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4 Tips On Networking Your Way To A New Job

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Posted By Jeremy Quinn

Some of the best jobs are found not on websites or job boards, but through good old-fashioned networking. But how do you break the ice? Follow these four tips and get the inside track on connecting with other professionals in your industry.

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4 Reasons Your Social Media Personality Matters To Employers

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Posted By Jeremy Quinn

Social media has quickly grown to become the main tool for people trying to gather information about other people. Employers are no different; in fact, it's well known that a growing number of workplaces are investigating their applicant's social media profiles (LinkedIn and Facebook in particular) before making their hiring decisions.

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Good Email Etiquette Is A Must For Jobseekers

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Posted By Jeremy Quinn

When communicating with existing colleagues and business contacts, a poorly crafted message can be confusing or mildly annoying; but for a prospective employer, bad email manners could be a real barrier between you and a shiny new job. Here are five things you'll need to create a clear, concise professional emails that will get your point across and make you look like the pro you are.

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5 Ways To Keep Your Key Players

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Posted By Jeremy Quinn

No hiring process is perfect, but if you’re doing things right you’ll eventually end up with at least a few clear standouts in your organization. These highly intelligent, highly motivated employees are one of the most valuable resources you have. Finding ways to retain them for the long haul is critical to long-term success at any young company. With that in mind, here are five simple tips for retaining your key players.

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5 Ways To Nail Your Thank-You Letter

Friday, April 17, 2015
Posted By Jeremy Quinn

Thank-you letters are more than just a respectful way to let your interviewer know you appreciate his or her time; they can actually improve your chances of landing the job you’re seeking. There is no question you should send a message to your prospective employer after your interview; but there are a few basic ground rules.

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5 Tips To Reduce Job Interview Stress

Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Posted By Jeremy Quinn

Stressed out before your big job interview? Take a deep breath, you’re not alone. It’s a competitive job market and you have one chance to make a great impression and sell yourself; who wouldn’t be stressed? Luckily there are many ways to help reduce this stress. Start by following these five tips and you will be ready to meet your big day head-on.

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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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