entrepreneurship

Applications open for new retail incubator

Applications open for new retail incubator program
Calling all future boutique owners, cosmetologists and style retailers - you could be part of a new incubator program in Glenville.

Fashion for golfers and more

Girls Got Swing, Ohio
Irene Dooley was inspired to open her store, Girls Got Swing, when she had difficulty finding fashionable golf clothes in Northeast Ohio. Her shop provides high-quality, chic looks for not only golfers but also women who live active lifestyles. Dooley was kind enough to answer some questions for us about opening Girls Got Swing, being an entreprenuer and engaging with customers.

Clothing company finds inspiration in Cleveland

Cleveland Swag Co., Ohio fashion
Local couple Rory and Brenda Haehn had a hard time finding Cleveland-themed clothing they liked, so they decided to design their own - and Cleveland Swag Co. was created. See what Brenda had to say about starting an apparel company, entrepreneurship in Cleveland, and finding inspiration.

Fashion entrepreneur designs for CLE

CLEVE STUFF, Ohio
Jameson McMaster had been working as a graphic designer for more than a decade when he decided it was time to share his appreciation for Cleveland by way of an apparel business - and his company CLEVE STUFF was born. CLEVE STUFF offers a variety of Cleveland-themed apparel that celebrates Northeast Ohio. We chatted with McMaster about entrepreneurship, design and his love for Cleveland.

Bringing African fashion to Cleveland

Chimu fashion, Cleveland, Ohio
Chioma Onukwuire's fashion line, Chimu, was created when she discovered a local need for African fashion. The savvy Cleveland-based entrepreneur was kind enough to answer some questions for us about filling a gap in the marketplace, naming her business and fashion in Cleveland.

Local shop specializes in custom jewelry

Wanderlust Jewelers, Cleveland, Ohio
Heather Airgood and her husband, Wes, opened Wanderlust Jewelers in Cleveland Heights in 2011, after both had studied fine arts and worked for other jewelers. Since then, they've grown their company to include not only custom jewelery designs, but also heirloom rebuilds and repairs. Heather was kind enought to answer some questions for us about being a local fashion entrepreneur, business advice and finding inspiration.

Blog spotlight: thecurvyguru

thecurvyguru, Cleveland blog
Kourtlyn began her blog, thecurvyguru, as a hobby, and it has since grown into something much more significant. The local lifestyle blogger answered some questions for us about blogging, finding inspiration and style advice.

Local boutique focuses on unique brands

Fringe Boutique
Located in Moreland Hills, Fringe Boutique has become a local shopping destination where women can expect to find brands that aren't available anywhere else locally. The owner of Fringe was kind enough to answer some questions about why she opened her boutique, entrepreneurship advice and her favorite style tips.

Local company built on natural hair products

NaturAll Club, natural hair products, Cleveland, Ohio
Muhga Eltigani had a problem - every time she tried a product on her super curly hair, she was disappointed. See how this led her to build her company, NaturAll Club, right here in Cleveland.

Cleveland-based Team Wendy designs innovative ski helmet

Cleveland-based Team Wendy designs innovative ski helmet
Cleveland-based Team Wendy recently announced the launch of an innovative ski helmet designed to help search and rescue teams. The M-216™ Ski Search and Rescue Helmet provides ski search and rescue (SAR) professionals with a platform that can be scaled up or down to meet the mission requirements by incorporating mounting capabilities not previously available to rescue operators in any ski or snow rated helmet.

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