JumpStart, Inc’s vision is to increase the economic impact and sustainability of Northeast Ohio’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, while leveraging JumpStart’s experience and expertise to catalyze entrepreneurship nationally. Working with Caroline Taich, JumpStart recently updated its strategic plan.

The process involved engaging a diverse set of stakeholders. Keeping board members and business leaders from multiple service lines aligned and on track was critical.

Caroline also helped create a succinct summary plan which integrated key points from individual service lines into a synthesized overview that reflected viewpoints from across JumpStart leadership.

The end product included the activities, financials, and key metrics that will guide the organization going forward.

“While Caroline is able to bring solid business management skills to almost any challenge (from building a business to growing one), one of her greatest strengths is strategic planning expertise. Through her leadership of strategic planning at JumpStart, she facilitated discussions, create processes, and provided frameworks which enabled the senior management team overall to make the most critical decisions to the health and growth of the business. I was regularly impressed by her ability to simplify complex problems, to utilize external data and perspective to inform internal decisions, and to do so with a gentle yet firm touch. I look forward to the opportunity to work with Caroline again!”

– Cathy Belk, President, JumpStart Inc