Every small business is different. However, there are some basic principles that stay the same no matter who you are or what kind of business you’re trying to grow.
In this episode of the JumpStart Podcast, Larry Fulton, Owner of LEFCO Worthington, Constance Hill-Johnson, MPA, Owner and Managing Director of Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services, Lamont Mackley, Principal of Entrepreneurial Services and Investing at JumpStart and Mike Marchetti, Venture Partner at JumpStart reveal their secrets to small business success.
Larry Fulton, Owner, LEFCO Worthington
Larry Fulton leverages an awarding winning strong entrepreneurial background across sectors including government, banking,manufacturing and non-profits. His areas of expertise include business planning, strategic growth, financial analytics, and M&A. Larry is currently the owner of LEFCO Worthington, a Cleveland-based producer of custom engineered wood crates that sells into the defense, utilities, and general industrial markets.
Constance Hill-Johnson, MPA, Owner & Managing Director, Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services
Constance started her business in 2002, and now in its 16th year, has successfully served hundreds of seniors throughout the greater Cleveland area and surrounding communities. Her professional background includes over 10-years of senior healthcare management experience in a variety of healthcare settings. She also spent five years as an institutional sales broker on an equity sales and trading desk for Merrill Lynch Capital Markets in Detroit, Michigan.
Lamont Mackley, Principal, Entrepreneurial Services and Investing, JumpStart
Lamont assists entrepreneurs as they work through their seed funding pursuits to stimulate initial growth and adequately prepare them for follow-on funding. Lamont brings extensive executive and management experience to the JumpStart team. Most recently, Lamont taught business and professional studies courses at Chancellor University and the Jack Welch Management Institute. He also founded Another Level Resources, an executive coaching and development firm specializing in facilitating solutions to problems for business executives.
Mike Marchetti, Venture Partner, JumpStart
As a Venture Partner, Mike provides advisory services to high-growth, early-stage startup and existing scaleup companies. He partners with entrepreneurs and management teams to help companies grow, overcome challenges and boost value. Prior to JumpStart, Mike was in San Francisco leading Business Operations and Technology for software-as-a-service company ClearSlide. Prior to ClearSlide, Mike was the Senior Director of Business Solutions at Yelp, where he helped scale Yelp from $30 million to $600 million in revenue and prepared the company for IPO.
This is the first event in JumpStart’s Core City: Cleveland Program 2017-2018 series “The Habits of Successful Small Businesses.“