Why embracing a ‘startup mentality’ is good for business

Startups (and their fearless band of business builders) are often synonymous with their scrappy can-do attitudes, creativity, and sense of innovation. They execute to bring an idea to life through a mission-driven culture. One of the most prolific writers and professors on entrepreneurship, Steve Blank, once said, “a startup is “a temporary organization designed to look […]

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U.S. SBA Small Business Resource Guide, Indiana 2019-2020

The U.S. SBA Small Business Resource Guide for Indiana is now available for download (or get a printed copy from WEOC at The NIIC).  Various resources are available to women business builders throughout the state. “This is a great tool for all Indiana entrepreneurs, no matter where they are in the small business life cycle,” […]

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The Hershey Company: From Trials to Triumph

Halloween and candy go hand in hand, like peanut butter and jelly. Whether you’re giving out candy or have a kid trick-or-treating, you can’t escape the ubiquity of the Hershey Company products. Here is a quick quizlet for you to ponder? How many Hershey brands are there? What share of the U.S. chocolate market does […]


The morally courageous leader

There are over 4.7 billion Google hits on the topic of leadership, but only 1.1% of those Google web hits speak about moral courage. How do you show up when there’s a lot on the line? How do you react under criticism or intense pressure at work? When your team finds itself in a bind, what […]

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Want a more entrepreneurial organization? Start here.

Whether working in the public or private sector, the key to enjoying a sustainable and satisfying working life lies in following the positive examples set by healthy business builders and entrepreneurs. Let’s look at four ways in which innovators show up in the workplace and how your company might follow suit. Resilience A baby learning […]

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