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How Wahconah Group And The U.S. Postal Service Connected

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Posted By Lamont Mackley

Several months ago, Cleveland-based The Wahconah Group received some good news: It licensed the U.S. Postal Service motto and trademarks—including the words “Rain, Heat & Snow” from the company’s motto—for an innovative clothing line.

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10 Valuable Resources for Minority Entrepreneurs

Thursday, May 02, 2013
Posted By Lamont Mackley

JumpStart is committed to inclusion across all of its programs. We recognize the single best hope for the nation’s ongoing competitiveness is to create inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems, and we understand there are both unique challenges and opportunities facing minority entrepreneurs.

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On Demand Interpretation Services: Making Courtrooms Accessible To All

Monday, October 01, 2012
Posted By Lamont Mackley

Many entrepreneurs draw from their personal experience when they form a startup. But On Demand Interpretation Services™ (ODIS) President and CEO Colleen O’Toole was in a particularly perfect position to see how her company’s technology could disrupt the courtroom interpretation industry.

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Connecting With The Right Communities: The Story Of SIVAD

Friday, July 06, 2012
Posted By Lamont Mackley

Launching a successful startup requires more than just a great idea and a strong business plan. Creating connections with the right people—and the right communities—who can help push your idea forward is just as important.

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It's Not You, It's Them: Tips for Pitching Potential Customers

Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Posted By Lamont Mackley

Presentations can share something about a young company, but they should really be designed to enable a customer to see how a product and service will work for him or her.

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It Takes Time to Raise Capital

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Posted By Lamont Mackley
In assisting early stage entrepreneurs, I have noted that very early in my initial conversations about “great ideas and innovations” entrepreneurs inevitably will ask, “So, when can I get the money?” Clearly, that is an important concern that’s not often approached from an expectation perspective. I wanted to shed some light on the process of getting ready to raise capital in an effort to help us all manage expectations.
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