YBI ANNOUNCES COMPANIES PITCHING AT 3RD ANNUAL ‘SHARK TANK’ EVENT

5 COMPANIES SELECTED TO PITCH THEIR IDEAS YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio —The Youngstown Business Incubator has announced the five companies pitching at 2022 Shark Tank. They are Aura Beauty, a beauty company that uses AI and AR technology to deliver perfect-fit, reusable manicures to its member’s every month; YOGO Bikeshare, the first ever micro-mobility platform in the…

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MBAC Business Spotlight: Emerald City Construction

How MBAC Helped This Trumbull Small Business Compete for Large Regional Contracts Emerald City Construction is a low-impact green infrastructure company. The owner, Keland Logan, has been recognized by the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership (TNP) as a preferred contractor in providing home restorative and renovation services. Emerald City was also certified as a MBE in July.…

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YBI OFFERS NEW PROGRAM AIMED AT CONNECTING SMALL BUSINESSES WITH ANCHOR INSTITUTIONS

YBI Expands Services to Warren with New Supply Chain Diversity Director WARREN, Ohio —  The Youngstown Business Incubator has expanded their services to include a program aimed at supplier diversification. The goal of the program is to engage with the region’s anchor institutions, (e.g. hospitals, universities, government, industry) to diversify their supply chains to spur…

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Growing your Business: Creating Economies of Scale

What are Economies of scale?   Economies of scale are cost advantages reaped by companies when production becomes efficient. Achieving economies of scale means increasing production and lowering costs. The costs are spread over a larger number of products or services, which lowers the price for consumers.   Economies of scale can be both internal…

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YBI ACQUIRES REVOLUTIONARY TECHNOLOGY FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CLUSTER IN OHIO

Myra Benedikt, Youngstown Area Jewish Foundation past board president; Lisa Long, financial resource development director with the Youngtown Area Jewish Foundation; Dror Danai, Xjet CBO; Barb Ewing, CEO of the Youngstown Business Incubator; James Dascenzo, YBI executive committee chairperson; Yair Alcobi, Xjet CEO; YSU President Jim Tressel; John Wilczynski, executive director of America Makes; and…

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Keep The Momentum Going After Black Business Month

Black Business Month is a time to celebrate the successes of black-owned businesses, together we can economically empower our community and reinvest our dollars into building businesses. As black business month comes to a close here are a couple things to keep in mind:   What is black business month?   Black business month is…

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YBI’S LAKE TO RIVER SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS (L2RSBS) PROGRAM LAUNCHES IN ASHTABULA COUNTY

YBI ANNOUNCES NEW BUSINESS PROGRAM COORDINATOR TO ASSIST EMERGING AND SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN ASHTABULA COUNTY Ashtabula, OH— YBI is expanding their services to Ashtabula County with the addition of a new Business Program Coordinator, Ginny Pasha, who will work directly with entrepreneurs to support small business development in the eastern corridor of Ohio through…

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YOUNGSTOWN STARTUP AIMS TO CHANGE THE WAY CONSUMERS SHOP

Four The Greater Good is taking on the responsibility for how their products are being made YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Jessica Boccio had tried everything on the market for her two young children (then ages 2 and 4) who were both suffering from eczema at the time. After numerous doctor visits and several steroid creams later,…

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APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR YBI ‘SHARK TANK’ EVENT

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR YBI ‘SHARK TANK’ EVENT YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Local and regional entrepreneurs will have a chance to earn prize money to fund their business ideas at the 3rd Annual “Shark Tank” pitch competition and fundraising event hosted by the Youngstown Business Incubator and sponsored by Leonard J. Fisher Family, Vince & Phyllis…

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YBI ANNOUNCES 6 ‘SHARKS’ FOR SHARK TANK EVENT

YBI ANNOUNCES 6 ‘SHARKS’ FOR SHARK TANK EVENT YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Business Incubator announced the six “sharks” that will serve on the panel at the 3rd Annual Shark Tank Event October 6 at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center: Ray Mancini, Entrepreneur and Boxing Legend, Ellen Tressel, Philanthropist, Herb Washington, CEO/Founder of HLW Fast Track…

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