Let’s Start Something

May 4, 2015

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.
-Willie Nelson

For the cynics of business, capitalism, and the pitfalls of the global economy, here is some medicine to make you feel better: Columbus Startup Week, powered by Chase, is here. For the next several days, entrepreneurs will be touting their businesses, learning from others and generally having one great time. A celebration of entrepreneurs seems simple enough, but it represents much more.

Capitalism has lifted more people from poverty and improved more lives than any other system in history. The founders, inventors and financiers that make it happen will be present here on our streets for the coming week, and we should take a moment to thank them for their investments in our communities, the jobs they create and the hope they generate.

If that isn’t enough for you, please take a look at this list of Top 100 Business Ideas by Trendhunter. Ideas, businesses and opportunities to grow are unlimited. I especially like #63 – that’s something humanity has needed for a long time. It’s also important to remember that growing our economy is serious, but it we shouldn’t take ourselves too seriously!

Let’s have a great week, appreciate what we have and start something.

Kenny McDonald

One Columbus Update

  • This week, the One Columbus team is hosting companies evaluating the Columbus Region.
  • Our team will also speak at the Columbus Chamber 10th Annual Government Day as well as a webinar on Best Practices for Working with Site Consultants.
  • Next week, our team will travel to the West Coast and China to meet with companies.
  • From May 31 through June 3, the TrustBelt Conference will bring major players in the economic transformation of the Midwest together in Columbus. Learn more here.