Five Questions with Camille Harris of All 4 Kids, LLC

All 4 Kids is a 5-star rated facility that offers a variety of part-time and full-time Early Childhood Programs for children ranging from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. All 4 Kids’ primary goal is to keep your children happy, healthy and safe while engaging them in purposeful learning and play.   What inspired

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Five Questions with Daron Henderson of Lo-Key Entertainment

Lo-Key Entertainment offers a variety of premium entertainment services including DJing, uplighting, photo booths and promotional printing. DJ’s from Lo-Key have performed all over the country alongside famous entertainers such as Will.I.Am, Kevin Hart, Rickey Smiley, Russell Simmons, Deray Davis, D.L. Hughley and Outkast.   What inspired you to create your business? I played the piano my

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Five Questions with Timiko Kiner of Mane Medic Hair Rejuvenation

Mane Medic Hair Rejuvenation provides comprehensive consultations and treatments during the early stages of hair thinning and hair loss, as well as treatments for scalp disorders. Mane Medic helps build self-confidence by making clients feel natural, attractive, and comfortable through a confidential and cost-effective approach.   What inspired you to create your business? I was

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Five Questions with Frechic Burton, Jason Garrett and Kamron Khan of CoCreative

CoCreative is a branding and marketing agency specializing in serving nonprofits and government entities. The agency offers brand strategy/identity, photography and social media management services as well as hourly rental space in its Downtown Cleveland office for meetings, events and offsite work.   What separates CoCreative from the competition? CoCreative has the unique ability to

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Five Questions with Ambershaun Byrd of Abyrdseyephoto Productions

Abyrdseyephoto Production is an inner-city photography studio that serves the community through corporate and event photography. Abyrdseyephoto focuses on capturing candid, off guard portraits that reveal your true character (a-byrdseye-view), presenting a creative, professional, convenient and amazing experience for customers.   What inspired you to create your business? I’ve had a love for taking pictures

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Five Questions with Ethan Holmes of Holmes Made Foods, LLC

Holmes Made Foods is the company behind Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce. Shaker Heights native Ethan Holmes launched the business when he was just 15 years old, using his grandfather’s applesauce recipe. Today, Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce is available across the nation in stores such as Acme Fresh Market, Giant Eagle, Heinen’s, Lucky’s Market, Target, Whole Foods, Kroger, Marc’s

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Five Questions with Jera Stewart of Jera’s Heavenly Sweet Bakery, LLC

Jera’s Heavenly Sweet is a made-from-scratch bakery with traditional style customer service. They produce and sell cookies, cakes, pies, breads, brownies, cake balls, candy and a variety of pastries—always made the old-fashioned way. Heavenly Sweet also provides made to order desserts and custom-made cakes and cookies.   What inspired you to create your business? My

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Five Questions with Antonio Coleman of Game Speed Performance Academy

Game Speed Performance Academy provides professional training to maximize athletic performance. The business offers many training services, including 6-8-week post-rehabilitation programs for athletes. Sessions are structured to include dynamic warm-ups, flexibility, coordination and balance exercises; with a strong emphasis on movements to build stability, accuracy and speed.   What has been your biggest takeaway from the Core

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Five Questions with Tiffany McMorris of Elegant Beauty Salon

Located in West Toledo, Elegant Beauty Salon provides high standards of excellence and the most updated professional haircuts, colors, nail services and skincare needs. Elegant Beauty Salon is known for attentive client care, inviting interiors and premium products.   What inspired you to create your business? I have been doing nails since I was 15

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Lamont Mackley Joins Fellow Community Leaders for WVIZ/PBS Discussion on Diversity and Inclusion

On October 15, JumpStart’s Chief Inclusion and Outreach Officer Lamont Mackley sat down with Brian Hall from Greater Cleveland Partnership and Vanessa Whiting, Board Chair of MetroHealth and President of A.E.S Management for “An Inclusive Economy: What Does That Mean?” part of the Cleveland Connects series. Sponsored by PNC Bank and produced by cleveland.com, The

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2019: Talking Culture, Community and Curiosity with Marcia Moreno

Each year from September 15 to October 15, the U.S. celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. The celebration spans two months because Sept.15 marks the anniversary of independence for five Latin American nations (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua). Mexico and Chile also celebrate their independence later in the month while Columbus Day—also known as

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Meet Our Newest Portfolio Company: Axuall

On September 25, Cleveland startup Axuall closed a $3 million seed financing round. JumpStart led the round with an investment from our Evergreen Fund, and we were joined by large group of prominent investors including  Zapis Capital Group, M25, North Coast Angel Fund, Kettledrum Ventures and Drummond Road Capital. Read more about Axuall’s seed round in Crain’s Cleveland Business We’re excited about Axuall because

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