5 Guiding Points for Success in Life

We all need guiding points for navigating life, from business interactions to family, home and friends. Chuck Surack, Sweetwater Sound, Sweet Cars and Sweet Aviation Founder (among various other entrepreneurial ventures) shared in The NIIC Ideas@Work Keynote five rules he lives by in our community and through his global companies. Here they are, summarized and expanded. 1) It’s all […]

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Editorial credit: / Shutterstock.com By now you’ve probably heard of the Beyond Burger and its competitor the Impossible Burger. The latter is now available nationwide at Burger King and over 5,000 restaurants nationally. According to a recent CNN article authored by Linda Drayer on August 9, 2019, “One of the Impossible Burger’s ingredients is a […]

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Your BIG IDEA , Three Tips from the Man Behind The Million Dollar Arm

Wouldn’t it be great if million-dollar ideas grew on trees? They take hard work, ingenuity, and often lead you outside your comfort zone. For sports agent and entrepreneur J.B. Bernstein, his breakthrough came from looking through a new lens at something as traditional as baseball. Drawing on his unique cross-cultural experience, Bernstein created The Million Dollar Arm contest […]


Would You Like Fries With That?

Courtesy of Pixzolo Photography Despite what you think of the quality of their food, the customer experience you enjoy or the business model challenges facing quick-service restaurants, U.S. based quick-service restaurant (QSR) chains are increasingly vying for market share, and the top three are competing neck and neck with each other, according to the most […]

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Crowdfunding—is it right for you?

Access to capital is a vexing issue for many serious entrepreneurs and business builders. Some see crowdfunding as a free way to raise funds (not true). It is a way to fundraise for a project, non-profit organization or business using an online platform and social media channels. Various forms of crowdfunding exist. Equity, reward, debt […]

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