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The Lean Canvas and Lean Stack are some of the results of Running Lean, one of the pivotal books that outlines a systematic methodology for quickly vetting product ideas and raising your odds of success.

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Kive the oldest and biggest

Kiva is one of the oldest and biggest crowdfunding platforms; started in 2005 they have nearly a million lenders and have funded half a billion dollars of loans around the world. Now Kiva Zip is focusing that scale to fund…

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Crowdfunding comparison chart

Compare Crowdfunding platforms with this chart courtesy of Idea Crossing®.  Braintree professionals are ready to assist in crafting your campaign.

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Tech Sprout

TechSprout is a grant program designed to help technology ideas move towards commercialization.  Grants are availble to companies participating in the Braintree Incubation Program.

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Appleseed Microfinance

Small capital. Bid impact.

The Appleseed Microfinance Loan Fund is designed to help provide small amounts of capital (from $1000-$50,000) to small business to create and/or retain jobs.

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Braintree provides facility and consulting services to both new to market and existing small businesses.

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Braintree Business Development Center
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Are you a business start-up...or in the early stages of growing your company?

Do you have a new business idea that needs exploring? Maybe you need seed or growth money?  Or maybe you need a place to house your new start-up?

You've found us,the Braintree Business Development Center.

The Braintree Business Development Center, is a regional entrepreneurial assistance organization that supports small business in Northeast Ohio. We focus on the following industries: advanced manufacturing, alternative energy, information technology, bioscience and agriculture/food processing.

Braintree supports entrepreneurs though:

Business incubation - As one of the Ohio Edison Technology incubators in Northeast Ohio, Braintree provides collaborative services, below market lease rates and access to a network of Braintree partners.

Business Assistance - Through Braintree's network of business and industry partners, Braintree is able to assist small businesses with their needs for counseling and assistance.

Networking and education - Braintree provides ongoing networking and educational opportunities.

Funding - Braintree can assist small business with direct lending or leveraging capital where appropriate.

Services we offer include:

  • Support system of successful entrepreneurs

  • Flexible space

  • High-speed internet access

  • Links to accounting, financial, and legal professionals

  • One-on-one business counseling

  • Networking opportunities with other small businesses