VIDEO: Predicting The Future Part One: How To Prepare A Financial Forecast

For young businesses, financial forecasting is often an overwhelming undertaking. Learning how to build and present financial projections that attract the attention of bankers and investors without venturing into unrealistic territory can be a difficult task to master. On Wednesday, December 3, JumpStart held an evening seminar, sponsored by Charter One, aimed at conquering the

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5 Reasons To Step Up Your Job Search During the Holidays

The holiday season is here and contrary to popular myth, hiring doesn’t stop in December. In fact, the holidays can be one of the best times to land a great new job. It’s the one time of year when simply “being there” can set you miles apart from the competition. Here are five reasons to step

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Why “To Whom It May Concern” May Be Killing Your Cover Letter

Whether you write it in the body of an email, attach it along with your resume or upload it to an automated online application, your cover letter still matters. A personalized, well-planned letter can give you an edge over other candidates. A shoddy, haphazard note can do just the opposite. That’s why beginning your outreach

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3 Ways To Prove You Are A Critical Thinker

According to the Wall Street Journal, employers are increasingly frustrated by a lack of “critical thinking” skills amongst young hires. According to the same article, young hires are increasingly confused about what exactly “critical thinking” even means in today’s job market. Like any buzzword, the actual definition of “critical thinking,” often gets lost in the

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NE Ohio’s Booming Tech Talent Hunt

An article in this week’s Crain’s Cleveland Business outlined a phenomenon hitting the Northeast Ohio tech scene: software companies hiring talented developers away from other companies, even if these employees aren’t actively job hunting. The reason? More open positions—and not enough people to fill them. “Most people that are very successful and ‘A’ players are probably

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Youngstown Business Incubator Ranked Best In Class Globally

The Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) has been named the number one University-linked incubator in the world by the University Business Incubator Index (UBI). This ranking represents a big win for our state in a competitive category populated by incubators from Stanford, Cornell and UC Berkeley, to name a few.     YBI is affiliated with

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6 Valuable Resources For Minority Entrepreneurs

JumpStart is committed to inclusion across all of its programs. We recognize the single best hope for the nation’s ongoing competitiveness is to create inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems, and we understand there are the unique challenges and opportunities facing minority entrepreneurs. From educational opportunities to networking and career development, here are six valuable organizations dedicated to helping diverse

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How To Flip The Script On Your Next Job Interview

Good candidates already know how to ace the common job interview questions, but they often miss the opportunity to do a little interviewing of their own. Great candidates know that rattling off a few timely questions during their interview is often what sets them apart as someone who came prepared and is truly interested in

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You Graduated College! So Now What?

For those fresh out of college and leaving the academic world, there is a pivotal decision ahead: what to do with the rest of your life… or at least where to start? Do you become part of the corporate workforce, clocking in at 9 and out at 5? Or do you take the risk on

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Passing The Career Plateau: How To Get A Move On

Losing momentum is a common issue many experience when facing an obstacle or challenge. It can happen when battling for weight loss, struggling to find a job or even trying to collaborate on a team project—you can simply lose steam. A career plateau is difficult and will often leave us questioning our ability to succeed

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