Food Staffing Industry Expert Breaks Down Recruiting Restaurant Workers—Common Mistakes...

One of the biggest challenges restaurants face as they re-open is how to find—and keep—the right people. That topic is near and dear to Thor Wood, Founder and CEO, SnapShyft, a food service staffing technology startup headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind. Thor has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including everything from operations […]

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7 Ways to Reinvent Your Business for a Post-Pandemic World

Like a global pandemic or recession, major economic disruptions are filled with lessons for business builders—some painful, others profitable. Karen Stahl, co-owner of Moake Park Group, shared some valuable lessons she learned during 2020 at The NIIC’s Innovation Leadership Showcase Breakfast in April 2021. Rethink the status quo. Moake Park is a commercial architecture firm […]

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Trauma Surgeon Forms Small Business on Quest for Innovative Patient Care, Seeks Pharmac...

Frustrated—The Problem Dr. Cuthbert Simpkins, MD, FACS, is an experienced trauma surgeon who has been in practice for 40 years.  He has successfully operated on patients with gunshot wounds to the heart and other vital organs. However, too many died later of septic shock due to infection. These patients died despite his use of state-of-the-art […]


Busting 5 Startup Myths

Entrepreneurship thrives on mythology. We consume stories of misperceptions of Rockstar entrepreneurs, influential visionaries, and unbelievable success stories. Success stories sell. It’s true for dreamers, authors, and athletes. And it is justified for any Founder’s compelling vision and passion. Here are five most commonly held entrepreneurial myths. Myth 1:  Entrepreneurs only require a great idea. Reality: […]

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Business Building—It’s the Way Forward.

If living through a pandemic has taught us anything, it’s flexibility, resiliency, vision, and finding silver linings. Wendy Kennedy, President and Founder, WKI, wendykennedy.com, calls these silver linings milestone moments. “We have to stay focused on the silver linings. We’ve been through tough times before. Focus on the true value you are delivering,” said Kennedy. […]

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