Meet Cohort Four Of The Northwest Ohio Impact Program

Cohort four of our Northwest Ohio Impact Program is officially underway! Over the next three months, these five entrepreneurs will be learning and working together with our Northwest Ohio team. The program will culminate in a demo day-style showcase on December 1, where all five will use their new knowledge and skills to pitch to

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Meet Cohort Ten of the Core City: Cleveland Impact Program

We are excited to welcome the tenth cohort to our Core City: Cleveland Impact Program! This 12-week business assistance program is designed to drive economic impact in the city of Cleveland by helping individuals overcome obstacles to entrepreneurship through hands-on advising and industry-specific mentoring. Over the course of the three-month program, these entrepreneurs are learning

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Angela Flowers Built A Business To Change Kids’ Lives

Angela Flowers has spent her career counseling at-risk kids challenged with mental health and social issues. Her years working in Cleveland’s public schools showed her the power of providing intervention directly in the learning environment. That set the stage for her to develop a business model to bring specialized support to as many kids as

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5 Things To Think About When Expanding Your MVP’s Features

You’ve launched your MVP and its working like you expected. You’re satisfying a need for your users, collecting tons of data and analytics and likely generating some revenue. How do you capitalize to get the most of this data and your early-stage traction? If you have dedicated users for your product, they are likely willing

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Engagement Is A Trip, Plan Wisely

As you move from the Development stage of product build into the Launch stage of the Entrepreneur Roadmap, you are going to find yourself making the sharp turn from inwardly-focused activities to rapid dives into marketing and demand generation. You’ll know you’re making this turn on your path when you find yourself caught up in

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Wireframes or Prototypes… Worth the Investment?

Imagine explaining all of Facebook’s features to someone who has never used it. How would they remember how it all worked? Even if they could remember, what if their interpretation was different than what you said? The functionality of web and mobile applications, much simpler than Facebook, gets lost in translation often. There are plenty

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Who, or What, is the MVP?

As an entrepreneur in our digital age, MVP is an acronym you will hear often. And, unless they’re specifically talking about you, MVP probably doesn’t stand for most valuable player. In fact, they more than likely mean minimum viable product. And by minimum viable product, they mean the product/project version you can release with the

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Diversity in the workplace

No matter how cautious or forward-thinking, few organizations had plans in place for simultaneously dealing with a global pandemic, an economic shutdown and political and social unrest. Our natural instincts lead us to stick with the basics, set aside the nonessential and ride out the storm until conditions improve. But if the status quo does

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