Profit Plan vs. Budget: Creating A Profit Plan with Purpose

As a small business owner, chances are you’ve been told countless times how important it is to have a business plan or a budget for your small business. Budgets are the worst! Hopefully, you don’t use one for your business. What you really need is a Profit Plan which shows how your business is going

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5 Content Ideas to Post on Your Business’s Social Media Pages

Struggling to figure out what to put on your business social media pages? Regularly updating your social media is important to help keep your business fresh in people’s memory and on their feeds. Here are 5 fantastic ideas that will help you stay active on Facebook, Twitter, and more.   1. Share Industry News No

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Meet Cohort Nine of the Northwest Ohio Small Business Impact Program

JumpStart’s Small Business Impact Program is a 12-week business accelerator 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 will work together, alongside JumpStart’s Impact Program team, to tackle key business issues with significant emphasis on financial projections and capital pitches.

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MES DE LA HERENCIA HISPANA: Cómo acceder a Recursos Comerciales en la región Norte de Ohio.

Todos los años nuestra nación conmemora el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, del 15 de setiembre al 15 de octubre, celebrando las historias, cultura y contribuciones de nuestra población Hispana y sus antecesores, que vinieron desde México, España, el Caribe, Centroamérica y Sudamérica. Click here to read the blog in English Las celebraciones que se

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Exploring Business Resources in Northern Ohio

Every year, Americans commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Presione aquí para leer el artículo en español National months are dedicated to bringing awareness to important or

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How to Build Your Startup’s Brand

Few things are as critical to business success as establishing a strong brand. And yet, too many startups get it wrong or even skip startup branding entirely. Whether you’re trying to attract venture capital or just ensure that your fledgling business resonates with its audience, a strong, vibrant brand is absolutely crucial. But how do

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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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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 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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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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Video: Northwest Ohio Impact Program Spring 2021 Entrepreneur Showcase

On Wednesday, May 12, the fifth cohort of the Northwest Ohio Small Business Impact Program participated in a virtual version of their culminating showcase event. This event was an online demo-day-style competition where program participants used their new knowledge and skills to present their pitch to a panel of judges for a chance to take

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