07.08.16

3 Ways to Embrace Change in Your Business

By: Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center We live in an age of rapid change and growth. As business leaders, we must stay relevant or face the consequences. History reminds us that adaptability and resilience are keys to long-term success. But how? What’s the key to reinventing yourself and your business? Here […]

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06.28.16

Study: Progress Toward Leveling the Playing Field for Women Entrepreneurs

By: Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center Women entrepreneurs are getting shortchanged in the start-up community workplace.This might not be a new revelation, but according to the 2016 American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor study released in April, male business owners pay themselves an average of $17,400 a year more than their female counterparts. […]

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06.27.16

Three Practical Lessons From Running a Lemonade Stand

By: Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center Kids don’t take life too seriously, and they also know how to quickly bounce back from adversity. If you’ve ever seen a lemonade stand enterprise, then you know exactly what I mean. Sometimes the kid behind the stand knows more about how to succeed […]

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06.23.16

4 Ways to Foster a Culture of Entrepreneurship At Your Company

by Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center We live in challenging and uncertain times. When I was first out of college and joined the General Electric Company now called “GE”, it was regularly shared that, “Loyalty is 24 hours deep, and on Friday we are even.” That’s why the younger generation […]

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06.22.16

5 Telltale Signs of Entrepreneurial Burnout (and What To Do About It)

By: Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center Entrepreneurs are a special breed of people. They tend to be intense and do everything to the fullest extent possible. Work hard and play hard, right? While this motto can contribute to their success, oftentimes it can work against them. Yes, I am referring […]

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