Faces of Small Business

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Finding Peace of Mind by Achieving Financial Freedom with ECDI

Thursday, March 23, 2017

   Like so many others from war-torn nations, Saif Al-Dulaimy came to the U.S. from his home country of Iraq in search of opportunity. His transition from a refugee with little understanding of English, to a full-fledged small business owner was characterized by his steadfast dedication to...

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As banks lend less to small business owners, predatory online lending practices are on the rise

Thursday, January 26, 2017

“I was told I was receiving a $50,000 loan but the lender actually opened up 13 different credit card accounts in my name totaling $50,000, and immediately deducted “loan origination fees” from each account. I didn’t receive my first bill for three months after I had already ...

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Jovanna Robinson, A WBC Success Story

Monday, December 19, 2016

In 2012, Jovanna Robinson, a graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design, made the decision to follow her passion and design her own brand of luxury handbags, Tohni Bekka. Three short years later, demand for her products has soared, and Robinson’s advertisements are now visible in edit...

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The Confluence Cast Podcast: Launching A Business In Columbus Featuring ECDI Founder & CEO Inna Kinney

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Confluence Cast presented by CU: Launching A Business In Columbus Interview with Inna Kinney, Founder & CEO, ECDI     Tim Fulton: What is ECDI?   Inna Kinney: ECDI is a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs looking to start or expand their businesses and we provide a myriad of servi...

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Columbus Business First | Old North Arcade owner: The bank laughed me out of the office, so here's what I did instead

Friday, October 14, 2016

There are myriad challenges for those trying to launch a business, and landing bank financing may be the toughest task of all. Just ask Ben Morgan, owner of Old North Arcade in Columbus. He started developing the concept for his bar and arcade in 2013, confident he could tap into a trend in which fu...

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