Meet Cohort Fourteen Of The Cleveland Small Business Impact Program

Congratulations to the fourteenth Cleveland-based cohort of our Small Business Impact Program.

This 12-week business accelerator program is designed to help individuals overcome the obstacles of entrepreneurship through hands-on advising and industry-specific mentoring. Over the course of the program, these entrepreneurs worked together alongside JumpStart’s Impact Program team to tackle key business issues, with significant emphasis on financial projections and capital pitches.

The program will culminate in a demo day-style competition on May 18, 2022, where program participants will pitch their business to a panel of judges. The grand prize pitch will take home $10,000, and each of the other participants will receive $2,500 to help grow their businesses.


Back To Beautiful
Wallace Thomas

Back To Beautiful Landscaping and Supply is a locally owned company with more than 20 years of experience. Started in 2011 as a small family-owned business, Back To Beautiful services residential and commercial properties in Northeast Ohio. The company’s mission is to make sure its clients are completely satisfied with each and every experience.


Little Spark Refill Shop
Rachel Regula

Little Spark Refill Shop is Cleveland’s first sustainable living refill shop. Little Spark offers a convenient shopping experience to refill household essentials and personal care products for the eco-conscious consumer (experienced or not). The company also provides ways for the community to recycle items that are normally hard to recycle such as contact lenses and their packaging or pill bottles.


Data Shine, LLC
Colleen Kassouf Mackey

Data Shine is a woman-owned consulting firm that partners with purpose-driven organizations to harness the power of data by providing on-demand evaluation, applied research, info management and data communication services. Through its work, Data Shine honors many voices and perspectives to provide evidence to communicate community value, make strategic decisions and innovate to benefit people and places.


Liaison Media
Wayne Smith III

Liaison Media is a video production agency, crafting strategy-driven visual content for organizations that need to express their true impact, engage their community and achieve long-term business objectives by telling unforgettable stories.


Ortiz Art Drafts Designs LLC
Hermes Ortiz

Ortiz Art Drafts Designs LLC is a Puerto Rican-owned, all-in-one graphic design, engraving, embroidery and print shop. The majority of Ortiz Art Drafts’ customers are in the Hispanic community, as well as companies, for-profit and non-profit organizations, churches, stores, restaurants, barbershops and general customers.


KAZ Radio TV Network
Larry James

KAZ Radio Television Network is an online radio and TV broadcasting station with two locations and three studios, with a wide audience and millions of viewers. KAZ was born out of the need for religious organizations that wanted to share their beliefs worldwide but couldn’t afford the cost of national or local television. Today, Kaz Radio TV amplifies the stories of entrepreneurs, leaders, and organizations, by providing high-quality broadcasting technology and guaranteeing worldwide multimedia distribution.


Latino Taste-To-Go
Angelica Torres

Latino Taste-To-Go is a woman-owned and operated Latin carry-out restaurant on Cleveland’s east side. The restaurant provides a quick made-to-order experience with a truly authentic taste of Caribbean and Latin American dishes. Taste-To-Go appeals to those who are short on time but want a homecooked experience by providing freshly made-to-order items ranging from small bites to large plates.


Gentle and Caring Homecare
Kayla Roberts

Gentle and Caring Homecare is a non-medical home health care agency. The company provides in-home care to the elderly in disabled by assisting with everyday living needs in four Ohio counties. Gentle and Caring opened in December 2016, with a mission is to provide professional care to its clients.