Five Resources for Local Entrepreneurs

Uncertainty still surrounds us as COVID-19 continues to change the way we live our lives. Economic concerns are on the mind of many entrepreneurs, both in Richland County and around the world. As

Innovative Ways Entrepreneurs Can Thrive During COVID-19

During this time of crisis, many lives, and businesses, have been turned upside down. Non-essential businesses have had to close doors, a stay-at-home order has been issued, and uncertainty looms

Three COVID-19 Changes to Help Small Businesses

Ohio has taken drastic steps to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as limiting gatherings and closing dine-in restaurants. We all know that the steps taken are for the health and

A Valentine To Our Members

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and at Idea+Works, we love our members! From backpackers to kitchen members to everything in between, we love and appreciate each and every one of you! Your unique

Why Shopping Local Matters

Most people in the Richland County area are familiar with the slogan “Be Focal, Buy Local,” but may not really understand the importance behind it. With all of the big-box stores and large

Simple Office Workouts To Start The New Year

One of the most common resolutions every New Year's Eve is to get more exercise and be less sedentary in the upcoming year. Sitting in an office all day has been shown to be detrimental to one's

Four Things Your Business Should Review At The End Of The Year

For many people, the end of the year is a time of resolutions and reflections. For business owners, it’s a time to make sure everything is ready to go for the new year. Here are some things that

Member Spotlight: Big Sugar Sweets

A school nurse by day, Jen Maxwell brings comfort to sick and injured children. A cookie artist byevening, she brings joy with her delicious treats. As the mom of four, Jen has spent many years

Advice for New Entrepreneurs

With so many people from so many industries all under one roof, Idea+Works is a font of insight, innovation, and inspiration. Many members have commented that one of their favorite aspects of

Member Spotlight: Uncle Rick's Secret Recipe

Richard Yoder, better known as Uncle Rick, delved into creating blends of herbs & spices around 2007. He had a recipe for a rib rub and while it was good, it had room for improvement. After some