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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JumpStart and WOVU Launch Black History Month Series Focused On Entrepreneurship

In celebration of Black History Month, JumpStart and WOVU have launched a four-part radio series dedicated to Black Entrepreneurship. These conversations, hosted by JumpStart’s Ron Stubblefield, explore the challenges and joys of Black business ownership and offer information and ideas to help strengthen Black businesses.   Episode 1: Civil Rights and Entrepreneurship Guests Erica Penick,

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Unlikely Partnerships Drive Innovation

Competitive advantage is a fundamental driver of all successful companies. However, maintaining that advantage is becoming increasingly difficult as emerging technologies generate disruptive market forces more powerful and dynamic than ever before. Transformational technologies such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, augmented/virtual reality and 5G are driving innovation at an unprecedented pace. As technology

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Equity and Collaboration Must Lead In Cleveland’s Race toward an Innovation Economy

The month of February is the national marker to emphasize the stories, contributions, names, faces and experiences of Black Americans throughout history. I celebrate Black History Month with pride, yet I, like others, know that Black history is American history. Therefore, it is not in our best interest as a country to relegate it to

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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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Happy Holidays From JumpStart

As we rush to the end of an unexpected year, we want to take a moment to share our gratitude for the entrepreneurs, supporters and community partners who make our region thrive. We wish you health, happiness and prosperity in 2021. Click the video below for a special holiday message from members of the JumpStart

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 6: Waverly Willis’s Entrepreneurial Journey

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, owner

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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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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 4: Entrepreneurship During COVID-19 with Barbara Bradford and Lisa McGuthry

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 4, we hear

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Angela Flowers Built A Business To Change Kids’ Lives

Angela Flowers has spent her career counseling at-risk kids challenged with mental health and social issues. Her years working in Cleveland’s public schools showed her the power of providing intervention directly in the learning environment. That set the stage for her to develop a business model to bring specialized support to as many kids as

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