Business Startup Services

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We Provide Process-Focused Guidance for Entrepreneurs

At GLIDE, our seasoned entrepreneurs and experienced business advisors offer business startup services and support on a number of business- and growth-focused topics. Rather than focus on specific technologies, our team emphasizes the business development process — ensuring that startup and small business entrepreneurs have reliable guidance to help them move forward with confidence and achieve their goals.

This focus on process over all else empowers our entrepreneurs to learn the fundamentals of growing a business, and it’s had remarkable results. Nearly 7,000 entrepreneurs have benefited from our business startup services since our founding, resulting in sales growth exceeding $670 million and funding of more than $926 million. This has enabled our entrepreneurs to create thousands of jobs across Northeast Ohio and provide educational opportunities for students seeking experience.

Our Business Startup Services

  • Market Research — We help entrepreneurs build competitive intelligence, growth projections, audience data, and more to identify their next business opportunity.
  • Intellectual Property — From trade secrets to patents, we guide entrepreneurs through the process of securing their intellectual property.
  • Business Planning — We don’t write business plans, but we challenge entrepreneurs to understand the elements that make a business successful and help them communicate them in cohesive business plans.
  • Talent — We help entrepreneurs find the right talent — from assessing hiring needs based on critical skill sets to structuring HR policies and providing internships.
  • Sales and Marketing — Without sales, nothing happens. We help entrepreneurs understand effective sales and marketing strategies and implement key tools.

Start Your Growth Journey with GLIDE

Ready to learn more about our business startup services and our commitment to helping you build a strong foundation for growth? Connect with our team today.