Jera Stewart Wins $10,000 Grand Prize At Our Fall 2019 Northwest Ohio Entrepreneur Showcase

On Tuesday, December 3, Northwest Ohio Impact Program participant Jera Stewart delivered the winning pitch for her business, Jera’s Heavenly Sweet, during the program’s culminating entrepreneur showcase—taking home the top prize of $10,000. Located in downtown Toledo, Jera’s Heavenly Sweet creates incredible treats baked from scratch daily. Jera provides genuine and consistent customer service to her customers

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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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Five Questions with Timiko Kiner of Mane Medic Hair Rejuvenation

Mane Medic Hair Rejuvenation provides comprehensive consultations and treatments during the early stages of hair thinning and hair loss, as well as treatments for scalp disorders. Mane Medic helps build self-confidence by making clients feel natural, attractive, and comfortable through a confidential and cost-effective approach.   What inspired you to create your business? I was

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Five Questions with Ambershaun Byrd of Abyrdseyephoto Productions

Abyrdseyephoto Production is an inner-city photography studio that serves the community through corporate and event photography. Abyrdseyephoto focuses on capturing candid, off guard portraits that reveal your true character (a-byrdseye-view), presenting a creative, professional, convenient and amazing experience for customers.   What inspired you to create your business? I’ve had a love for taking pictures

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Five Questions with Jera Stewart of Jera’s Heavenly Sweet Bakery, LLC

Jera’s Heavenly Sweet is a made-from-scratch bakery with traditional style customer service. They produce and sell cookies, cakes, pies, breads, brownies, cake balls, candy and a variety of pastries—always made the old-fashioned way. Heavenly Sweet also provides made to order desserts and custom-made cakes and cookies.   What inspired you to create your business? My

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Five Questions with Tiffany McMorris of Elegant Beauty Salon

Located in West Toledo, Elegant Beauty Salon provides high standards of excellence and the most updated professional haircuts, colors, nail services and skincare needs. Elegant Beauty Salon is known for attentive client care, inviting interiors and premium products.   What inspired you to create your business? I have been doing nails since I was 15

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Meet Cohort Two Of The Northwest Ohio Impact Program 

We are excited to announce cohort two of the Northwest Ohio Impact Program! This 12-week business assistance program is designed to drive economic impact in the city of Toledo by helping individuals overcome obstacles to entrepreneurship through hands-on advising and industry-specific mentoring. Over the next three months, these five businesses will be learning and working together alongside JumpStart’s Northwest Ohio team

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Zobaida Falah Wins The $10,000 Grand Prize At Our First Northwest Ohio Entrepreneur Showcase

On Tuesday, September 17, Northwest Ohio Impact Program participant Zobaida Falah delivered the winning pitch for her business, CURE during the program’s culminating entrepreneur showcase—taking home the top prize of $10,000. Zobaida Falah created CURE with a goal to “Make Healthy Taste Good” while funding projects to help end world hunger. The company’s CURE bar is

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Five Questions with Wes Grudzien of Marketplace Ninjas

Marketplace Ninjas develops strategies for sellers on Amazon to outperform all competition. Founder Wes Grudzien would like to increase his staff and joined the Northwest Ohio Impact Program to gain as much knowledge as possible and solidify his business model. What inspired you to create your business? Marketplace Ninjas actually sprang off from a local

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Five Questions with Blair Johnson of BMJ Enterprises

Blair Johnson and BMJ Enterprises have been renovating homes since 2014 and recently expanded into property management and maintenance. Blair would like to provide more jobs locally and joined the Northwest Ohio Impact Program to help him develop a plan to scale his business. What inspired you to create your business? It started off with

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Five Questions with Moni Featchurs of Premier Screenings

Launched by entrepreneur Moni Featchurs, Premier Screenings provides inflatable movie-style screens for any outdoor or indoor event. The City of Toledo took notice of the business and became a client in an effort to attract more people to city parks. Moni joined the Northwest Ohio Impact Program to gain new insights on the best way

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Five Questions with Zobaida Falah of Cure

Zobaida Falah created Cure with a goal to “Make Healthy Taste Good” while funding projects to help end world hunger. The company’s Cure bar was the first snack bar to include the superfood black seed and Zobaida joined the Northwest Ohio Impact Program to improve her understanding of strategic partnerships and managing a staff. What

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