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YBI/Jet Creative Announce Marketing Partnership

By admin | June 14, 2017

A partnership between Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) and marketing firm Jet Creative will give entrepreneurs their own quality website and marketing materials at discounted rates. The announcement comes with the unveiling of YBI’s new website, also designed and produced by Jet, which features simple navigation, a fresh look and detailed information for entrepreneurs, manufacturers, and…

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Reaching your customer in an increasingly digitized world

By Nicole Dascenzo | June 14, 2017

How to get your customer to see you when you can’t see them Taking out an advertisement in a local newspaper simply won’t cut it anymore. Ads on the internet are getting easier and easier to dodge. As subscriptions to daily print newspapers continue to drop and online ad blockers become more prominent (and customers…

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Why Social Media is a Necessary Evil for your Business

By Nicole Dascenzo | June 14, 2017

The best ways to reach the best audience Social media has undeniably taken over the way that people communicate. Gone are the days of sending a letter or even an email to a friend to communicate online. While more traditional forms of communication are absolutely still existent – and used, – it is becoming increasingly…

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Gene Groys on Angel Investing

By Brittany | May 2, 2017

Here at the YBI we surround ourselves with the best, the brightest, and arguably some of the busiest. Gene Groys, one of our Entrepreneurs in Residence, represented the YBI on Friday as he participated in a panel discussion on Angel Investing, hosted by Dan Hampu of The Bit Factory, and again today, Gene is participating…

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How to Customize Your Facebook News Feed to Maximize Your Productivity

By Brittany | May 2, 2017

We love getting “tips” to help our productivity. Include Facebook as a way to help us be productive is even better! Medium shows us how to do it. “As social media marketers, we spend a lot of time on Facebook, managing our Pages, engaging our fans, finding good content, and creating ads. In this post,…

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SEO Secrets: Reverse-Engineering Google’s Algorithm

By Brittany | May 2, 2017

No matter how many times Google tweaks or evolves The Algorithm, from Panda to Penguin to Polar Bear, these logical and intuitive SEO tips should remain timeless. The people at Free Code Camp are SEO masters. “What have I learned from creating content for the internet? One thing is crystal clear: if you want people…

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Cutting edge 3D Printing

By Brittany | May 2, 2017

Strangpresse LLC, a Youngstown Business Incubator Portfolio Company, is proud to be part of the NIAR (National Institute for Aviation Research) at Wichita State University. Strangpresse Models 19 & 30 polymer pellet-fed extruder heads are both part of the Research Center. The Model 30 is mounted on a large robotic arm and gantry crane structure,…

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Popular Excuses for Not Starting

By Brittany | May 2, 2017

Best advice for launching a startup? Just do it. Startups.co gives their advice on how to start your own business. “You should have started your business yesterday. You’re reading this because you didn’t. It’s frustrating, I know. You find yourself waiting for that perfect storm of events to come together to make it obvious that…

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What You Need to Know Before Starting a Platform Business

By Brittany | April 26, 2017

We’re in an era that, thanks to digital technologies, is highly conducive to platform businesses — and to their existing on a greater scale than in the past. MIT Sloan wrote an article on how to start up your own platform business. “There’s a great deal of enthusiasm about platform strategies these days. Entrepreneurs pitch…

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YBI In the News

Following are prominent mentions of YBI and our portfolio companies in the news media.

Gene Groys on Angel Investing

By Brittany | May 2, 2017

Here at the YBI we surround ourselves with the best, the brightest, and arguably some of the busiest. Gene Groys, one of our Entrepreneurs in Residence, represented the YBI on Friday as he participated in a panel discussion on Angel Investing, hosted by Dan Hampu of The Bit Factory, and again today, Gene is participating…

Read More

Cutting edge 3D Printing

By Brittany | May 2, 2017

Strangpresse LLC, a Youngstown Business Incubator Portfolio Company, is proud to be part of the NIAR (National Institute for Aviation Research) at Wichita State University. Strangpresse Models 19 & 30 polymer pellet-fed extruder heads are both part of the Research Center. The Model 30 is mounted on a large robotic arm and gantry crane structure,…

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