“Shop Small” on November 24th

Small Business Saturday is this coming Saturday, November 24, 2018.  Since it’s inception in 2010, this day, which is always the Saturday after Thanksgiving, has continued to grow in popularity.  Small Business Saturday is a response to big box store’s “Black Friday” and online retailer’s “Cyber Monday”.  Many people do not realize that Small Business […]

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Be Social About Your Social Enterprise

There is a growing trend in business; social entrepreneurship.  Most people are now familiar with the term but may be unsure exactly what it means or how to implement it within their own small business or start-up.  Simply stated, social entrepreneurship encompasses the divesting of profits towards charitable causes that do good in the community.  […]

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Amazon: Good For Small Business?

For several years, Amazon has enjoyed a stronghold in the internet retailing sector.  Essentially, Amazon has become the online version of Walmart.  As of yesterday, the company is attempting something (somewhat) unique by creating “storefronts” with products from small to mid-size companies.  Amazon is attempting to appeal to customers that prefer to “shop small”, likely […]

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Motorized Scooters Bring More Customers to Small Businesses

The recent influx of motorized scooters in downtown Columbus and Ohio State’s campus has been quite the disrupter and conversation starter.  Even the way in which the scooters showed up on city sidewalks was creative and somewhat comical; we went to sleep one night and woke up the next morning scratching our heads in confusion […]

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Gov. Kasich is Closed-minded on Regulatory Reform

On the last day before Sub. SB 221 would have inadvertently become law, with or without a signature, Gov. Kasich vetoed the bill.  SBCO’s founder was not terribly surprised by the decision but was hoping that the governor would at least take no action and merely let it become law.   Immediately after SBCO got […]

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