5 Questions With Allison Craig Of The Sweet Fix Bakery

Located in the Cedar-Lee neighborhood of Cleveland Heights, The Sweet Fix Bakery offers customers a variety of delicious desserts and sweet treats through its retail, wholesale and catering services. We caught up with owner Allison Craig to learn more about her and her business as she readies to present in the culminating showcase of our

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Meet Cohort Twelve Of The Cleveland Small Business Impact Program

Congratulations to the graduates of the twelfth cohort of our Small Business Impact Program. This 12-week business accelerator program is designed to help individuals overcome the obstacles of entrepreneurship through hands-on advising and industry-specific mentoring. Over the course of the program, these entrepreneurs worked together alongside JumpStart’s Impact Program team to tackle key business issues,

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 32: Impact Program Entrepreneur Spotlight – Jumar Newell and Leatron Twitty

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, Jumar Newell of

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4 Things Startups Need To Know About Social Media Measurement

Social media has given startups and small businesses an incredible opportunity to reach and engage with their consumers directly. But understanding how to measure social media’s impact leaves many startups scratching their heads. In fact, even large companies often struggle with the fact that each new channel has its own terms and analytics platforms that

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 31: Impact Program Entrepreneur Spotlight – Eduardo Rodriguez

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 episode, Eduardo Rodriguez, owner and founder of Café Social LatinoAmericano

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[VIDEO] Portfolio Company Spotlight: PROJiTECH

JumpStart’s Evergreen Fund recently participated in Cleveland-based PROJiTECH’s $1.4M seed round. PROJiTECH’s groundbreaking platform, OnStation, provides simple, streamlined tools to frontline road workers, enabling them to locate, visualize and communicate critical issues on roadway projects. Founder and CTO Jake Bailosky developed the app after experiencing a need for the solution firsthand while working as a

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Looking For Leads? Technology Can Help

Healthy revenue begins and ends with a predictable sales pipeline. But how do you actually build that pipeline? Fortunately, technology affords businesses several highly effective options for prospecting clients and generating qualified leads. Here are a few tried and true techniques:   Optimize your website for search engines Search engine optimization is a powerful and

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 30: Impact Program Entrepreneur Spotlight – Diane Linston and Brittney Nichols

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 episode, Impact Program graduates Diane

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 29: Small Business Impact Program Showcase Winner, 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 episode, JumpStart’s Patrick Kucharson joins

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 28: Impact Program Entrepreneur Spotlight – Amy Witzigreuter, Witzi’s Raw Granola

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, Amy Witzigreuter, the owner & founder of

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 27: YOU (Youth Opportunities Unlimited)

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 27, Marcus Harris, the Young

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JumpStart Makes Investments in 4 Innovative Tech Companies

JumpStart recently made investments into four Ohio-based tech companies, adding new technologies to our diverse and growing portfolio. These innovative startups offer platforms which seek to solve unique challenges within their sectors. Learn more about the four companies joining our portfolio below.   Inphlu Inphlu is an Ohio-based social media automation platform, with offices in

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