Author: Tim Fulton

15: Launching a Business in Columbus

We’ve talked about what it’s like to run your own business and be an entrepreneur. But what if you’re just getting started? This week, representatives from ECDI talk about how they help businesses get going and the financing options that they have available. Our first interview is with Founder & CEO Inna Kinney, who shares the story of ECDI and talks about the classes, assistance and programs that they offer to entreprenurs. The second interview is with ECDI President Steve Fireman who talks more about the financing options available to startups and small businesses who are seeking loans. Shownotes: Past episodes...

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14: Amy Lay

Columbus is home to the nation’s largest resident theater company, Shadowbox Live. Meta-performer Amy Lay sits down to talk about her craft, the importance of play, and why she chose Columbus. Shownotes: Shadowbox Gallery of Echoes The fourth wall David Mack Big thank you to our sponsor this week, Art Makes Columbus Columbus Makes Art. http://media.blubrry.com/confluence/p/theconfluencecast.com/episodes/14_amylay.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android |...

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13: Real Estate

There are three things that matter in real estate: location, location, location. While that adage is true, there are a couple more things to know about the Columbus real estate market. In this week’s episode we are talking with Marc Conte from the Downtown Special Improvement District to talk about the real estate landscape in Downtown — how it changed, how its growing, and why we have some catching up to do. After that we have an in depth conversation with local realtor Joe Peffer on the ins and outs of buying a new home, working with your realtor, and...

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12: Compton Construction

Starting a business isn’t easy. Truly knowing your role in it is harder. Compton Construction CEO Blake Compton talks about the lifecycle of being a business owner and the virtue of coaches and mentors. Shownotes: Brexton Construction Columbus Building and Zoning Services Columbus Area Commissions Columbus Small Business Concierge Proposal for Pavey Square  | Current Pavey Square Plan Columbus Land Bank Mastermind Groups Vistage Group Big thank you to our sponsor this week Best Bites: Burgers, coming up October 13th.  http://media.blubrry.com/confluence/p/theconfluencecast.com/episodes/12_compton.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android |...

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11: Coffee Talk

How do you take your coffee? You sure? We sat down with two roasters, Crimson Cup and Brioso Coffee, to talk about what makes a good cup of coffee, a bad cup of coffee, fair trade, and a little about running a small business. Shownotes: Specialty Coffee Association of America Coffee Quality Institute Crimson Cup Innovation Lab Seven Steps to Success The Columbus Coffee Experience Big thank you to our sponsors this week, Crimson Cup and Destination Donuts. http://media.blubrry.com/confluence/p/theconfluencecast.com/episodes/11_coffee.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android |...

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