05.04.16

Stop Dreaming–Start Doing: Celebrate Entrepreneurs During Small Business Week

By: Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center As you may know, National Small Business Week is underway. The annual event, hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration May 1-7, is designed to recognize the nation’s top small businesses, entrepreneurs, and business advocates. We have good reason to be proud of our nation’s independent workforce, […]

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05.04.16

Insights with J.B. Bernstein

This is J.B. Bernstein. Is he famous? Well, if having a movie made about you defines famous for you, then yes, he is. Is he kind of important? Yes, he is. J.B. has managed the names and brands of athletes like Emmitt Smith, Barry Bonds, and Barry Sanders. Inspired by the popularity of professional basketball […]

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05.01.16

Special Edition: 5 Life Lessons Learned From My Mother (in Honor of Mother’s Day)

By: Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center You know, I don’t typically write too many personal posts, but in honor of Mother’s Day next week, I thought I would share 5 life lessons I learned from my mother. As many of you know, my mom passed away in January 2016 after […]

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04.27.16

Business Expansion: Are You Doing it Right?

By: Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center For every successful business, there are many others that are no so successful. It’s true: it’s a challenging world out there for entrepreneurs and business owners. Those that make the cut face a unique set of challenges. With expansion, come growing pains. A little […]

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04.22.16

The Power of the ‘Why’

By: Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center If you have not read the book or seen the Ted Talk on Start with Why Sinek Video, you really should. Simon Sinek captures the essence of “people don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.” Often this is the rallying cry […]

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