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New Start-Up Business Platform Launches Soon




Local startup masterminds and gurus, creator of, are announcing the launch of – a modern business planning platform that they think small businesses everywhere are “going to love.” With Columbus being such a tech forward and small business oriented city, we thought it appropriate to share their news.

“Today we’re announcing the launch of – a modern business planning platform that we think you’re going to love.

We’ve learned a lot in the last few years about how startup founders do their early planning, or lots of cases, avoid it altogether. Everyone wants to have a plan, but the tools that helped them digest the process were just painful.

So we came up with a better way to help startups think through business planning efficiently, and by way of that, put together a plan they can rally behind. Most founders associate business planning with some long form academic exercise that feels like a college term paper assignment. We wanted nothing to do with that.

We wanted to focus less on “creating a document” and more toward walking startups through the key aspects of planning their business, from how to acquire customers to when the startup will get to break even. We did that by creating a modular approach to planning that allows the team to zero in on key elements of the business they want to think through without having to worry about writing one giant document.

To tackle that, we focused on three key aspects of the product: Guided Builder, Drag and Drop Elements, and Automagic Projections.

Our focus in each aspect of the product was to take the complications of planning off the table so Founders can focus on the benefits – having answers to the hard problems startups face.

Think of this as Bizplan v1.0. We have had a ton of requests from our community of over 1 million startups on many aspects of getting their business together – we’re working on them!

We hope that as you use the product you’ll share your thoughts and requests to help us build a tool that lets us spend less time planning and more time building.

I hope you enjoy it my friends. Sincerely,

Wil Schroter
Founder + CEO,”



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The clock is ticking on your chance to win big with ColumBest!

Mike Thomas



March is slowly but surely winding down, which means the clock is ticking on your chance to vote in our our yearly “best of” Columbus readers poll.

Not only does voting in ColumBest 2019 give you the opportunity to show your favorite local brands and businesses some love, it also offers a chance to win big. This year, one lucky ColumBest voter will win a $1,999 Easton shopping spree, a $2,000 home makeover from Value City Furniture, and a $250 Moo Moo’s car wash gift card.

You read that right – that’s all ONE prize! To make the reality of this amazing offer a little more tangible, let’s break down what could be in store for the lucky winner.

  • The “low fat” wash at Moo Moo is more than enough to knock a winter’s worth of salt off your ride in time for spring. At $8 a go, a $250 gift card will net a whopping 31 trips through the suds.
  • Among many great restaurants and retailers, Easton is home to a Cinnabon Bakery location. While we’re not suggesting you spend the entire $1,999 shopping spree on their delicious, gooey, cinnamon-frosted treats, the almost $2,000 prize would be good for around 531 of Cinnabon’s classic rolls. Please dine responsibly.
  • You know the old futon in your living room leftover from college that faces the TV stacked on top of milk crates? It’s time to upgrade. Thanks to the deals at Value City Furniture, the $2,000 prize will go a long way toward improving any room in your house.

Once you’re done voting for your faves, make sure to save your spot at our ColumBest Party at Express LIVE! on May 13th. You won’t want to miss this celebration of the best of the best in Columbus!

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(614) Magazine

March 2019




At (614) we like to think we’re always giving you new ideas about where to go, what to try, or what’s coming up next. But this month, perhaps we can do a bit more for you. Maybe we can offer some inspiration to find ‘the better you’.

  • The Calendar to end all calendars
  • Tips and resources to find the ‘better you’
  • Experience Otherworld
  • Makers Space: botanical skin care
  • Columbus author: Hanif Abdurraqib
  • German Village: two restaurants, one roof
  • Columbus igloo adventures
  • Cheesesteak Empire with Charley Shin
  • Old-timey ‘shrub’ bevs making a comeback
  • Aloha! Inside the Huli Huli Tiki Lounge
  • Megan Kilgore: the Columbus Crew-sader
  • Offroad bike adventures
  • Family: squats for tots

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The Six Happy Hour: The District Pourhouse




 #6  The District Pourhouse (Formerly World of Beer)

Beer, Bavarian pretzels, and barbacoa street tacos. Need I say more? The first thing that comes to mind with District Pourhouse is their vast selection of beers. Now imagine pairing a nice cold glass of your favorite draught with your favorite comfort food, like pizza, hot dogs, or fries. Sounds good, right?

Did I mention that District Pourhouse also hosts trivia nights whilst your favorite sport team plays on the many screens around the venue?

HH: M-F open-7pm; $5 draughts, $5 spirits, $5 shareables

The District Pourhouse

1568 N High St, Columbus

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