01.15.19

Creativity Starts Here

by Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, The NIIC Creativity is not something exclusive to artistic types. Business builders across any discipline can benefit from harnessing the power of creativity. After all, without creativity and commercialization of good ideas, most companies would not grow or be relevant. One of the things I learned, earlier this year… Click […]

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01.15.19

HEROINES: CAPEABLE WEIGHTED PRODUCTS

Entrepreneurship is anything but easy. It takes a special kind of person to swim upstream, face the challenges of running/building a business and to carve their own path. Our Heroes Video Series celebrates the incredible men and women who exemplify real grit and entrepreneurial spirit in Northeast Indiana and beyond. Click here to watch the […]

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01.08.19

Celebrating 2018 – Embracing 2019

By Tammy Y. Allen, NIIC Director, Marketing & Programs As we welcome the New Year, we thank you for the opportunity to engage and work with you. We have collectively, positively impacted Northeast Indiana’s innovative and entrepreneurial community this past year. Here are the top 5 stories from NIIC-WEOC E-News—based on your engagement. Thanks for […]

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12.03.18

The NIIC Heroes Video Series – Heroine Nicole Hayden, Creative Cat Marketing

Entrepreneurship is anything but easy. It takes a special kind of person to swim upstream, face the challenges of running/building a business and to carve their own path. Our Heroes Video Series celebrates the incredible men and women who exemplify real grit and entrepreneurial spirit in Northeast Indiana and beyond.

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11.14.18

We Are Thankful

The NIIC is only as good as the clients who make it. All of The NIIC staff are truly grateful for all the amazing, hard working clients that are changing the game, and we are thankful for those who have supported The NIIC and the business builders we assist every day.

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10.30.18

SUCCESS ON TAP: WHAT BUSINESS BUILDERS CAN LEARN FROM CRAFT BREWERIES

By Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, The NIIC “BEER IS PROOF THAT GOD LOVES US AND WANTS US TO BE HAPPY.” Ben Franklin (supposedly) said this. I can’t help but wonder what he’d think of our modern craft beer scene and its most loyal beer enthusiasts. (Hint, millennials, women, Hispanics and other important segments […]

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10.01.18

The NIIC Heroes Video Series – Hero Gerret Stier, GMS Distribution

Entrepreneurship is anything but easy, and it takes a special kind of person to swim upstream, face the challenges of running building a business and carve their own path. Our new Heroes video series celebrates and are incredible men and women who exemplify real grit and entrepreneurial spirit in Northeast Indiana and beyond.

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09.17.18

The Understated Introvert Advantage

by Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, The NIIC When you think of a business builder, what qualities or personality traits come to mind? Maybe someone who has high energy and can effortlessly work a room (A Gladwell connector type)? The truth is, while the business world can seem to acknowledge and value this sales […]

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07.09.18

THE UNSTOPPABLE FORCE OF WOMEN BUILDING UP WOMEN

by Tammy Y. Allen, Director, Marketing & Programs, The NIIC Photo by Pexels Women are a life force to reckon. Combine this concept with that of women building up women, and imagine the impact. How can we apply these concepts to address research stating two barriers women entrepreneurs face are fear of failure and lack of access to resources? […]

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05.22.18

ENDING ON A SOUR NOTE: WHY GIBSON BRANDS ULTIMATELY FAILED

by Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, The NIIC Gibson Brands Inc. made headlines this month with news of its plans to file bankruptcy. Their financial woes are not unique, but what is, is the root of their failure. They likely went bankrupt because they were too fixated on innovation while not acknowledging the changing times. Some […]

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