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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Video: The Money – Finding The Funding To Grow And Scale Your Business

In this recorded webinar, JumpStart’s Adam Salon hosts a discussion on the different types of funding available to entrepreneurs starting a business. From grants to loans to venture capital, our panel of experts discusses what financial considerations you need to think about right from the start. This webinar is part three of “Launch! presented by

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You’ve Launched Your product… Now Comes The Hard Part!

Congratulations! You’ve built and launched a product! Now it’s time for the heavy-lift… onboarding and adoption. Say hello to your new key function, Customer Success! A newer term that grew out of the concept of customer support, Customer Success focuses on proactive behaviors, specifically: Getting the user actively engaged Focusing on early usage Ongoing engagement

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When It Comes to Startup Success, The Market Is King

Entrepreneurs and investors alike often haggle about which is the more important ingredient for startup success, the product or the team behind it. Is the idea the sun around which everything else orbits? Or, are there truly rock star personalities out there who can turn even mediocre ideas into strong startups? Almost everyone I’ve met

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Video: The Market – Where Big Ideas Become Viable Businesses

Businesses start with an idea, but they grow only when customers are willing to pay for their products and services. In this recorded webinar, our panel of experts discusses entering the market, including topics such as: How to identify and refine your target market How to validate your business concept How to figure out the

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Success Despite Setbacks In FY 2020

There is no doubt 2020 has been a year unlike any other. Disruption and uncertainty have impacted our lives and our economy in ways we couldn’t imagine last year. Despite these challenges, we know our community will persevere because Northern Ohio is strong. In response to the challenges posed by the COVID19 pandemic, Northern Ohio’s

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Video: The Concept – Every Great Company Starts as an Idea

In this recorded webinar, our  panel of experts discusses turning  a big idea into a  viable business, touching on a variety of topics to consider during the conceptualization phase of entrepreneurship including: Local resources available for you along your entrepreneurial journey How to create a business plan, including milestones to keep you on track and

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Six Questions with Entrepreneur-in-Residence Ron Stubblefield

Earlier this month, Leaders from the Economic Community Development Institute (ECDI), the Hispanic Business Center, The Presidents’ Council, The Urban League of Greater Cleveland and JumpStart announced Ron Stubblefield as the group’s first shared Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR). A nationally recognized lawyer, scholar, economic development professional and entrepreneurial advisor, Stubblefield acts as a collaborative resource between all

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