WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 25: Spotlight on Kinsman

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. JumpStart Fridays’ Neighborhood Spotlight segment continues with Joy Johnson, Executive Director of Burten,

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 24: Spotlight on Glenville

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 24, JumpStart Fridays continues its

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Hiring a Development Firm, Part 3: Managing Contract Resources

In my tenure working with founders, I’ve had the opportunity to watch more than my fair share of development efforts using contracted resources. For the business-oriented founder who has a strong idea but not a technical co-founder or resource in their corner, it’s a viable way to get an MVP up and in the market

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 23: Spotlight on Midtown Cleveland

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. JumpStart Fridays kicks off its Neighborhood Spotlight

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Hiring a Development Firm, Part 2: Terms, Contracting, Execution

So you have found a development firm you want to work with to build your product. Hopefully, you took the advice outlined in Part 1 of the series to vet candidates and obtain the right firm for your project. So now it is time to code, right? Wrong!  Remember, the whole purpose of vetting candidates is to figure out who

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 22: Cleveland Neighborhood Progress

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 22, JumpStart’s Lamont Mackley and

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JumpStart Welcomes Five New Startups To Its Portfolio

We are excited to introduce five new companies recently added to JumpStart’s investment portfolio. These five new companies join the 120+ innovative tech companies in our portfolio. Learn more about these groundbreaking companies:   Thrivable Thrivable is the healthcare industry’s only on-demand market research platform for teams that want to ensure the voice of the

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 21: Bridging the Technology Divide

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, Tondi & Terrance

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 20: Challenges For Women In Entrepreneurship

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. This week’s episode explores the

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Five Questions with Leatron Twitty of My Smart Home Ohio

My Smart Home Ohio is a company that specializes in the installation, sale and service of smart home and business technology, including security, energy-saving and comfort devices.    How did you get the idea for your business? My uncle needed some security cameras installed at his residence. His friend offered to pay me to install

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Five Questions with Amy Witzigreuter of Witzi’s Raw Granola

Witzi’s Raw Granola produces grain and gluten-free granolas made with organic ingredients. The Witzi’s brand offers handmade granola in a variety of flavors and is available in stores across Ohio.   How did you get the concept for your business? I was inspired to find granola to meet the dietary needs of my son. Once

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