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The Confluence Cast: The Value of Shopping Local

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: The Value of Shopping Local

This week, we’re shopping local. On the occasion of the holiday season we sat down with two people immersed in the movement. First up, Timothy Wolf Starr discusses the recently rebranded Small Business Beanstalk, now called Connects Columbus. Then, Lynn Stan, co-founder of Celebrate Local, has a wide-ranging conversation on the inherent difficulty in quantifying the value of […]

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SBB Rebranding to “Connects Columbus,” Merging with CD102.5

Walker Evans Walker Evans SBB Rebranding to “Connects Columbus,” Merging with CD102.5

After seven years of growth and evolution, The Small Business Beanstalk (The SBB) is making its biggest change to date. The local company is going through a rebranding effort to become “Connects Columbus” and merging into a new partnership with local radio station CD102.5. “This year has been one of reflection, we have searched for […]

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The Small Business Beanstalk Launches Online Local Gift Card Shop

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Small Business Beanstalk Launches Online Local Gift Card Shop

What do you get when you cross Cyber Monday with Small Business Saturday and then turn those one-day events into an ongoing sale? You get The SBBeanstore, a new way to purchase discounted gift cards from the comfort of your own keyboard. The Small Business Beanstalk, a company that helps connect local businesses to local […]

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Small Business Beanstalk Launches Mobile App

Walker Evans Walker Evans Small Business Beanstalk Launches Mobile App

The Small Business Beanstalk continues to work toward filling the gap between local businesses and local customers with the introduction of their new mobile app. The new tool launches next week for both iPhone and Android platforms, and a kickoff party is planned on Tuesday evening. We spoke with SBB Founder Wolf Starr to find […]

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Community Card Discounts for Shopping Locally

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Looking for a good way to shop local for the holidays while also saving some money? The Small Business Beanstalk should be able to assist with their new “Community Card”. The card is free to obtain and provides locals with great deals at independent businesses located in the Short North, Clintonville, Dublin, Gahanna, and beyond. […]

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CU Podcast #29: The Small Business Beanstalk

Walker Evans Walker Evans

In this week’s podcast we sit down with several of the folks behind the Small Business Beanstalk, a local business co-op that serves members with a network of business-to-business resources in order to allow members to focus on growth. The podcast participants include SBB Founder Wolf Starr, Director of Development Charles Erickson, and SBB Farmer […]

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