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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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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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Appleseed microloan project launched in Ohio PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Microdinero Staff

The Braintree Business Development Center has launched the Appleseed Micro-Loan Program to help small businesses in the North Central Ohio.

4076_jumpstart_pres_nThe Mansfield, Ohio-based center will provide loans of US$1,000 to US$35,000 to help home-based and other small companies buy equipment, build inventory, restructure debt and for use as working capital or on short-term projects.

"This isn't about keeping the lights turned on, we're making resources available to Northeast Ohio entrepreneurs with big ideas so they can overcome specific hurdles to growing their businesses," said Bob Cohen, chief executive of the nonprofit business incubator and entrepreneurial support center.

"We want to enable these emerging companies to generate jobs and wealth for their community and the region," he said.

Braintree also offers mentorship and training.

Braintree is a member of the Cleveland, Ohio-based JumpStart Entrepreneurial Network, a group of advisors, incubators and funds working across 21 counties of Northeast Ohio.

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