The Youngstown Business Incubator has compiled a list of resources to help you keep up to date on COVID-19 resources. These links should provide you up to date information as things are changing rapidly.  At this time, Ohio is not listed on the SBA Disaster site, however when that gets updated, please follow the link…

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The experience of going to Montgomery, Alabama and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice was a watershed event for the Youngstown Business Incubator.  The fact that we were there just days before the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech made the entire experience event more impactful for us.  The…

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Employee Motivation Motivation as a term is derived from the Latin word “movere” which means movement. It relates to the factor that affects someone’s behavior. Employee motivation is seen as the level of commitment, energy, and creativity that an employee brings to the organization or job. All these are related to the question on what…

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  Rich Wetzel, CEO and Co-Founder of Freshmade 3D, is a result of the 3D Printing entrepreneurial ecosystem currently growing in the Youngstown area. A graduate of Youngstown State University, Rich spent the summer of his senior year interning at MakerBot and soon began working at the Youngstown Business Incubator in 2014 as the Additive…

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For 18 years, Pam Szmara has worked as an orthodontic dental laboratory technician where she fabricated orthodontic appliances for the dental industry through her company, Live Wires Orthodontics. When 3D printing engulfed the world of dentistry 6 years ago, Pam was forced to either adopt the new technology or be left behind. When one of…

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What makes the utilization of 3D printing on a global scale so exciting is that the technology is being used in nearly every industry in extraordinary ways. You may be surprised to discover that you may be using or looking right at 3D printed works in your daily life, without even recognizing it. Ponder the…

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In early 2017, the Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) began their Israeli-YBI collaborative, an initiative designed to attract Israeli companies to northeast Ohio, specifically the YBI’s downtown Youngstown campus. Since that time, the program has really proven its necessity for companies seeking a larger market. Numerous companies have shown interest in the program and Northeast Ohio’s…

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So, I love learning about my ‘industry’ and how we can create stronger, better startups. If you’re a startup founder, serial entrepreneur or an incubator employee and love learning – keep reading! If you’re none of the above and still love learning, read away – you won’t be disappointed. A couple weeks ago I had…

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Social media is an endlessly valuable tool that every business should incorporate into their marketing routine. It’s a quick way to get smaller tidbits of information out to your audience rather than sending an email newsletter, and can work to get new customers familiar with your business as well. With the number of platforms available…

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Like most millennials, I see an inherent value in two things: technology and diversity. This is why I believe the I-YBI initiative is a valuable asset to YBI and the entirety of the Youngstown community. I-YBI is a partnership between Israel and the Youngstown Business Incubator in order to further both parties’ involvement in technology…

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