How To Fail … Fast

A few weeks ago, I was asked to speak to a group of entrepreneurs about the key traits of successful startup founders. With the topic phrased so broadly, it would be easy to spin all over the place, trying to cover all the bases. Should I talk about this? No, what about that? But wait,

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 8: The Business of Fashion with Charron Martin and Sharia Livingston

JumpStart and WOVU 95.9FM have partnered to bring you JumpStart Fridays, a show focused on supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs in Cleveland. Over the coming weeks, you’ll hear from local business owners, business assistance and funding experts, community organizations and more as we dive into live and honest conversations about entrepreneurship. In this week’s episode, two

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 7: Funding For Small Businesses with Katy Fuerst and Patty Ajdukiewicz

JumpStart and WOVU 95.9FM have partnered to bring you JumpStart Fridays, a show focused on supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs in Cleveland. Over the coming weeks, you’ll hear from local business owners, business assistance and funding experts, community organizations and more as we dive into live and honest conversations about entrepreneurship. In this week’s episode, Katy

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Happy Holidays From JumpStart

As we rush to the end of an unexpected year, we want to take a moment to share our gratitude for the entrepreneurs, supporters and community partners who make our region thrive. We wish you health, happiness and prosperity in 2021. Click the video below for a special holiday message from members of the JumpStart

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 6: Waverly Willis’s Entrepreneurial Journey

JumpStart and WOVU 95.9FM have partnered to bring you JumpStart Fridays, a show focused on supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs in Cleveland. Over the coming weeks, you’ll hear from local business owners, business assistance and funding experts, community organizations and more as we dive into live and honest conversations about entrepreneurship. In this week’s episode, owner

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Netra Hilliard Of MoeHill Trashout Wins $10,000 Grand Prize At Our Fall 2020 Northwest Ohio Entrepreneur Showcase

On Tuesday, December 1, Northwest Ohio Impact Program participant Netra Hilliard delivered the winning pitch for her business, MoeHill Trashout, during the program’s culminating entrepreneur showcase—taking home the top prize of $10,000. Launched in 2014, MoeHill Trashout was created to provide a high-quality property management and janitorial solution to the community. Netra is a Toledo native and

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 5: Trauma-Informed Care with Gloria Ware, Bethany Friedlander & Diane Robinson

JumpStart and WOVU 95.9FM have partnered to bring you JumpStart Fridays, a show focused on supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs in Cleveland. Over the coming weeks, you’ll hear from local business owners, business assistance and funding experts, community organizations and more as we dive into live and honest conversations about entrepreneurship. In episode 5, JumpStart’s Gloria

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Arleesha Wilson Takes $10K Grand Prize At Core City: Cleveland Fall 2020 Entrepreneur Showcase

On Wednesday, December 3, Core City: Cleveland Impact Program participant Arleesha Wilson delivered the winning pitch for her business,  the Law Office of Arleesha Wilson, during the program’s culminating entrepreneur showcase—taking home the top prize of $10,000. Known as “The People’s Esquire,” Arleesha launched her law firm three years ago with the goal of bridging the

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 4: Entrepreneurship During COVID-19 with Barbara Bradford and Lisa McGuthry

JumpStart and WOVU 95.9FM have partnered to bring you JumpStart Fridays, a show focused on supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs in Cleveland. Over the coming weeks, you’ll hear from local business owners, business assistance and funding experts, community organizations and more as we dive into live and honest conversations about entrepreneurship. In episode 4, we hear

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Video: Core City: Cleveland Impact Program Fall 2020 Showcase

On Wednesday, December 2, the tenth cohort of the Core City: Cleveland Impact Program participated in a virtual version of their culminating showcase event. This event was an online demo-day-style competition where the seven program participants used their new knowledge and skills to present their pitch to a panel of judges for a chance to

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Video: Northwest Ohio Impact Program Fall 2020 Showcase

On Tuesday, December 1, the fourth cohort of the Northwest Ohio Impact Program participated in a virtual version of their culminating showcase event. This event was an online demo-day-style competition where the seven program participants used their new knowledge and skills to present their pitch to a panel of judges for a chance to take

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VIDEO: The Power Of Collaboration In The Toledo Business Growth Collaborative

The Toledo Business Growth Collaborative is a network that consists of existing small business assistance organizations in the Greater Toledo community. Working together, these organizations are dedicated to finding and filling gaps in the service continuum and connecting their clients to the resources they need. In this recorded webinar from Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020, JumpStart’s

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