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Monthly Archives: November 2014

New sales partnership for Accelerator client GlamNatural


Accelerator client GlamNatural has launched their all-natural, nontoxic line of color cosmetics and makeup on ShopHQ.

The launch adds on the cosmetic company's past sales success with Birchbox, QVC Germany, Gloss 48, Nordstrom's HauteLook and Vegan Cuts.

GlamNatural proves that beauty can be healthy - all of their products are 100% vegan, natural and nontoxic.  The company has developed its own Body Safe Promise, to which all of its products adhere, and invites other companies to use this standard for their own products.

Accelerator welcomes visiting companies from Italy


Three Italian entrepreneurs are visiting Akron to learn about the Accelerator's programs and business resources in Northeast Ohio. One of the companies is the Accelerator's newest client, Ravizza Packaging, which makes bagging machines. The other companies include GEA Profumi, which manufactures home fragrances, textiles, luggage and bags, and Copywrite Europe Group, which manufactures children's school supplies.

Accelerator CEO Anthony Margida: The importance of strategic planning



Accelerator CEO Anthony Margida, PhD was featured in the most recent issue of Smart Business to reflect on the importance of strategic planning and offer key advice on how to find a balance to devote the time and resources needed for this crucial aspect of business leadership. 

The article is part of a series that Dr. Margida has written for the publication to provide guidance and advice to entrepreneurs, business leaders and small business owners in the region and across the nation.