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Pitt Magazine - Real Returns: J KoKo Hauling feature May 2022

Smallwood’s entrepreneurial story is one that plays out again and again in Western Pennsylvania. Through the IEE, business owners who need information, connections and support to flourish find all three. With a lot of work, they often prosper.

“It takes a village to raise an entrepreneur,” says Smallwood. And a big part of that village, she adds, is the IEE.


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Forty Women Over 40: Jill Smallwood Helps Turn Dirt into Diamonds Feb 2022

We often hear about the success of women much younger than the encore entrepreneurs over 40. Onyx Woman Network created their 40 Over 40 feature to celebrate seasoned sisters striking out on their own after 40, debuting J KoKo Hauling owner and operator, Jill Smallwood, as the first profile.

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University of Pittsburgh Spotlight Nov  2021

In recognition of National Women’s Small Business Month, the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence (IEE) hosted a women in business roundtable spotlighting five Western Pennsylvania entrepreneurs, including J KoKo Hauling owner, Jill Smallwood.

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URA Business Spotlight Aug 2020

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of Pittsburgh talks with J KoKo Hauling owner, Jill Smallwood, on how the URA's support during the COVID-19 pandemic has truly been amazing.


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J KoKo Hauling LLC is SBDC's December 2020 Success Story

The Small Business Development Center of the University of Pittsburgh highlights J KoKo Hauling, LLC as it's Success Story. The SBDC provided business plan review, financial projections and operational support to Ms. Smallwood during the initial stages of J KoKo Hauling, LLC and continues to be a big supporter of the business to this day.


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