What is your full name, title, and business name? What's your email? What's your cell phone? Give us a summary of your business in 200 words or less. How did the idea for your business come about? What was the turning point for your business? Was there a moment you knew you had something special? What does it mean to you to be an entrepreneur and business owner? What does the city of Columbus mean to your business? Are you from Columbus? If not, please explain what brought you to here and ultimately what made you stay. What's the number one piece of advice you'd give to anyone wanting to start a business? What do you wish you knew about entrepreneurship before starting your business? What’s the most challenging part of your business (i.e, what keeps you up at night)? Every business owner has a flaw. What’s yours? Why do you think most business owners fail? What has made you different? What was your biggest mistake and what did it cost you? What tool has helped you the most for your business (invoicing, accounting, shipping, plugin for website, etc.)? When did you know it was time to expand your business, make your first hire, etc.? What is something that you did that was a game changer for your business? What was an idea that you spent a lot of time on or thought would make a big difference in your business that didn’t pan out. What is something that your business spends a lot of money on that’s worth it? What is something you're working on now that you're very excited about? What form of marketing is the most valuable for you? Who is your best Columbus resource (accountant, lawyer, marketer, etc.)? Please provide name and business name so we can give them credit! Who do you vent to when you have a business problem? Where do you see your business in the next 10 years? What is your revenue range? Under $50,000 (but we're growing) $50,000 - $100,000 Under $100k - $500k Under $500k - $1mm $1mm - $5mm $5mm-$10mm $10mm - $20mm $20mm - $50mm $50mm+ What was the single worst decision you made regarding your business and how'd you recover? When you're stressed or overwhelmed, what do you do to overcome this feeling? What's one component of entrepreneurship that's much different than what most people think? What's your end goal with the business? Is this something you want to pass down to your kids or would you like to eventually sell? How would your business fare if the economy hit a nasty downturn like it did in 2008? Have you prepared for this? What other entrepreneur do you look up to most? If you had to tell a visitor one thing to do/see/eat in Columbus, what would it be? Please provide a recommendation for another entrepreneur/business owner in Columbus we can reach out to to feature! Make sure to include their email address if you have it. Please provide another recommendation for a entrepreneur/business owner in Columbus. Please upload the best photo of yourself to use in your posting.