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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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 11: The JumpStart Impact Program with Arleesha Wilson & Shanelle Johnson

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 11, we catch

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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 10: Debt Crowdfunding With Dora Rankin And Monica Grays

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, Monica

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 9: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion In Small Business With Lamont Mackley and Shashonna Duckworth

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 9, JumpStart’s Lamont

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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 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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Arleesha Wilson Takes $10K Grand Prize At Core City: Cleveland Fall 2020 Entrepreneur Showcase

On Wednesday, December 3, Core City: Cleveland Impact Program participant Arleesha Wilson delivered the winning pitch for her business,  the Law Office of Arleesha Wilson, during the program’s culminating entrepreneur showcase—taking home the top prize of $10,000. Known as “The People’s Esquire,” Arleesha launched her law firm three years ago with the goal of bridging the

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Video: Core City: Cleveland Impact Program Fall 2020 Showcase

On Wednesday, December 2, the tenth cohort of the Core City: Cleveland Impact Program participated in a virtual version of their culminating showcase event. This event was an online demo-day-style competition where the seven program participants used their new knowledge and skills to present their pitch to a panel of judges for a chance to

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WOVU JumpStart Fridays, Episode 1: Diving Into Diversity Equity and Inclusion In Cleveland’s Tech Ecosystem

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 one, JumpStart’s

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Meet Cohort Ten of the Core City: Cleveland Impact Program

We are excited to welcome the tenth cohort to our Core City: Cleveland Impact Program! This 12-week business assistance program is designed to drive economic impact in the city of Cleveland by helping individuals overcome obstacles to entrepreneurship through hands-on advising and industry-specific mentoring. Over the course of the three-month program, these entrepreneurs are learning

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Diversity in the workplace

No matter how cautious or forward-thinking, few organizations had plans in place for simultaneously dealing with a global pandemic, an economic shutdown and political and social unrest. Our natural instincts lead us to stick with the basics, set aside the nonessential and ride out the storm until conditions improve. But if the status quo does

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