study on the idea, and […]

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Entrepreneurial Update: New Jobs, Advice for Startups and More

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Metropreneur.com is a spin off site from Columbus Underground that focuses on small business development and entrepreneurship. Here’s a look at new updates from the past several weeks over there: Locally created smart phone app Jifiti makes gift giving easier. We take a look inside the sleek Downtown offices of video game developer Fresh […]

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Entrepreneurial Update: Small Businesses are Prepared for 2013

Walker Evans Walker Evans Entrepreneurial Update: Small Businesses are Prepared for 2013

The Metropreneur.com is a spin off site from Columbus Underground that focuses on small business development and entrepreneurship. Here’s a look at new updates from the past several weeks over there: 2012: The Year in Review. We turn our regional spotlight to Clintonville, where many types of businesses are thriving and expanding. Local startup Snapstagram […]

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Entrepreneurial Update: Warehouse Office Space, Salons, Pets and More

Walker Evans Walker Evans Entrepreneurial Update: Warehouse Office Space, Salons, Pets and More

The Metropreneur.com is a spin off site from Columbus Underground that focuses on small business development and entrepreneurship. Here’s a look at new updates from the past week over there: Ryan Frederick at AWH tells us why transparency is key for small businesses. We talk shop with Tom Walker, new CEO of Tech Columbus. Local […]

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