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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Video: Reopening the Economy – How Entrepreneurs Are Preparing for the Future

It’s been an unprecedented spring for startups and small businesses. Some have had to close their doors, others have had to make serious adjustments to survive and a few have built a new future in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this recorded webinar, JumpStart’s Heather Hall moderates a conversation about what comes next

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VIDEO: Leading Your Business Through An Economic Crisis

With little warning, the COVID-19 outbreak has created a serious threat to many of the businesses JumpStart supports. On March 26, we assembled an online panel of business experts from our Burton D. Morgan mentoring program to discuss this threat and provide real and practical advice for business owners during this time of uncertainty. Below

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[PODCAST] Founders Unfiltered featuring Hoa Pyles McManus, Co-Founder of SHARE

Hoa Pyles McManus is the co-founder of SHARE, one of Ohio’s most exciting startups (and a JumpStart portfolio company). SHARE is a micro-transit company but Hoa actually started out in the healthcare industry, using the compassion and communication skills she gained to build a product and service that will make a positive impact on people’s

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Daron Henderson Takes $10K Grand Prize At Core City: Cleveland Entrepreneur Showcase

On Wednesday, December 4, Core City: Cleveland Impact Program participant Daron Henderson delivered the winning pitch for his business, Lo-Key Entertainment during the program’s culminating entrepreneur showcase—taking home the top prize of $10,000. Lo-Key Entertainment offers a variety of premium entertainment services including DJing, uplighting, photo booths and promotional printing. DJs from Lo-Key have performed all over the

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Five Questions with Vicki and Stephen Kotris of Cleveland Cookie Dough Company

Cleveland Cookie Dough Company is a mobile business serving edible cookie dough, ice cream sundaes and more via its mobile food truck, nicknamed “Chip.” Recently named the second-best food truck in Cleveland by Cleveland Scene, the company publishes its mobile locations on its website and also offered a variety of catering options for individual clients.

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Five Questions with Camille Harris of All 4 Kids, LLC

All 4 Kids is a 5-star rated facility that offers a variety of part-time and full-time Early Childhood Programs for children ranging from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. All 4 Kids’ primary goal is to keep your children happy, healthy and safe while engaging them in purposeful learning and play.   What inspired

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