Stepping Up In The Glass City: Small Business Pitch Finale

Connect with Toledo’s Small Business ecosystem at the Stepping Up in the Glass City Pitch Competition Finale, the culmination of a series highlighting local entrepreneurs in the Uptown and Junction neighborhoods. Entrepreneurs from the previous two pitch competitions will compete for a chance to take home $500 (1st place), $250 (2nd place) or $100 (3rd

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Stepping Up In The Glass City: September Small Business Pitch Competition

Connect with Toledo’s Small Business ecosystem at the Stepping Up in the Glass City Pitch Competition, a series highlighting local entrepreneurs in the Uptown and Junction neighborhoods. Entrepreneurs will compete for a chance to take home $200 and grow their business. Register today to attend and support the local small business community. Interested in pitching?

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Stepping up in the glass city: Small Business Pitch Competition

Connect with Toledo’s Small Business ecosystem at the Stepping Up in the Glass City Pitch Competition, a series highlighting local entrepreneurs in the Uptown and Junction neighborhoods. Entrepreneurs will compete for a chance to take home $200 and grow their business. Register today to attend and support the local small business community.

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ProMedica Innovations Summit

Preview exciting, next-generation innovations, hear technology trends and insights directly from industry experts, learn about the resources available to transform ideas into powerful products, and meet entrepreneurs contributing to the health and prosperity of our communities. One of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in the United States, ProMedica is recognized for unmatched clinical care and

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Demystifying Customer Relationship Management Systems

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems can be challenging to set up and difficult for teams to learn and adopt. And yet, they’re a marketing tool that is a must-have in today’s landscape. CRM systems don’t just centralize your contacts and their interactions, but they also enable automation (like emails, drip campaigns, and other workflows). In

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Northwest Ohio Small Business Impact Program Showcase

On Tuesday, August 23rd, you’re invited to meet the graduating cohort of JumpStart’s Small Business Impact Program at their culminating showcase. This event will be a demo-day-style pitch competition where program participants will use their new knowledge and skills to present their business to a panel of judges for a chance to take home up

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Elevate Your Side Hustle: Remix

Elevate your side hustle! Join us in person for a conversation on how to boost your business. Hear from past JumpStart Small Business Impact Program graduates (Mikhala Bagot of Island Soul and LaShawn Martre of Sons of Nature Lawncare) as they share their entrepreneurial journey.

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Trauma… And How It Affects Your Bottom Line

Join us on July 26th for a holistic and comprehensive look into trauma and how it affects your bottom line. Speakers Tamika Otis and Summer W. Fitch will cover the cultural context surrounding trauma, the effects of ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and how it can affect your life and business. Tune in for an entrepreneur

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Free Coworking Day

The University of Toledo Business Incubator will be opening its doors to all Northwest Ohio startups, freelancers, and entrepreneurs. As the popularity of remote positions increases, professionals are searching for more collaboration potential from their work environments. Enjoy a day away from your home office and learn more about the services and benefits included with

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Free Coworking Day

The University of Toledo Business Incubator will be opening its doors to all Northwest Ohio startups, freelancers, and entrepreneurs. As the popularity of remote positions increases, professionals are searching for more collaboration potential from their work environments. Enjoy a day away from your home office and learn more about the services and benefits included with

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Prototyping and Creating Your MVP

The goal of prototyping is to create a draft that looks and feels like the finished product. This helps avoid costly errors by allowing you to test your product or service before it’s built. The minimum viable product (MVP) or prototype, allows you to identify problems, collect feedback, showcase your idea, and refine your design

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