Ignite! Entrepreneurship Series
The Ignite! Entrepreneurship Series provides business knowledge and down-n’-dirty skills in an affordable, social environment.
We are helping artists see themselves as entrepreneurs! Programming is targeted to the needs of creative and arts-based entrepreneurs within the Ingenuity and Hamilton Collaborative network, as well as Cleveland’s wider creative landscape. We emphasize peer-to-peer learning and partnerships with established resources in the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Ignite! maximizes the value of social learning and peer mentorship, and provides networking opportunities in an engaged yet informal setting.
Our mission is to empower budding entrepreneurs and hobbyists towards action, accelerate the growth of existing businesses, and drive employment in the creative sector.
Drop in for a beer, a chat and learn something new.
Additional resources can be found here. Please let us know what else you'd like to see!
Writing for Business
Michelle Nguyen of Mindset Mastery discussed the ‘Minto Method’ or ‘McKinsey Method'. Attendees learned to develop a better system for gathering thoughts, presenting them in a logical well-structured way and writing clearly and concisely.
SEO for Small Business
Liza Sue Studebaker of Liza Sue Productions discussed Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for your small business with our audience, who learned how to grow their visibility organically (without paying!) and increase awareness of your brand.
Legal & Tax Considerations for Small Business
These topics often come with a lot of questions and concerns for small business owners. Thompson Hine's Sean Ganley and Danielle Hayden from Kickstart Accounting spent an evening answering these questions and offering some clarity around this daunting topic.
Navigating the Gig Economy
Three local gig economy pros sat down for a panel and discussed the joys, hardships, frustrations, and successes in this arena.
Local food business owners shared their experiences in that realm - they talked about everything from finding space, operating mobile food units, branding, and more!
Finding Funding for Small Business
Local fundraising professionals answered questions and provided resources to our audience of eager listeners. An in-depth Q&A allowed personalized advice along the way.
The Entrepreneurial Spirit & Serial Entrepreneurship
Two local entrepreneurs shared their journeys, explaining what drew them to the life of entrepreneurship and the traits and skills that aided them in their success.
This program is presented with the generous support of The Ohio Arts Council.