Five Questions With Asbestek Founder William Beard

Experience is usually the best teacher. For William Beard, his hands-on business experience as an asbestos contractor helped him to see a major opportunity for a technology-based tool that can improve process for other contractors in the industry. We recently sat down with William to talk about the idea behind his startup, Asbestek, his participation

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National Small Business Week Spotlight: Mike Kennedy And Sibling Revelry Brewing

Now in its 53rd year, National Small Business Week celebrates the positive impact entrepreneurs and small businesses have on the economy. In honor of this week, we’ll be profiling a group of local scaleup businesses that are connected to our work. These scaleups are established small businesses who have made it through the difficult startup

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National Small Business Week Spotlight: René Polin and Balance

Now in its 53rd year, National Small Business Week celebrates the positive impact entrepreneurs and small businesses have on the economy. In honor of this week, we’ll be profiling a group of local scaleup businesses that are connected to our work. These scaleups are established small businesses who have made it through the difficult startup

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National Small Business Week Spotlight: Matt Villenauve and Labelmatch

Now in its 53rd year, National Small Business Week celebrates the positive impact entrepreneurs and small businesses have on the economy. In honor of this week, we’ll be profiling a group of local scaleup businesses that are connected to our work. These scaleups are established small businesses who have made it through the difficult startup

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Five Questions With Rust Belt Riders Co-Founder Dan Brown

Every entrepreneur needs fertile soil and a thriving ecosystem to flourish. But it’s not just a metaphor for Rust Belt Riders—the business literally converts food waste to high quality compost that enriches the soil. Recently we sat down with co-founder Dan Brown to learn more about how his business took root. What inspired you to

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Marketing 101: Choosing The Right Website Content Management System

Your website isn’t just your presence on the internet. For many customers, your website is what shapes their first impression. As a result, it can go a long way in establishing (or diminishing) your credibility. Websites that are slow, unappealing, filled with poor content and unfriendly to mobile devices can sometimes be worse than no

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Five Questions With Eduwear Co-Founder Nikki Mace

The most successful entrepreneurs are problem solvers. Sisters Nikki Mace and Michele Porter founded their educational apparel startup, Eduwear, because they needed to ensure the children in their lives were well-prepared for their first day of school. The duo is part of JumpStart’s Core City: Cleveland Impact program, an intensive business assistance program designed to

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5 Questions with Ethan Holmes, Founder and CEO of Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce

Ethan Holmes is barely out of his teens and he’s already a successful entrepreneur. In less than a year he has taken Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce from a second place finish at Jumpstart’s 2014 student pitch competition to grocery shelves all across Northeast Ohio. Recently, we sat down with Holmes to discuss why he picked food entrepreneurship, how

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