WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 12: From Idea To Enterprise With James Barnes of Immaculate Cleaning Company

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, Cleveland

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How To Develop Your IP Strategy

Imagine working hard to launch your company. You build your product, implement a go-to-market strategy, make a logo, hired employees, finalize investors, and more. Many entrepreneurs I have worked with got to this point to discover: You are now being sued for infringing upon someone else’s Intellectual Property (IP) Rights. Because they build their product

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 8: The Business of Fashion with Charron Martin and 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 week’s episode, two

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 5: Trauma-Informed Care with Gloria Ware, Bethany Friedlander & Diane Robinson

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 5, JumpStart’s Gloria

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VIDEO: The Power Of Collaboration In The Toledo Business Growth Collaborative

The Toledo Business Growth Collaborative is a network that consists of existing small business assistance organizations in the Greater Toledo community. Working together, these organizations are dedicated to finding and filling gaps in the service continuum and connecting their clients to the resources they need. In this recorded webinar from Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020, JumpStart’s

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Video: Elevate Your Side Hustle

When it comes to business development and entrepreneurship, the voyage is perilous but worthwhile for those with the right mindset and drive. In this recorded webinar, you’ll hear from Northwest Ohio Impact Program graduate Quintin Riley, owner of Toledo-based Legendary Carpet Care, about navigating the highs and lows of the side hustle, and learn how

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 2: Global Entrepreneurship Week Lands in Ohio November 16

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. Global Entrepreneurship Week is

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Before Building A Product, Build Your Product Roadmap

A few years ago, an image began making the rounds of the internet—a piece of notebook paper in landscape orientation, marked up heavily in blue ballpoint ink. The thirteen rows and ten columns laid out critical plot points and interconnections for a portion of one of the highest-selling books of all time—Harry Potter and the

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Growth, Retention & Relationships Make the Dollars Flow

If you are following the Entrepreneur Roadmap as laid out, you’ve developed a launched a product, and are reaping the fruits of your hard work. New customers are rolling in, and you are getting great feedback on your product. You are keeping a close eye on all your KPIs, and you’ve had some great conversations

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5 Things To Think About When Expanding Your MVP’s Features

You’ve launched your MVP and its working like you expected. You’re satisfying a need for your users, collecting tons of data and analytics and likely generating some revenue. How do you capitalize to get the most of this data and your early-stage traction? If you have dedicated users for your product, they are likely willing

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