JumpStart Talks Blockland On The Sound Of Ideas

The Blockland Solutions Conference was a resounding success, attracting more than 1700 people to Cleveland to learn more about the future of blockchain technology and how Cleveland can play a critical role in that future. Coming out of the conference, the community is already asking “what’s next for Blockland?”—the grassroots community initiative that organized the

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Revealed: 17 Secrets To Small Business Success

Every small business is different. However, there are some basic principles that stay the same no matter who you are or what kind of business you’re trying to grow. In this episode of the JumpStart Podcast, Larry Fulton, Owner of LEFCO Worthington, Constance Hill-Johnson, MPA, Owner and Managing Director of Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services,

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[PODCAST] 10 Ways To Ruin A Website

Your website should be the hub of all your marketing efforts … so is yours a 24/7 lead generating machine or an out-of-date embarrassment? With years of digital marketing experience, the web gurus at Kiwi Creative—a Cleveland-based marketing studio for B2B software and technology companies—have seen the good, bad and downright ugly of all things website-related.

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[PODCAST] Using Outside Influencers To Grow Your Business

Building a brand today requires more than some brochures and the occasional press release. Whether you’re wooing social media influencers on Instagram or pitching reporters in a newsroom, knowing how to find and engage the people who can help get your message to your customers is key. On Wednesday, September 20th, JumpStart welcomed Kate Lienesch,

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[Podcast] Scaling Up: Grow Or Die

When it comes to running a business, time stands still for no one. New competitors, new customers and new industry disruptions add up over time to create one simple truth—If you stop working to stay relevant, your business will inevitably start to decline. In this session of “Scaling Up”—a new JumpStart event series focused on

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[PODCAST] Startup Stories: Living Local, Thinking Global

Whether you live in Cleveland or California, building a world-class startup requires you to think on a global scale. On Thursday, March 30th, JumpStart invited a panel of experienced NEO entrepreneurs to Bottlehouse Brewery to share real stories and offer real advice about getting the most out of your local resources, while also keeping your

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IP Workshop With Isaac Molnar

On Thursday, January 12, JumpStart hosted an IP workshop with Isaac Molnar, Assistant Attorney General and Intellectual Property Counsel, Business Counsel Unit for the State of Ohio. This program focused on issues unique to web-based/software/app-based (“IT”) companies. The first topic, Intellectual property or IP, refers to trademark, trade secrets, patent and copyright law. Each of these

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Candid Conversation: Entrepreneurship & Family Sacrifice

Entrepreneurship can be exciting and rewarding. But the long hours and high stress can take a real toll—on you and the people who care about you. On Tuesday, December 6, JumpStart invited entrepreneurs and their families to the Great Lakes Science Center for an honest discussion about the sacrifices they make on a daily basis.

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Using Great Culture To Attract Top Talent

Large companies have some major advantages over startups when it comes to finding and keeping employees. But small ventures can still compete for great talent when they focus on creating a company culture that supports and inspires people. On November 16, JumpStart hit the road for  a panel discussion with entrepreneurs and recruiters at Hofbrauhaus Cleveland

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Accounting For Growth: How Strong Financial Planning Can Make Or Break A Startup

In the beginning, startups are all about the idea. But young ventures grow quickly, and financials can get complicated fast. Get caught snoozing on your financial practices and you’ll find it much harder to demand a fair valuation, or raise the capital you need to keep growing. On Thursday, October 27 JumpStart hosted a conversation

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How The Health-Tech Corridor Can Help Your Startup Grow

Relocating to Cleveland’s re-imagined Health-Tech Corridor offers tremendous opportunities for innovative biomedical, healthcare and technology companies. On Wednesday, October 19, JumpStart and BioEnterprise hosted a discussion on the opportunities available in the HTC, as well as an overview of the resources and funding available through both organizations. Listen to a podcast recording of the event

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[PODCAST] Building A Blockbuster Personal Brand

Did you miss this standing-room-only session at Startup Scaleup 2016? Did you leave the session looking for even more information? If so, now’s your chance to listen to a second edition of “Building A Blockbuster Personal Brand.” In this podcast, Jacquie Chakirelis, Senior Digital Director at Advance Ohio, discusses the foundation of building a strong

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