Calling all artists, artisans and craftspeople who like and need money.  ArtWorks Cincinnati is holding their first biennial contest this year to give cash, advice and support to entrepreneurs working in the creative realms.  The contest is called The Big Pitch and US Bank is putting up the prize money; $15,000 for Grand Prize, and $5000 for People's Choice.  Apply Pitch Win.  Then conquer the world with your line of macrame owl swimsuits.

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Best things come in little packages, or maybe it's just a young package.  Check out the winner of Startup Weekend Cincinnati.

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The winds of change are perpetually changing.  Especially, where technology is concerned.  And wherever there's new technology, there are entrepreneurs looking for opportunities that are freshly created by the new innovations.  In the past, many new enterprises were started on a wing and a prayer, with the entrepreneur bootstrapping the necessary funds to start their venture.   Unfortunately wings and prayers have not yet proven to be a reliable business model which leads to the entrepreneur without any boots.  Enter the new dawn of Small Business. Some of us have learned things from history and are banding together to implement new methodologies so that we don't need prayerful wings. We now know we need a nest and parent birds and a tree where other birdies live.  And right now, Cincinnati is one of the best places for entrepreneurial birds to nest and incubate and network in rooted communities of other entrepreneurs and investors.  (How's that for an extended analogy?!)  This show features Josh Fendley from Ample (birdie) and Rob McDonald of The Brandery (incubator) and was broadcast from Cincinnati (mighty buckeye tree).  Ok, I got it, enough with the analogy.  Listen though, it's good stuff.

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December 20, 2012

$5000 anyone?

11/03/12 Candice Peters of Hyde Park Body Boutique wins the 5k Somolend contest.  Listen to what made her application the winning one.

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