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Entrepreneurship


Starting a new business is easy, but creating stability, growth and long-term success involves planning and support. Greater Cincinnati is home to new and established incubators and accelerators that can help a startup thrive. Through these organizations, entrepreneurs can refine their business plans, seek out investment dollars, or hone services and products. These support organizations include CincyTech, Cincinnati Innovates, Hamilton County Business Center, Northern Kentucky ezone, Bad Girl Ventures, UpTech and the Brandery.

Entrepreneurship Features

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Get the picture: Visual art is everywhere in Covington

Arts enthusiasts will find much to write home about in Covington, from small street-front galleries and edgy design firms to the beloved Carnegie and Baker Hunt — with plenty of Frank Duveneck history to go around. It's a scene with history, and it's still growing.

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Leaders of the pack: Covington empowers residents for good

Building on a long tradition of inspiring residential leadership, Covington organizations like The Center for Great Neighborhoods are boosting support for community-led beautification efforts, learning initiatives and more.


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Covington revives a commercial artery, one small business at a time

As the 12th Street/MLK corridor emerges as one of Covington's most important economic centers, thanks to renewed investment and fierce civic pride, On the Ground takes a look at the residents and leaders who hope to sustain the district's viability well into the future.

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A look at how food incubators are helping entrepreneurs scale their businesses

For the past decade, "eating local” has become a trend in both restaurants and in customer’s shopping habits. Findlay Kitchen and the Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic, along with Soapbox, are teaming up for a food innovation event June 28.

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New generation of entrepreneurs underpins Covington's bold future plans

A can-do spirit shared by residents and leaders alike is fast making Covington a regional destination for entrepreneurs. On the Ground looks at three small businesses doing big things across the city's changing business scene.
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Entrepreneurship Videos

On The Ground: Post-Kroger, Walnut Hills believes 'We can get something better'

Kroger’s closing last month represents a turning point for the Walnut Hills community, with organizers and residents working together to ensure food security and manage encroaching gentrification in this diverse community.

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A fundraising video of reckless optimism

Cincinnati native Chelsea Koglmeier combines her experience in entrepreneurship and her passion for social good to launch Bikes of Reckless Optimism this week via an Indiegogo campaign.

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Creative Enterprise: Resources to help you start your business

Six ArtWorks youth apprentices worked with teaching artists and professional videographers this summer to create three videos showcasing the resources and support for creative entrepreneurs in Cincinnati.

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Startup Weekend: A trailer

Soapbox has a preview story this week of Startup Weekend Women's Edition May 29-31, organized by the all-volunteer UP Cincinnati team. Here's a Startup Weekend video trailer produced by the UP Global network.  

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Carol Ann's Carousel opens on riverfront May 16

May 16 marked opening day for one of Smale Riverfront Park's new signature features, Carol Ann's Carousel. This video shows the final construction and installation work at the pavilion in the past few weeks.
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