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Want To Sell Your Company? Here Are 4 Things To Consider ...

Monday, March 23, 2015
Posted By Bryan Sims

A mergers and acquisition (M & A) transaction, in many ways, is no different than selling a product or service. The difference, of course, is that the typical M & A transaction is much larger than the normal product or service sale and more risks are involved with the purchase or sale of a business or large asset. Therefore, to prepare for a sale, you should consider these four items.

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Webinar: Building A Brand That Sticks

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Posted By JumpStart Team

On January 27, JumpStart set up shop at Market Garden Brewery in Ohio City for a sold-out event aimed at helping entrepreneurs and small business owners build viable brands that resonate with customers.

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5 Questions with Beegit CEO Mike Cottrill

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Posted By Nick Worner

Since its public unveiling in November 2014, Beegit already has more than 50 customers in more than 30 countries. CEO Mike Cottrill recently sat down with JumpStart to discuss his rapidly growing venture, as well as his former life as a journalist and the importance of learning from each and every mistake.

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Join the 2015 Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program

Monday, February 09, 2015
Posted By Nick Worner
The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10ksb) program at Cuyahoga Community College is still accepting applications for its spring cohort, but only until February 17.
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5 Questions With MedCity Media CEO Chris Seper

Monday, February 09, 2015
Posted By Nick Worner

In January, 2015 JumpStart portfolio company MedCity Media announced that it had been acquired by Breaking Media, a leading digital media company that already owns several popular b-to-b sites including Dealbreaker and Above the Law. In the wake of this exciting deal, MedCity CEO Chris Seper sat down with JumpStart to answer a few questions about the past, present and future of the company he founded five years ago.


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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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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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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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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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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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Should You Really Launch A Startup Overnight?

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Posted By Nick Worner

Modern technology has made it easier than ever to start your company quickly. The folks at TechRepublic even claim it could be possible to launch a new venture in 24 hours.

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You Graduated College! So Now What?

Friday, August 01, 2014
Posted By Lindsey Clark

For those fresh out of college and leaving the academic world, there is a pivotal decision ahead: what to do for the rest of your life. Do you become part of the corporate workforce, clocking in at 9 and out at 5? Or do you take a risk and start your own business?


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