Ripple Effect: Startups and Small Business Make Up Vital Part Of Regional Economy

Jobs, wages and economic growth are topics frequently covered at the dinner table and boardroom alike, because these things impact our lives and communities in significant ways. Adding to the conversation, this week JumpStart released its annual economic impact report indicating startups and small businesses engaged with JumpStart and its partners generated more than $1.2

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 15: Mental Heath and Entrepreneurship with Angela Flowers

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, co-founder

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 13: Restauranteurs Pivoting In A Pandemic With Jose Melendez And Tiwanna Scott-Williams

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, local

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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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