VIDEO: The Power Of Collaboration In The Toledo Business Growth Collaborative

The Toledo Business Growth Collaborative is a network that consists of existing small business assistance organizations in the Greater Toledo community. Working together, these organizations are dedicated to finding and filling gaps in the service continuum and connecting their clients to the resources they need. In this recorded webinar from Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020, JumpStart’s

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Meet Cohort Four Of The Northwest Ohio Impact Program

Cohort four of our Northwest Ohio Impact Program is officially underway! Over the next three months, these five entrepreneurs will be learning and working together with our Northwest Ohio team. The program will culminate in a demo day-style showcase on December 1, where all five will use their new knowledge and skills to pitch to

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Northwest Ohio Impact Program Spotlight: Cohort Three

In February 2020, JumpStart kicked off its third Northwest Ohio Impact Program. Then COVID-19 hit, forcing a switch to virtual class sessions and the cancellation of the program’s culminating showcase event. Still, Cohort Three completed the program. COVID-19 made it impossible for us to connect with these graduates in person, so we sat down with

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Impact Program Spotlight: Nicholas Harper of Eden Couture

Eden Couture is the Toledo area’s premier bespoke clothier. Specializing in a personalized shopping experience, owner Nicholas Harper and his team of skilled tailors work with high-quality materials to ensure every customer has the sharpest look and the perfect fit. COVID-19 made it impossible for us to connect in person with Nicholas and the rest

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Impact Program Spotlight: Na Tasha Shabazz of The Taste Wine Bar

The Taste Wine Bar is Toledo’s first self-serve wine bar, with 20 wines on tap every day is a wine tasting. Established as a place where customers can feel comfortable (and not intimidated) when ordering and buying wine, Taste’s casual atmosphere allows you to sample and learn about wines at your own pace. COVID-19 made

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Impact Program Spotlight: Quintin Riley of Legendary Carpet Care

Legendary Carpet Care’s mission is simple: to provide the highest quality service to each and every customer. Led by entrepreneur Quintin Riley, the company utilizes innovative technology, green cleaning and professionally trained technicians to provide both clean and healthy living and working atmospheres. COVID-19 made it impossible for us to connect in person with Quintin

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Impact Program Spotlight: Karen Hoskins of Divine Printing

Divine Printing T-shirts & More provides printing and consulting services in the heart of Toledo. Led by Karen Hoskins, Divine prints everything from T-shirts to business cards, wedding/funeral programs, yard signs, vehicle graphics and banners. COVID-19 made it impossible for us to connect in person with Karen and the rest of this year’s Northwest Ohio Impact

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JumpStart’s Core City: Cleveland and Northwest Ohio Impact Programs Will Split Prize Money Equally and Eliminate Upcoming Showcase Events

In February 2020 JumpStart kicked off its third Northwest Ohio Impact Program and its ninth Core City: Cleveland Impact Program. Then COVID-19 hit our communities and we were forced to pivot our approach for these two cohorts, continuing to teach virtual class sessions while altering curriculum to meet the rapidly evolving needs of all the

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Meet Our Third Northwest Ohio Impact Program Cohort

Cohort three of our Northwest Ohio Impact Program is officially underway! Over the next three months, these five entrepreneurs will be learning and working together with our team. The program will culminate in a demo day-style showcase on May 12, where all five will use their new knowledge and skills to pitch to a panel

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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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