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5 Questions With Sociagram President Sally Babcock Schriner

Friday, December 19, 2014
Posted By Nick Worner

Rocky River startup Sociagram is poised to hit big with GiftGram, a program that allows users to record “super-awesome” personal video messages that are timed to arrive the moment a gift is delivered to their loved one's door.

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Holiday Job Seekers, Are You Naughty Or Nice?

Friday, December 19, 2014
Posted By Angie Kilgore

If you took our advice earlier this month, you may be ramping up your job search during this hectic time of year. Good for you, you are already ahead of the game! Still, communicating with busy or distracted employers during the holidays can sometimes be frustrating.

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VIDEO: Predicting The Future Part One: How To Prepare A Financial Forecast

Friday, December 12, 2014
Posted By JumpStart Team

For young businesses, financial forecasting is often an overwhelming undertaking. Learning how to build and present financial projections that attract the attention of bankers and investors without venturing into unrealistic territory can be a difficult task to master.

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Why It's A Great Time To Be Working In Northeast Ohio

Friday, December 05, 2014
Posted By Ray Leach

There is a palpable feeling among those in the know that our entrepreneurial ecosystem is on the right track. Our homegrown ventures are routinely making national news for their exciting deals and venture capitalists are now making comparisons between Ohio in 2014 and Silicon Valley in 1975.

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5 Reasons To Step Up Your Job Search During the Holidays

Thursday, December 04, 2014
Posted By Jeremy Quinn

The holiday season is here and contrary to popular myth, hiring doesn’t stop in December. In fact, the holidays can be one of the best times to land a great new job. It's the one time of year when simply "being there" can set you miles apart from the competition. Here are five reasons to step up your December game.

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Why "To Whom It May Concern" May Be Killing Your Cover Letter

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Posted By Jeremy Quinn

Whether you write it in the body of an email, attach it along with your resume or upload it to an automated online application, your cover letter still matters. A personalized, well-planned letter can give you an edge over other candidates. A shoddy, haphazard note can do just the opposite.

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PODCAST: Cyber Security: Can Your Company Afford A Breach?

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Posted By JumpStart Team

High-profile cyber breaches at companies like Target, Home Depot and JP Morgan Chase have proven how easy it is for hackers to steal valuable information (including credit card numbers, passwords, social security numbers, client records, etc).

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3 Ways To Prove You Are A Critical Thinker

Thursday, November 06, 2014
Posted By Jeremy Quinn

According to the Wall Street Journal, employers are increasingly frustrated by a lack of “critical thinking” skills amongst young hires. According to the same article, young hires are increasingly confused about what exactly “critical thinking” even means in today’s job market.

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Podcast: Tech Savvy Women Presents: Working At A Startup

Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Posted By JumpStart Team

On October 23, JumpStart Inc. partnered with Tech Savvy Women for a sold-out event connecting job candidates with companies currently recruiting new talent.

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NE Ohio's Booming Tech Talent Hunt

Monday, October 27, 2014
Posted By Jeremy Quinn

An article in this week's Crain's Cleveland Business outlined a phenomenon hitting the Northeast Ohio tech scene: software companies hiring talented developers away from other companies, even if these employees aren't actively job hunting. The reason? More open positions—and not enough people to fill them.

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5 Essential Legal Issues To Review Before Securing Venture Capital

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Posted By Andrew Renacci

According to The MoneyTree™ Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data from Thomson Reuters, venture capitalists invested $13.0 billion in 1,114 deals in the second quarter of 2014, which is the most money invested in a quarter since the first quarter of 2001. The PwC/NVCA MoneyTree Report further notes that companies receiving a venture investment for the first time accounted for 32 percent of the 1,114 deals completed last quarter.

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Artists Are Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Posted By Kate Hanna

We don’t always associate artists with entrepreneurship, but they are as much entrepreneurs as product inventors, app developers or restaurant owners.

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Resume Advice From The Google HR Department

Friday, September 26, 2014
Posted By Jeremy Quinn

Google’s HR department sees a ton of job candidates, sometimes as many as 50,000 a week. They see a lot of great resumes and a lot of bad ones. What bothers HR head Laszlo Bock is that so many good candidates cheat themselves out of a potential job by committing a deadly sin on their resume. Bock recently took to LinkedIn to share a few of the most common resume mistakes he sees while fishing through the ocean of candidates looking to break into the GooglePlex.

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Youngstown Business Incubator Ranked Best In Class Globally

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Posted By Nick Worner

The Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) has been named the number one University-linked incubator in the world by the University Business Incubator Index (UBI). This ranking represents a big win for our state in a competitive category populated by incubators from Stanford, Cornell and UC Berkeley to name a few.

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To Get More Entrepreneurs, We Must Create Better Ecosystems

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Posted By Ray Leach

As CEO of JumpStart Inc., a non-profit organization founded to address the lack of entrepreneurial growth in Northeast Ohio, I am sometimes called upon to address the 30-year trend of shrinking entrepreneurship in the U.S.


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