Story excerpt provided by The Lantern.
Written by Jay Panandiker.
When Steve Barbarits and his team began InSolves, a firm specializing in nuclear-site cleanup, in 1993, the office was housed in Barbarits’ father’s basement. The small staff faced a lot of the challenges of a startup — from obtaining capital to marketing to large clients without having lots of prior experience and finding ways to keep costs low.
Today the firm employs almost 250 people, Barbarits said, and works across three states. The administrative offices and the firm’s manufacturing facility are housed in the Ohio State Endeavor Center, which assists local startup businesses.
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Originally published December 1, 2015.