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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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4 Tips On Hiring The Right Person For Your Startup

Friday, March 20, 2015
Posted By Jeremy Quinn

Hiring new employees is always a challenge. Whether it’s an overload of resumes or a lack of qualified applicants, finding the right person for the job isn’t easy, even at large corporations. With that in mind, here are four quick tips for entrepreneurs preparing for their first major round of hiring.

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Turning Your First Job Into The Perfect Job

Thursday, March 05, 2015
Posted By Jeremy Quinn

An entry-level job can be a great opportunity to learn and grow from if you make the most of the experience. Focus on these first-job tips and soon you’ll be on your way up the ladder.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, We Have a Diversity Problem

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Posted By Ray Leach

As I stepped to the stage at the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson's 18th Annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit to be part of a panel discussion about the need for more diversity in the venture capital industry in front of an audience of primarily African American business owners, it was not lost on me that I am a middle-aged white male and that everyone else on the panel was white as well.

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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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Selling Sales Jobs

Friday, February 20, 2015
Posted By Jeremy Quinn

Sales continues to play a critical role for most businesses; however, many of these businesses are struggling to recruit new salespeople and it’s having a real impact on their bottom line. According to The Wall Street Journal, employers spent an average of 41 days trying to fill technical sales jobs in 2014, compared with an average of 33 days for other positions. So, why is it so hard to fill sales jobs these days?

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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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Get Smart: 5 Quick Tips To Help You Nail Your Next Interview

Friday, February 06, 2015
Posted By Jeremy Quinn

Job seekers spend most of their time preparing answers for their big interview, but asking smart questions at the right time is just as important when you’re trying to show that you’ve come to play. Here are a few quick tips that will help you switch things up and interview the employer while they are interviewing you.

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Five Quick Tips For A Sensational LinkedIn Profile

Friday, January 23, 2015
Posted By Angie Kilgore

LinkedIn is the number one social tool for both job seekers and employers. Whether you are connecting with a potential employer, a future co-worker or an existing client, your LinkedIn profile is the place to show off your biggest accomplishments and future ambitions.

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New Year, New Job: 5 Ways To Refresh Your Resume In 2015

Friday, January 09, 2015
Posted By Jeremy Quinn

It's a new year, which means a whole new list of resolutions. For some, this includes a fresh start at a new job. If you're one of these January job hunters, don't start out your search with the same old tired material. Instead, refresh your resume for 2015 with these five helpful ideas.

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PODCAST: Predicting The Future: How To Prepare A Financial Forecast, Part 2

Thursday, January 08, 2015
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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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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