Manufacturer Shows ‘Made in America’ Benefits Bottom Line

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On January 20, 2015
Small Business Development Center comes through big. John Anker has a question for U.S. retailers: What if you could outsource to an American company at the same cost as an overseas provider? Anker, owner of Columbus-based manufacturer and distributor Ankerpak, says he frequently poses this question to buyers. Anker sees it as his mission to […]
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Should I Buy a Franchise? What to Consider.

  • Posted by Liz Overstreet
  • On December 19, 2014
If you’re thinking about buying a franchise, it’s important to understand the franchise system and then decide whether you will be happy operating a business within that system. This is by no means a complete list, but here are some important things to consider. Buying a franchise means you are buying a proven system. You […]
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Small Businesses May Be Flying Blind?

  • Posted by Liz Overstreet
  • On September 10, 2012
You are taxiing out to the runway. The pilot’s voice comes over the intercom, “Welcome aboard. For today’s flight there will be high winds and poor visibility. Expect strong turbulence.” You tighten your seatbelt and prepare for flight, but you’re not worried. You simply focus on those tropical drinks waiting at your destination. Sitting at […]
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